Paula Schwebel

Paula Schwebel was a doctoral fellow of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme in 2008-2009.  In 2010, she was a doctoral fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre in Jerusalem.  She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in Philosophy and Jewish Studies (2011) with a dissertation entitled ‘Walter Benjamin’s Monadology.’  She has since held post-doctoral positions at the Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp (2011) and the Centre for Jewish Studies, Berlin-Brandenburg (2012).  She is currently a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University.  Schwebel works on Critical Theory, Continental Philosophy, and German-Jewish Thought.  She is currently working on a manuscript on expressionism and historical time in Walter Benjamin, and she is the co-editor of Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014).
‘Walter Benjamin’s Monadology.’
Selected Publications:
“Lament and the Shattered Expression of Mourning: Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin” in Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014)

“Intensive Infinity: Walter Benjamin’s Reception of Leibniz and its Sources” in Modern Language Notes, German Issue 2012: Special Issue on Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and the Marburg School (127.3, 2012)

“Monad and Time: Reading Leibniz with Heidegger and Benjamin” in“Sparks will Fly”: Martin Heidegger and Walter Benjamin (SUNY University Press, 2014)

“The Tradition in Ruins: Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem on Lament” in Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014)

“Intensity and Anticipation in Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of History” Proceedings of the International Rosenzweig Gesellschaft (forthcoming).

 

Translations: 

Gershom Scholem, “On Lament and Lamentations,” translated and annotated by Paula Schwebel and Lina Barouch, Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014)

Paula Schwebel