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Paula Schwebel

Visiting Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Philosophy

314 College Hall, Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-2:00pm
Phone: 412.396.4468

Education:

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2011
M.A., Philosophy, Queen's University, 2004
B.A., Philosophy, Queen's University, 2003
Bio

Paula Schwebel received her PhD in 2011 from the Department of Philosophy at University of Toronto. She currently holds a post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Schwebel does research on the Frankfurt School, 20th Century German philosophy, and modern Jewish thought. She is working on a book about expressionism, finitude and historical time in Walter Benjamin, and she is co-editing a book (with Ilit Ferber) entitled Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (forthcoming with De Gruyter in 2014).

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, eds. Andrew Benjamin and Dimitris Vardoulakis, SUNY University Press: New York (2014).

Co-Editor (with Ilit Ferber), Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives, De Gruyter (2014)

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)

Gershom Scholem, Four Texts on Lament, translated by Paula Schwebel (with Lina Barouch), in preparation for publication in Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014):
1."On Lament and Lamentations"
2."A Medieval Lament"
3. "Job's Lament"
4. "Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Dirge Over Israel's Princes"

Courses

Undergraduate: Basic Philosophical Questions
Graduate: Seminar on Walter Benjamin

Awards

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2012-14)
Canadian Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC), Doctoral Fellowship (2004-07)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral Fellowship (2004) [declined to take up the SSHRC]
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Master's Fellowship (2003)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Antwerp, supported by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe (2011-2012)
Franz Rosenzweig Research Center, Doctoral Fellowship, held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010)
Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, Doctoral Fellowship, held at the University of Pennsylvania (2008-2009)
Tikvah Scholarship, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto (2011)
Michael Herman Graduate Award in Philosophy, University of Toronto (2011)
Earl and Renee Lyons Scholarship in Jewish Studies, University of Toronto (2011)
Tikvah Scholarship, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto (2009)
Duncan Award for Teaching Excellence, Philosophy Department, Queen's University (2004)