Dr Matthew Charles

Senior Lecturer

DepartmentHumanities
Research groupInstitute for Modern and Contemporary Culture
Literary Studies

Research outputs

Secret Signals from Another World: Walter Benjamin’s Concept of Innervation
Charles, M. 2018. Secret Signals from Another World: Walter Benjamin’s Concept of Innervation. New German Critique. 45 (3(135)), pp. 39-72.

Pedagogy as “Cryptic Politics”: Benjamin, Nietzsche, and the End of Education
Charles, M. 2018. Pedagogy as “Cryptic Politics”: Benjamin, Nietzsche, and the End of Education. boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture . 45 (2), pp. 35-62. doi:10.1215/01903659-4381008

Erziehung: the critical theory of education and counter-education
Charles, M. 2018. Erziehung: the critical theory of education and counter-education. in: Best, B., Bonefeld, W. and O'Kane, C. (ed.) The Sage Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory London Sage. pp. 988-1005

Teaching, In Spite of Excellence: Recovering a Practice of Teaching-led Research
Charles, M. 2018. Teaching, In Spite of Excellence: Recovering a Practice of Teaching-led Research. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 37 (1), pp. 15-29. doi:10.1007/s11217-017-9568-1

Towards a Critique of Educative Violence: Walter Benjamin and ‘Second Education’
Charles, M. 2016. Towards a Critique of Educative Violence: Walter Benjamin and ‘Second Education’. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 24 (4), pp. 525-536. doi:10.1080/14681366.2016.1210202

Being Taught by Biesta
Charles, M. 2016. Being Taught by Biesta. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. 24 (3), pp. 473-479. doi:10.1080/14681366.2016.1160672

Imaginative Mislocation: Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome, Ground Zero of the Twentieth Century
Charles, M. 2010. Imaginative Mislocation: Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome, Ground Zero of the Twentieth Century. Radical Philosophy. 162, pp. 18-30.

Utopia and its Discontents: Dreams of Catastrophe and the End of 'the End of History'
Charles, M. 2010. Utopia and its Discontents: Dreams of Catastrophe and the End of 'the End of History'. Studies in Social and Political Thought. 18, pp. 29-40.

Lines in class The ongoing attack on mass education in England
Charles, M. 2012. Lines in class The ongoing attack on mass education in England. Radical Philosophy. 176, pp. 38-45.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Entry on Walter Benjamin
Charles, M. 2015. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Entry on Walter Benjamin.

Walter Benjamin and the Inhumanities: Towards a Pedagogical Anti-Nietzscheanism
Charles, M. 2013. Walter Benjamin and the Inhumanities: Towards a Pedagogical Anti-Nietzscheanism. in: Pedagogies of Disaster Brooklyn, New York Punctum Books. pp. 331-341

Celebrity come Communism
Charles, M. 2009. Celebrity come Communism. Radical Philosophy. 155, pp. 65-68.

From fiasco to carnival: the end of philosophy at Middlesex?
Charles, M. 2010. From fiasco to carnival: the end of philosophy at Middlesex? Radical Philosophy. 162, pp. 40-45.

Philosophy for children
Charles, M. 2011. Philosophy for children. Radical Philosophy. 170, pp. 36-45.

Faust on film: Walter Benjamin and the cinematic ontology of Goethe’s Faust 2
Charles, M. 2012. Faust on film: Walter Benjamin and the cinematic ontology of Goethe’s Faust 2. Radical Philosophy. 172, pp. 19-29.

On the conservatism of post-Jungian criticism: competing concepts of the symbol in Freud, Jung and Walter Benjamin
Charles, M. 2013. On the conservatism of post-Jungian criticism: competing concepts of the symbol in Freud, Jung and Walter Benjamin. International Journal of Jungian Studies. 5 (2), pp. 120-139. doi:10.1080/19409052.2012.671184