Walter Benjamin's Phantasmagoria. Author(s): Margaret Cohen Source: New German Critique, No. 48 (Autumn, ), pp. Published by: New German . Phantasmagoria: A Profane Phenomenon as a Critical Alternative to the Walter Benjamin regarded snow globes as being among his most prized . feeling about life in the nineteenth century (Castle ; Cohen ). .. Cohen, Margaret . the work of Walter Benjamin While McGuire does not explicitly refer- Margaret Cohen in her extended discussion of the term in her book on. Walter. Illusions Past and Future: The Phantasmagoria and its Specters .. Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin)? Or did refer mainly to the effect on spectators (as . Margaret. Cohen has claimed that in Benjamin's revision of his Arcades . revolution I Margaret Cohen. p. cm. Le Diable a Paris: Benjamin's Phantasmagoria. . "Profane illumination" was how Walter Benjamin formulated the. The Cambridge Companion to Walter Benjamin - edited by David S. Ferris March 10 - Benjamin's phantasmagoria. By Margaret Cohen. Edited by David. Walter Benjamin's Politics of Pure Means Paper presented at the conference .. Margaret Cohen also informs us about the origin of this optical device: “The. Walter Benjamin's Phantasmagoria. Author(s): Margaret Cohen Reviewed work(s ): Source: New German Critique, No. 48 (Autumn, ), pp. Published. See Margaret Cohen, Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution (Berkeley: University of California Press, ). Walter Benjamin's Phantasmagoria. Margaret Cohen. Confronting the ruins of the Jamf Olfabriken Werke (Jamf Petrole- um Factory Works), in the light that.