The spring semester's FSWG meetings will once again take place on alternating Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm in Wheeler 450. All readings will be posted under the "Spring 2013 Readings" tab of this site, or you can email Megan (email@example.com) or Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a pdf copy.
We hope you'll join us this semester to explore the thought of the Frankfurt School and their contemporary kin!
- February 6th - Walter Benjamin's "On Language as Such and on the Language of Man" and Martin Jay's "Magical Nominalism: Photography and the Re-enchantment of the World."
- February 20th - Benjamin's "On the Doctrine of the Similar" and "On the Mimetic Faculty."
- March 6th - Benjamin's "Task of the Translator"
- March 20th - first two lectures of Adorno's "History and Freedom" lectures
- April 10th - lectures 3 and 4 of Adorno's "History and freedom" lectures
... and beyond - TBD
Started in 2006, this group traces the works of what came to be known as the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, comprising a loose constellation of figures around The Institute for Social Research. In the fall 2012 semester, we discussed Horkheimer's "Traditional and Critical Theory" (1937), the "Epistemo-Critical Prologue" to Benjamin's Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels (The Origin of German Tragic Drama, 1928) and Adorno's Negative Dialectics lectures.