6:00 PM–9:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
Horkheimer and Adorno with Axel Honneth and Bernard E. Harcourt
To RSVP, please click here. Seminar session on the early Frankfurt School with Professors Axel Honneth and Bernard E. Harcourt discussing Max Horkheimer's 1937 essay, "Traditional and Critical Theory," and Theodor Adorno's 1931 essay, "The Actuality of Philosophy."
The seminar Critique 13/13 during the 2019-2020 academic year returns to brilliant texts in critical theory: to reread Adorno, Althusser, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Du Bois, Fanon, Foucault, Freire, Horkheimer, Lorde, Said, Sartre, and others, in order to examine the current state of critical theory and ask how contemporary critical thought and practice function in these troubled times. We will approach these texts from a critical perspective: as objects of experimentation, of manipulation—of study in furtherance of our own critical projects. The idea, in essence, is to see how today we can use these critical texts.
For more information, see the syllabus here.