Archive | October, 2013

reminder: meeting today at 5pm

29 Oct

Hi comrades,

This is a reminder that the Frankfurt School Working Group is meeting today in Wheeler 450 at 5 to discuss Anthony Cascardi’s “Prolegomena to Any Future Aesthetics.” See you then!


Megan and Erin


next meeting: Oct 29th, 5pm

23 Oct

Dear Frankfurtish Friends,

We meet again next Tuesday, October 29th, to discuss Anthony Cascardi’s “Prolegomena to Any Future Aesthetics,” the introduction to the Townsend publication Art and Aesthetics After Adorno. Please join us at or around 5pm in Wheeler Hall 450 to talk about the promises and perils of contemporary critical engagement with Adorno’s aesthetic theory.


Megan & Erin

Reminder: meeting this evening at Musical Offering Cafe

15 Oct

Hello comrades! Don’t forget that this evening’s Frankfurt School Working Group meeting will be held off campus, at the Musical Offering Cafe on Bancroft. We’re converging at 5pm, but if you can’t get there exactly on time, we’d still love to see you when you can make it. The readings are available for download on the blog.

all best,

Erin & Megan

Next meeting 10/15 at Musical Offering

12 Oct

Hi friends,

We’re excited to hold the next Frankfurt School Working Group meeting at the Musical Offering Cafe on Bancroft, this coming Tuesday, October 15th, at 5pm. We’ll discuss possible constellations of Frankfurt School theory and Feminist theory, grounding our discussion in three essays from a special issue of the journal differences devoted to the Frankfurt School and edited by Berkeley’s Wendy Brown. Brown’s introduction, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School,” provides a brief survey of possible insights the FS and Feminist theory can mutually provide; Karyn Ball’s “The Longing for the Material” suggests an interesting conjunction of affect theory, feminism, and Walter Benjamin’s messianic materialism; and Herbert Marcuse’s “Marxism and Feminism“ serves, for Brown, as an instructively outdated “manifesto on behalf of ‘feminist socialism,'” which, in spite of its “quaintness,” reminds us of key points of intersection between the Frankfurt School’s critique of macho rationality and many versions of feminist theory. As usual, the working group will defray costs of refreshments. We hope to see many of you there!

And we wish you happy weekends.

Megan & Erin

PS Latecomers who can’t arrive at 5pm exactly are always welcome.

Location change for today’s meeting

1 Oct

Hi all,

To help accommodate English dept classes exiled from buildings without power, the Frankfurt School Working Group will meet this evening in Wheeler Hall 450, not 306. We look forward to seeing you soon (at 5pm) and discussing our various sources of uncertainty.

all best,

Megan and Erin