Archive | September, 2014

Meeting this Thursday, 10/2, @5pm in 450 Wheeler Hall

27 Sep
Dear all,
The Frankfurt School Working Group will hold its second meeting of the semester this Thursday, October 2nd at 5pm in 450 Wheeler.  Please join us to discuss the Introduction, first chapter (“The State, the Spectacle, and September 11”), and third chapter (“Permanent War”) of Afflicted Powers, a manifesto style book co-written under the name “Retort” by T. J. Clark, Michael Watts, Iain Boal, and Joseph Matthews.
yours,
Megan & Erin
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Frankfurt School meeting next Thurs, Sept 18 @ 5pm in 450 Wheeler

11 Sep

Dear Frankfurting friends,

Please join us for the first Frankfurt School Working Group meeting of the year next Thursday, September 18th at 5pm in 450 Wheeler.

We will discuss a recent piece by Nancy Fraser — a short essay that draws on recent analyses of the inadequacy of a purely economic understanding of capitalism in order to indicate why and how feminist, ecological, and political critiques provide necessary insight into the complex “background” conditions of capitalism.  Fraser’s piece will help frame the group’s ongoing interest in exploring the limits of earlier Frankfurt School and Critical Theory work.

All with an interest and any level of familiarity with the Frankfurt School approach to critical theory are welcome. We look forward to seeing some new faces and plan to build a semester reading list guided by the interests of the group.

Best,
Erin Greer and Megan O’Connor