May 18, 2005

Lecture on Adorno tomorrow

Tomorrow the Jewsish Studies program is holding a lecture by renowned scholar Martin Jay on Theodor Adorno:

Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley:
"Taking on the Stigma of Inauthenticity: Adorno's Critique of Genuineness"
Underwritten by the Mary and William Barnet II 1934 Family Fund
4:00 p.m., Rockefeller 2

Regardless of your views on Marxist, neo-Marxist, or post-Marxist thought -- and Adorno does not fit neatly into any of these categories, perhaps being better described also in relation to Hegel -- this should be a fascinating event. Riding the line between dialectical thought and its poststructrualist critiques, Adorno is one of the most complex and profound thinkers of the 20th century, especially when it comes to aesthetics. I use him in my thesis on Beckett, for whom he expressed a deep intellectual admiration.

See you there.


  1. Anonymous4:01 PM

    this sounds tuity fruity. get a fucking life bateman.

  2. Stigma of Inauthenticity?
    Critique of Genuineness?

    Honestly, I don't know what a few of those things are. But, I guess the difference between me and the asshat who posted above is that, I either move on or indulge my intellectual curiosity, rather than lash out at someone because they've poked at my bubble of egotism almost entirely founded on archaic and grandiloquent use of language.
    (fucking cons).

  3. "fucking cons"

    Hahaha, exactly. Remeber, it isn't close minded to count out the close minded.

  4. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Chris- learn to use the term "Marxian". It will save you trouble. -Tim

  5. Good point, though the distinction is not obvious to everyone. And then I have this fairly new book from the library all about pretty strict Marxist economic theory, but they title it "Marxian," maybe in attempt to distance themselves from Communism.