Adorno, Benjamin and Frankfurt School Critical Theory
Explores Frankfurt School Critical Theory through the cultural context of Weimar modernism through the fascist period to Germany in the 1960s. Emphasis on Benjamin and Adorno/Horkheimer, but also covers aspects of Hegel and Marx as well as philosophers of the second generation of the Frankfurt School. Juxtaposes the theory with relevant examples from media, film, avant-garde and popular music and also includes forays into the poetry and writings of Hölderlin, Kafka, Brecht, Celan and Enzensberger.
- Credit will be granted for only one of GMST 465, GMST 410 (if taken as section A01 in Sep-Dec 2015).