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Gerhard Richter

Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory, newly translated, edited, and with a translator’s introduction by Robert Hullot-Kentor (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997)

Ernst Bloch, Literary Essays, trans. Andrew Joron, et. al. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998)

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Archival Resistance

Reading the New Right

Annika Orich

In the record-breaking summer heat of 2019, 1 an unlikely candidate found his way into the ranks of Germany's best-selling authors: Frankfurt School critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno landed a spot on the Spiegel bestseller list. 2 Adorno

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Innocence and the Politics of Memory

Jonathan Bach and Benjamin Nienass

” and “economic miracle” established a basis for a different form of reclaiming innocence, one roundly critiqued by Theodor W. Adorno in his essay “What Does Coming to Terms with the Past Mean?” 1 In the 1980s, Chancellor Helmut Kohl's famous

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William Collins Donahue, Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink's “Nazi“ Novels and Their Films(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Reviewed by Margaret McCarthy

Theodor W. Adorno, Guilt and Defense: On the Legacies of National Socialism in Postwar Germany, edited, translated, and introduced by Jeffrey K. Olick and Andrew J. Perrin (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010)

Reviewed by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker

Friedrich Pollock, Theodor W. Adorno, and Colleagues, Group Experiment and other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany, edited and translated by Andrew J. Perrin and Jeffrey K. Olick (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).

Reviewed by Jan Boesten

Gabriele Mueller and James M. Skidmore, eds. Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria(Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012).

Reviewed by Sabine von Mering

Christopher J. Fischer, Alsace to the Alsatians? Visions and Divisions of Alsatian Regionalism, 1870-1939(New York: Berghahn Books, 2010)

Reviewed by Jennifer A. Yoder

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Anna Parkinson

In 1949, Jewish-German critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno, a member of the group of intellectuals now known as the Frankfurt School, returned to West Germany from exile in the USA. This article examines a lesser-known aspect of Adorno's participation in the West German public sphere: namely, his radio broadcasts around the topos of “eine Erziehung zur Mündigkeit” (a pedagogy fostering political maturity/autonomy). Adorno's critique of the medium of radio as an arm of the reified “culture industry” is well documented. What, then, are we to make of his sociopolitical contribution to the German public sphere in the form of over one hundred radio broadcasts in the late 1950s and 1960s? This article broaches the question by analyzing his now-canonical 1960 broadcast on Hessischen Rundfunk titled “Was bedeutet: Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit?” (“What does Coming-to-Terms-with-the-Past Mean?”). Arguing for the centrality of affect for Adorno's postwar work, I demonstrate how he stages a pedagogy emphasizing the necessary relationship between reason and affect (Kant avec Freud) in achieving self-reflective thought and political autonomy. Finally, Adorno's earlier attack on music educational shows as “pseudo-democratic” (1938-1941 in Paul Lazarsfeld's Princeton Radio Research Project), complicates any straightforward elaboration of a postwar public pedagogy.

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When Was Brexit? Reading Backward to the Present

Antoinette Burton

well. See his “Brexit, Boundaries, and Imperial Identities: A Comparative View,” Journal of Social Archaeology 17, no. 1 (2017): 3–26, here 20–26, doi: 10.1177/1469605316686875 . With thanks to Porscha Fermanis. 13 Theodor W. Adorno [1959], “The

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Invoking the “Yolocaust”?

German Memory Politics, Cultural Criticism, and Contemporary Popular Arts

Ralph Buchenhorst

Robertson, ed., European Glocalization in Global Context (New York, 2014). 2 Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments , ed. Gunzelin Schmid Noerr; trans. Edmund Jephcott (Stanford, 2002); Benson Kamary

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‘Moving back and forth of the I’

Parasite and Para-site in Beckett's The Unnamable

Jagannath Basu and Jayjit Sarkar

the parasite that restricts systems to create what Theodor W. Adorno would call the ‘identifying thought’. It problematises the method of comprehending the ‘unknown’ or ‘foreigner’ inherent in the system, questioning the very ‘process through which

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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies

Richard Langston

in Spex 1/1983. 20 Theodor W. Adorno, Negative Dialectics , trans. Dennis Redmond (2001), 28; available at . Of course, Adorno continues by discrediting identity thinking insofar as it “is, even where it

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Overconsumption as Ideology

Implications for Addressing Global Climate Change

Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen

changes in the structure of capitalism, was a central concern of the Frankfurt School, including Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor W. Adorno (for a review, see Kellner 1983 ), as well as the French Marxist and Situationist Guy Debord. 2 In