Frankfurt school links and web resources

Resources Reading List  |  Schedule | Discussion Archives

The Frankfurt School Reading Group ("Frankfurters") meets every Thursday, beginning September 9, on OldPuebloMOO, in the "Red Room." Please visit the room because dano is having a good time creating it and would welcome any additions or suggestions.

Web Resources

View the "library" set up in the Red Room with links to related texts online.

"Illuminations: The Critical Theory Website is a WWW research resource for those
interested in the Critical Theory project. Firmly based in Frankfurt School thought, this
site maintains a collection of articles, excerpts, and chapters from many contemporary
writers of and about Critical Theory. Additional submissions from graduate students and
others are also available, as are links to other websites and related sources. "

The Frankfurt School
Not sure who the authors are, but this is a good site with an introduction and links to the authors associated with the school. and a background with a cow.

Links to Adorno
Page from Australian National University

Links to Habermas
Also from Australian National University

Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School
Good list of links to theory and individual authors. but not all about the frankfurt school. in fact, a lot of more recent stuff.


Our reading list:

Primary Reading:

Aesthetics and Politics: Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernest Bloch, Bertolt Brech, Georg Lukacs. Ed. And Trans. Ronald Taylor. London: Verso, 1994.

Adorno, Theodor and Max Horkheimer. Dialectics of Enlightenment. Trans. John Cumming. New York: Continuum, 1994.

Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations: Essays and Reflections. Trans. Harry Zohn. New York: Schocken, 1968.

Habermas, Jurgen. Structural Transformation and the Public Sphere. Cambridge: Polity, 1989.

---. Knowledge and Human Interest. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Lowenthal, Leo. Critical Theory and the Frankfurt Theorists: Lectures, Correspondence, Conversations. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1989.

---. Literature, Popular Culture, and Society. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1968.

Lukacs, Georg. History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1971.

Marcuse, Herbert. One-dimensional Man. London: Routledge, 1968.

---. Negations: Essays in Critical Theory. Boston: Beacon, 1968.

Marx, Karl. The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844. Ed. Dirk J. Struik and Trans. Martin Milligen. New York: International, 1964.

Secondary Reading:

Eagleton, Terry. Walter Benjamin or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism. London: Verson, 1992.

The Essential Frankfurt School Reader. Ed. Andrew Arato and Eike Gebhardt. New York: Continuum, 1982.

Feenberg, Andrew. Lukacs, Marx, and the Sources of Critical Theory. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1986.

Jay, Martin. An Unmastered Past: The Autobiographical Reflections of Leo Lowenthal. Berkeley: U of California P, 1987.

---. The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institution of Social Research 1923-1950. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994.

Wiggershaus, Rolf. The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories, and Political Significance. Trans. Michael Robertson. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998.

Related Reading:

Althusser, Louis. For Marx. Trans. Ben Brewster. London: Verso, 1990.

Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Ed. And Trans. Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith. New York: International, 1992.

Jameson, Fredric. Late Marxism. London: Verso, 1994.


Our schedule:

*links are for transcripts from each session.

Thursday, September 9: Jay, Martin. The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institution of Social Research 1923-1950. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994.

Thursday, September 16: Jay Martin-- the whole text. Summaries should be posted to the listserv ( (chapters 1-6: Kat; chapters 7-8: Danika; key terms: Lonni).

Discussion Archives

September 9: Revolutionaryplay1

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