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The Nonconformist Intellectual: A Workshop with Alex Demirovic on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theorists

Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Room: tbc, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

The Nonconformist Intellectual: A Workshop with Alex Demirovic on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theorists

Over twenty years since its publication, Alex Demirovic's Der nonkonformistische Intellektuelle remains one of the most important and challenging interpretations of what is known as Frankfurt School Critical Theory. Attending closely to Adorno's and Horkheimer's class and seminar protocols, the book foregrounded questions of theoretical praxis, pedagogy and institutional practice in order to produce a materialist re-reading of the history and philosophy of the Institute for Social Research's. Der nonkonformistische Intellektuelle offered the opportunity to reconsider how debates on Marx and Marxism were central to the Institute's post-War project, arguing that the negation of conformist intellectual tendencies was one of its most foundational and defining characteristics. Led by Demirovic (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung), Svenja Bromburg (Goldsmiths) and Louis Hartnoll (CRMEP), this workshop will introduce the central theses of the book to an Anglophone audience.

This workshop is restricted to PhD students, associates and alumni of the TECHNE consortium, students of the CRMEP, and PhD students and ECRs from any university working on related thinkers and questions. Please register by emailing louis.hartnoll@kingston.ac.uk. Reading materials, including an excerpt of Der nonkonformistische Intellekuelle translated especially for this workshop, will be made available in advance.

This workshop was made possible by funds from the Techne Student-Led Events programme.

 

 

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Louis Hartnoll
Email: louis.hartnoll@kingston.ac.uk

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