Professor Jaime Ginzburg, the Rio Branco Chair in International Relations at the Brazil Institute, is organising a workshop on critical theory. It will take place next Tuesday 17 November in room K6.63, King’s Building at 17:00 – 19:00.
This workshop aims to present ideas from Benjamin and Adorno. We are going to discuss a variety of topics, defending how relevant some of their ideas are in contemporary societies. Among these topics, the concept of History in Benjamin and Adorno’s position on academic writing are included.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) and Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) contributed to studies in Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Politics, History, Literature, and Film. Benjamin’s original approach was opposed to positivism and fascism. Adorno developed research on authoritarianism, cultural industry, and music.
Professor Jaime Ginzburg is Rio Branco Chair in International Relations, at King’s College London’s Brazil Institute. He co-edited, with Prof. Sabrina Sedlmayer, “Walter Benjamin: rastro, aura, história” (Belo Horizonte, Ed. UFMG, 2012), and published “Violência e forma em Hegel e Adorno”, “Fragmentação e conhecimento: notas sobre a crítica literária de Walter Benjamin” and “Theodor Adorno e a poesia em tempos sombrios”, among other academic articles.
The format of this workshop will begin with a lecture and a discussion will follow afterwards. All PhD students and staff in the School of Global Affairs are welcome to attend.