MemberMarkku Nivalainen

Theodor W. Adorno, Giorgio Agamben ja eurooppalaisen ajattelun itsekritiikki. [With Esko Harni.]
Tiede & Edistys 45:1 (2020), pp. 14-24.
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On thinking the tragic with Adorno.
The European Legacy 21:7 (2016), pp. 644–663.
Aikalaiskritiikin mahdollisuus. Etiikka ja estetiikka Theodor W. Adornon kulttuurifilosofiassa.
Kulttuurintutkimus 32:3 (2015), pp. 3–12.
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Esteettisen teorian esteettinen teoria. Theodor Adornon dialektinen estetiikka.
niin & näin 19:1 (2012), pp. 102–108.…

My doctoral research focused on the tragic vision that motivates certain key aspects of Theodor W. Adorno’s philosophy. I reconstructed the tragic vision found in the Dialectic of Enlightenment and used it as a key to understanding Adorno’s mature philosophy. Identifying the tragic themes allows situating Adorno’s work within the context of larger cultural debates, ranging from left communism to grand opera and beyond.

MemberAndrew N. Rubin

Andrew N. Rubin is a Scholar in Residence in English and Comparative Literature and Critical and Postcolonial Theory at Georgetown University. His most recent book, Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War, was published by Princeton University Press in 2012 in its TransNation/Translation series. He is also the co-editor of Adorno: A Critical Reader and the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader, as well as a forthcoming edition of Said’s collected works. He has written extensively on Edward W. Said, Theodor Adorno, George Orwell, and Joseph Conrad, and more widely on subjects such as the category of world literature and transnational modernisms for journals including Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The South Atlantic Quarterly, The Journal of Palestine Studies, Arab Studies Quarterly, The Nation, The New Statesman, and al-ahram. In 2006, he was nominated by the B(R)ussel’s Tribunal Human Rights award for his essay in The New Statesman on the assassination of Iraqi academics and intellectuals. In 2007, he was the recipient of a Lannan Residency. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled Imperial Traces: Late Imperialism and the Terrain of World Literature, and has recently completed a monograph entitled Exiled in America: José Marti, Hannah Arendt, C. L. R. James, and Edward Said. More information can be found on has taught, researched, and written in the fields of Transnational Modernism, Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature and Culture, World Literature, Critical and Postcolonial Theory, and Comparative Literature.

MemberMorgan Rich

Morgan Rich is a Volkswagen Stiftung and the Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, working at the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Berlin. She received her PhD in musicology from the University of Florida. Her dissertation reassesses Theodor Adorno’s relationship with Alban Berg in a pivotal moment in his philosophical and compositional career. During the 2016/2017 academic year she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Florida School of Music. She has presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Musicological Society, International Council of Europeanists, German Studies Association, Austrian Studies Association  as well as various national and international conferences for musicology and European studies.