School of English and Drama

Benjamin and Adorno

Module code: ESH7002

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"The module is intended to address core issues in interpreting what might constitute the modern age and a writing appropriate to it. Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno are two of the most important cultural theorists of the 20th century. They explain their ideas in the process of defining the modernism in writing and thinking of which they approve, in contrast to modern trends they condemn. In understanding these two thinkers, students are introduced to the ways in which a heritage of philosophical and political theory is transmitted to the 20th century and applied to that era's sense of its own period. Their opposition is also central to the methodological justifications by literary and cultural studies right now of what they think they can achieve."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7