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"the intellectual functions have to account for their every moment with a stop-watch" -- §82

Morning Plenary

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Jakob Norberg: “Professor, Expert, Critic, Counselor: Adorno in West Germany.”

Panel 1: Adorno and Peers

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Caren Irr, “Living with Damage: Adorno in the Anthropocene"

Wyatt Sarafin: “Negative Dialectics, Negative Events: Aphoristic Knowledge in Minima Moralia and Cuban Counterpoint.”

Panel 2: Close Reading the Aphorism

Noon – 1 p.m.

Caleb Fridell: “Aphorism 147: The Organic Composition of Man and Capital.”

Eugene Sheppard, “Aphorism 68: ‘People Are Looking at You.’”


1 – 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon Plenary

2 – 3 p.m.

Andrea Cooper: “Adorno and a Post-Shoah Writing of Aphorism.”

Panel 3: Models for Contemporaneity

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Clinton Williamson: “‘The Whole of Life Must Look Like a Job’: Minima Moralia’s Mourning of the Utopian Function of Leisure.”

Oshrat Silberbusch: “‘Breathtaking leaps’ — or from Differenzen ums Kleinste to Differenzen ums Ganze.”

Late Afternoon Plenary

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

S. D. Chrostowska: “Gesture, Survival, Utopia.”


6 p.m.