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October 1-2, 2014.

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Above: Marcuse's 'One-Dimensional Man' transcript, a gift to the university that was recently discovered by Brandeis staff.

Schedule of Events

Below is the conference schedule.*  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library.

October 1

8:30am - Coffee

9am - Welcome!

President Frederick M. Lawrence, Brandeis University

Peter Marcuse, Columbia University

9:30am - Marcuse Then and Now
Moderator: Julian Bourg, Boston College

1) Patrick Gamsby, Brandeis University
One-Dimensional Manuscript

2) Laura Miller, Brandeis University
The Resonance of Marcuse in the 60s and Now

3) Steve Dowden, Brandeis University
Things You Can Do With Marcuse

11am - Reexamining the Relationship between Marcuse's Critical Theory and Heideggerian Phenomenology
Moderator: W. Mark Cobb, Bucks County Community College

1) Andrew Feenberg, Simon Fraser University

2) John Abromeit, State University of New York, Buffalo State

12pm - Lunch
Location: International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

1:30pm - One-Dimensionality and Beyond
Moderator: Caren Irr, Brandeis University

1) Arnold L. Farr, University of Kentucky
The Historical Sources of the Concept of One-Dimensionality: Marcuse's Early Theoretical Struggles

2) Stephen Bourque, Temple University
Our Blood is Thinning: Death, Destruction, and Residual Resistance

3) Rainer Winter, Universität Klagenfurt
Ways out of One-Dimensionality: The Contribution of One-Dimensional Man to a Critical Analysis of the Present

3pm - Refreshments

3:15pm - Debates, Dialogues, and Diatribes
Moderator: Peter Gordon, Harvard University

1) Lawrence Friedman, Indiana University
The Fromm-Marcuse Debate of 1955-56: Who Won?

2) Ben Serby, Columbia University
Their Dialectics and Ours

3) Eugene Sheppard, Brandeis University
Considerations on Repressive Tolerance and the University

5pm - Keynote Address
Introduction by Benjamin Steele, Brandeis University

Irony and Dialectics: One-Dimensional Man at
Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

6:30pm - Reception
Location: Mandel Atrium, Mandel Center for the Humanities

October 2

8:30am - Coffee

9am - Have You Read One-Dimensional Man?
Introduction by Sarah Shoemaker, Brandeis University

Peter-Erwin Jansen, Herbert Marcuse Archives, Leo Löwenthal Archives, Frankfurt, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz

9:30am - One-Dimensional Society
Moderator: Samuel Moyn, Harvard University

1) W. Mark Cobb, Bucks County Community College:
Re-Visiting One-Dimensional Man: 1964, 1984, 1994, and 2014

2) Russell Jacoby, UCLA
Children in a One-Dimensional Society

3) Wolfgang Leo Maar, Federal University of São Carlos
Domination as Rational Dependency

11am - Refreshments

11:15am - Negation, Alienation, and Soul in Marcuse
Moderator: Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University

1) Richard Gaskins, Brandeis University
Marcuse's Hegel: The Logic of Negation

2) Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The 'Soul' of Herbert Marcuse

3) Michael Gardiner, University of Western Ontario
Marcuse in Italy: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's Critique of the Alienation Problematic

12:45pm - Lunch
Location: International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

2pm - Marcuse and America
Moderator: David Engerman, Brandeis University

1) Stephen Whitfield, Brandeis University
Marcuse at Brandeis

2) Daniel Horowitz, Smith College
European Emigres, American Consumer Culture

3) Thomas P. Wheatland, Assumption College
The American Reception of One-Dimensional Man

3:30pm - Keynote Address
Introduction by Patrick Gamsby, Brandeis University

One-Dimensional Man: Relevance Across the Decades from 1964 to 2014
Douglas Kellner, UCLA

5pm - Reception

The Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University (CGES) invites you all to a reception in honor of Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day).

Special thank you to the International Herbert Marcuse Society for assisting with the organization of the conference panels.