Adorno \\ Beckett >< Badiou // Stein
Today at CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS, June 17th, 2016….
An examination of Adorno’s and Badiou’s writings on Beckett–and possible implications for the work of Gertrude Stein. Moderated by Robert Hullot-Kentor, Chair and faculty member, Critical Theory and the Arts. Participants included:
Barbara E. Will, Professor of English and Associate Dean, Dartmouth College. Author of “Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma” (Columbia UP), “Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of ‘Genius'” (Edinburgh UP).
Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania; President, American Samuel Beckett Society (2009-2012). Author of “The Pathos of Distance” (Bloomsbury) and “The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis” (Cambridge UP), among many other works.
Jamieson Webster, psychoanalyst; faculty, IPTAR; faculty, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts; supervisor, CUNY Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Author of “The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis” (Karnac).
Jeremy Cohan, sociologist; director of the Comprehensive Thesis and head of the admissions committee, Critical Theory and the Arts. Dissertation in progress on the radical turn of the Chicago Teachers Union and its opposition to the neoliberal state (NYU).