Criticism & Theory Readings Week 4

Walter Benjamin, “The Work Of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Herbert Marcuse, “The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics” pages 54-73.

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

We also had to read pages 88-103 and 130-133 of Herbert Marcuse’s “The Affirmative Character of Culture” but I can’t find a link to the text online. Buy it here on Amazon: Link.

Here’s “The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics” on Amazon.

Night night. Happy reading.

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2 Responses to Criticism & Theory Readings Week 4

  1. I really like Walter Benjamin … he has a piece on collecting that is fascinating.

    I love cultural studies in general – thanks for the links!

  2. Raul says:

    Thanks James, I really appreciate this huge effort you are doing. I’ll try to read all Leslie’s suggestions, so please keep posting…
    Boqueria soon!

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