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August Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival

Wednesday, August 5, 2020  
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce a presentation August 13 in the ASA Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival. 

Thursday, August 13: 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm London BST

Panel on Josh Robinsons's Adorno's Poetics of Form (SUNY Press, 2018)

Lillian Hingley (University of Oxford)
Robert Ryan (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Author's response: Josh Robinson (Cardiff University)

Abstract: Adorno’s Poetics of Form is the first book-length examination of the elusive deployment of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature, and the first monograph to offer a comprehensive account of the relation of these writings to his broader philosophical project. It examines form within the constellation of concepts that exist around it, considering how it appears when seen in conjunction with and in opposition to content, expression, genre, and material. Illuminated from these angles, form is revealed as the site of a complex web of dynamic conceptual interactions. The book thus offers a resolution to a problem in Adorno’s work that has remained unsolved for several decades, and in doing so sets out the consequences of Adorno’s poetics for literary and critical theory today.

We will hear critical comments on the book from Lillian Hingley and Robert Ryan, a response by the author, followed by open discussion -- this is likely to touch on questions such as those of aesthetic, literary and poetic form, the concepts of aesthetics, the relationship between aesthetics and poetics, Marxist and Marxian aesthetics, and the relationship between art and society.

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