This five-part reading group will examine Adorno’s psychoanalytic writings on the following themes:
- Commodity Aesthetics
- Character and Capitalism
- Propaganda: Psychoanalysis in Reverse
- Prejudice: A Social Disease
- Art and Fantasy
Readings will be primarily drawn from Adorno’s extensive work in social psychology, as well as Marx, Freud, Thomas Mann and psychoanalysts who were his contemporary.