2016-2017 Speaker Series
All lectures will be held at 6 p.m. in Lecture Hall 6.
Thursday, Oct. 20
Martin Jay, Ehrman Professor of European History at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on “Can Photographs Lie? Reflections on a Perennial Anxiety.”
Jay is an intellectual historian whose history of the Frankfurt School, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research (1973), importantly shaped American engagement with the intellectual project of Frankfurt School scholars. He is the author of numerous other books, including Adorno (1984), Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas (1984), and the wildly influential Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (1993). Jay's more recent works are Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme (2004), The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying in Politics (2010) and Essays from the Edge: Parerga and Paralipomena (2011).