THEODOR ADORNO (1903-1969)


  • The Actuality of Adorno: Theatre, Performance, and the Culture Industry Reconsidered (Again), the PSi Performance and Philosophy Working Group @ Performance Studies international #18, University of Leeds, June 27-July 1

  • Adorno -- 40 Years On, Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex, August 6, 2009

  • 'Formulate with the greatest care': Adorno and Performance, Royal Northern College of Music, September 13-14, 2008

  • Culture Industry Today, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Brazil, Aug 28-Sept 1, 2005

  • Theodor W. Adorno et l'avant-garde artistique, Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (CRAL), EHESS, Mai 28, 2004



  • Anthologies:
    • Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays of Theodor W. Adorno.  Ed.  Robert Hullot-Kentor.  New York: Columbia UP, 2006.
    • The Adorno Reader.  Ed. by Brian O'Connor.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.
    • The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture.  Ed. J. M. Bernstein.  London: Routledge, 1991.  Rpt. 2001.
    • Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords.  Trans. Henry W. Pickford.  New York: Columbia UP, 1998.
    • 1994.
      • The Complete Correspondence, 1928-1940 (1994).  By T. W. Adorno and W. Benjamin.  Ed. H. Lonitz.  Trans. N. Walker.  Cambridge: Polity, 1999.
    • The Stars Down to Earth, and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture.  Ed. by Stephen Crook.  London: Routledge, 1994. 
    • Gesammelte Schriften.  20 Vols.  Ed. Rolf Tiedemann, et al.  Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1970-1986.
    • Noten zur Literature.  4 Vols.  1958, 1961, 1965, 1974.
      • Notes to Literature.  Ed. Rolf Tiedemann.  Trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen.  2 Vols.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991-1992.
    • Prismen.  1955.
      • Prisms.  Trans. Samuel Weber and Shierry Weber.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Towards a New Manifesto.  London: Verso, 2011.
      • Problems of Moral Philosophy.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2001.
    • 2001.
      • Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction.  2006.
    • Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music.  Ed. Rolf Tiedemann.  Trans. Edmund Jephcott.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998.
    • Äeshetische Theorie.  1970.
      • Aesthetic Theory
        • Trans. R. Hullot-Kentor.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1995.
        • Trans by C. Lehhardt.  1984.
          • Critical Theory Since 1965 Ed. Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.  232-238.
    • Ohne Leitbild.  Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1967.
      • "The Culture Industry Reconsidered."  Critical Theory and Society: a Reader.  Ed. Stephen Bronner, and Douglas Kellner.  London: Routledge, 1989.  128-135.
      • "The Culture Industry Reconsidered."  Trans. Anson G. Rabinbach.  New German Critique 6 (1975): 12-19. 
    • Negative Dialektik.  Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1966.
      • Negative Dialectics.  Trans. E. B. Ashton.  New York: Seabury, 1973.
    • Drei Studien zu Hegel.  1963.
      • Hegel: Three Studies.  Trans. S. Weber Nicholsen.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.
    • 1959.
      • "The Meaning of Working Through the Past."  Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords.  Trans. Henry W. Pickford.  New York: Columbia UP, 1998.  89-103.
    • Zur Metakritik der Erkenntnistheorie.  1956.
      • Against Epistemology: a Metacritique: Studies in Husserl and the Phenomenological Antinomies.  Trans. W. Domingo.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1982.
    • 1955.

      • "Cultural Criticism and Society."  Prisms.  17-34.

        • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  1032-1040.

    • Versuch über Wagner.  1952.
      • In Search of Wagner.  Trans. R. Livingstone.  London: New Left Books, 1981.
    • Minima Moralia: Reflexionen aus dem beschädigen Leben.  1951.
      • Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life
        • London: Verso, 1996.
        • Trans. Edmund Jephcott.  London: New Left Books, 1974.
    • The Authoritarian Personality.  By Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswick, Daniel J. Levinson, and R. Nevitt Sandford.  New York: Harper and Row, 1950.  
    • Philosophie der neuen Musik.  1949.

      • Philosophy of Modern Music

        • New York: Continuum, 1980.

        • Trans. A. G. Mitchell and W. V. Blomster.  New York: Seabury, 1973.

    • Dialektik der Aufklarung: Philosophische FragmenteBy Adorno and Max Horkheimer.  New York: Social Studies Association, 1944.

      • Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments

        • Ed. G. S. Noerr.  Trans. Edmund Jephcott.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2002. 

        • Trans. J. Cumming.  London: Allen Lane, 1973.  Rpt. New York: Continuum, 1993. 

          • "The Concept of Enlightenment."  Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments.  New York: Continuum, 1993.  3-42.

          • "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception."  Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments.  New York: Continuum, 1993.  120-166.

    • Kierkegaard: Konstruktion des Äeshetischen.  1933.

      • Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic.  Trans. R. Hullot-Kentor.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989.

      • "The Sociology of Knowledge and its Consciousness."  Prisms.  35-50.

      • "The Essay as Form."  Vol. I of Notes to Literature.  Ed. Rolf Tiedemann.  Trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen.  2 Vols.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991-1992.  3-23.

      • "On Lyric Poetry and Society."  Vol. I of Notes to Literature.  Ed. Rolf Tiedemann.  Trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen.  2 Vols.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991-1992.  37-54.




  • Anthologies:
    • Adorno and Ethics.  New German Critique 97 (2006).
    • Burke, Donald A., Colin J. Campbell, Kathy Kiloh, Michael K. Palamarek and Jonathan Short, eds.  Adorno and the Need in Thinking: New Critical Essays.  Toronto: U of Toronto, 2007.
    • Cook, Deborah, ed.  Theodor Adorno: Key Concepts.  Cheshire: Acumen, 2008.
    • Gibson, N. C., and A. Rubin, eds.  Adorno: a Critical Reader.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.
    • Huhn, Tom, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Adorno.  Cambridge: CUP, 2004.
    • Huhn, Tom, and L. Zuidervaart, eds.  The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno's Aesthetic Theory.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997.
    • Jarvis, Simon, ed.  Theodor Adorno: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory.  4 Vols.  London: Routledge, 2005.
    • Macdonald, Iain, and Krzysztof Ziarek, eds.  Adorno and Heidegger: Philosophical Questions.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2008.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Bernstein, J. M., Claudia Brodsky, Anthony J. Cascardi, Thierry de Duve, Aleš Erjavec, Robert Kaufman, and Fred Rush.  Art and Aesthetics After Adorno.  Berkeley: U of California P, 2010.
    • Bernstein, J. M.  Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics.  Cambridge: CUP, 2001.
    • Bernstein, J. M.  "Adorno on Disenchantment: the Skepticism of Enlightened Reason."  German Philosophy since Kant.  Ed. Anthony O'Hear.  Cambridge: CUP, 1999.  305-328.
    • Bowie, Andrew.  "The Culture of Truth: Adorno."  From Romanticism to Critical Theory: the Philosophy of German Literary Theory.  London: Routledge, 1997.  238-280.
    • Brunkhorst, Hauke.  Adorno and Critical TheoryCardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999.
    • Brunkhorst, Hauke.  "Adorno."  A Companion to Continental PhilosophyEd. Simon Critchley and William R. SchroederOxford: Blackwell, 1998.  370-381. 
    • Cascardi, Anthony J.  Consequences of Enlightenment.  Cambridge: CUP, 1999.
    • Claussen, Detlev.  Theodor W. Adorno: One Last Genius.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2008.
    • Cook, D.  The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture.  Lanham, MD.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996.
    • Edgar, Andrew.  "Culture and Criticism: Adorno."  The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy.  Ed. Simon Glendenning.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1999.  448-460.
    • Hammer, Espen.  Adorno and the Political.  London: Routledge, 2005.

    • Hammermeister, Kai.  "Adorno."  The German Aesthetic Tradition.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  194-211.

    • Harland, Richard.  "Marxism and Literary Theory (Engels, Lukacs, Benjamin, Brecht, Adorno)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  137-145.
    • Hohendahl, Peter Uwe.  Prismatic Thought: Theodor W. Adorno.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1995.
    • Jameson, Frederic.  Late Marxism: Adorno, or, the Persistence of the Dialectic.  London: Verso, 1990.
    • Jameson, Frederic.  "T. W. Adorno; or, Historical Tropes."  Marxism and Form: Twentieth Century Dialectical Theories of Literature.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1971.  3-59.
    • Jarvis, Simon.  Adorno: a Critical Introduction.  London: Routledge, 1998.
    • Jay, Martin.  Adorno.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1984.
    • Jay, Martin.  "."Theodor W. Adorno and the Collapse of the Lukacsian Concept of Totality."  Marxism and Totality: the Adventures of a Concept from Lukacs to Habermas.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1984.  241-275.

    • Müller-Doohm, Stefan. 
      • Adorno: a Biography.  Trans. Rodney Livingstone.  Cambridge: Polity, .
    • Nicholsen, S. W.  Exact Imagination, Late Work: On Adorno's Aesthetics.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997.
    • Paddison, M.  Adorno's Aesthetics of Music.  Cambridge: CUP, 1993.
    • Rasmussen, David.  "Critical Theory: Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas."  Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy.  Vol. 8 of The Routledge History of Philosophy.  Ed. Richard Kearney.  London: Routledge, 1994.  254-289.
    • Rose, Gillian.  The Melancholy Science: an Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno.  London: Macmillan, 1978.
    • Schweppenhäuser, Gerhard.  Theodor Adorno: an IntroductionTrans. James Rolleston.  Durham: Duke UP, 2009.

    • Sherratt, Yvonne.  Adorno's Positive Dialectic.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
    • Zuidervaart, Lambert.  Social Philosophy after Adorno.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.
    • Zuidervaart, Lambert.  Adorno's Aesthetic Theory: the Redemption of Illusion.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.
    • Zuidervaart, Lambert, et al.  "Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund."  Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.  Vol. 1.  Ed. M. Kelly.  Oxford: OUP.  16-32.




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