Posts Tagged ‘ adorno ’

Zero Squared #128: Antisemitism as a Symptom of Capitalism

Oct 19th, 2017 | By

Moishe Postone is a Western Marxist and a Professor of History at the University of Chicago and he is the author of the book Time, Labor and Social Domination a book that won the American Sociological Association’s prize in theory. Postone is the guest on this podcast and he discusses an essay he wrote entitled

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Zero Squared #69: Blueprints for Revolution?

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

Our Cairo correspondent and Zero Books Reader C Derick Varn is the guest this week as we follow up on an episode of the Alpha to Omega podcast with a conversation about overcoming capitalism. In the Alpha to Omega podcast there was, what I consider to be, a failure of communication as Varn tried to

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Zero Squared #60: Marx/Adorno at the PNCA

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

Last week Douglas Lain gave presentation at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts. After a discussion of Zero Books, Doug gave a presentation on the Critique of the Gotha Program and Theodor Adorno. Also included in this presentation was Brendan Cooney’s video on Abstract Labor and a 70s advertisement for the Polaroid SX-70. Special thanks

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Zero Squared #53: Thinking Thomas

Jan 21st, 2016 | By

Thomas Lynn is a youtuber with a new channel entitled “Thinking Thomas.” A few months back he approached me about interviewing Zero Books authors on his channel and since then he has done so at least a few times. The following interview was one of the results of our correspondence and in this conversation you’ll

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Zero Squared #50: Enjoyment (It’s a Trap!)

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

Alfie Bown is editor of Everyday Analysis, a blog and book series with Zer0 Books. He’s an assistant professor in Hong Kong and he writes on critical theory and comedy. His first stand-alone book with Zero Books Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism was published on December 11th this year, and the back of the

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Zero Squared #37: Dangerous Literature

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Tom Sperlinger is the author of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine and he returns this week to discuss teaching Dangerous Literature. This is part one of a two part conversation. This week we focus on the question of polemics in fiction and modernism, and next week we’ll take a close look at Kafka’s unfinished novel

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Zero Squared #24: Open Thinking

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week and we discuss Adorno’s notion of “open thinking” as it’s opposed to praxis. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, and a University Lecturer and what we really discuss is an essay I wrote as a way to clear my head. This was a draft

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Zero Squared Podcast #23: Pop Grenade

Jun 17th, 2015 | By

Matthew Collin is the guest this week and we discuss his book Pop Grenade which came out from Zero Books in May. Collin has worked as a foreign correspondant for the BBC, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and as an editor at the website Time Out among many other places. He is a

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Zero Squared #21: Neoliberalism or Determinative Negation?

May 27th, 2015 | By

Robin James is the guest this week and we discuss her book Resilience and Melancholy which came out from Zero Books in February. Robin James is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of North Carolina and a musician. David Webster, author of Cross the Water Blues blurbed the book. He wrote: “At the

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Whack-a-Mole, Adorno

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

This post is for Mike Watson whose book exploring similar if not identical ideas will be coming out from Zero Books this year. I found this blog post today because of his work. Louis Sterrett writes briefly about Adorno’s essay “Commitment” and along the way he ends up quoting a Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983).

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