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Music, Language, Thought 6

March 4, 2011

4pm – 6pm

Martin Harries (English, NYU): “Still: Sarah Kane After Beckett and Joy Division”

Tamara Levitz (Music, UCLA): “The Composer as Allegorical Critic: Interpreting Musical Modernism through the Lens of Walter Benjamin”


All events are free and open to the public

Silver Center for Arts and Science / 100 Washington Square East / Department of Music, Rm 220



Prof. Levitz has recommended the following readings:

–  Benjamin-Zur Kritik der Gewalt (Benjamin, Walter. “Zur Kritik der Gewalt Archiv fur Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik 47, no. 3 (August, 1921): 809-32; rpt. in Gesammelte Schriften, eds. Rolf Tiedemann and Hermann Schweppenhäuser (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1999), vol. 2.1, 179-204)

– English translation: Benjamin – Critique of Violence (Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, volume 1 1913-1926, ed. Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996), 236-53.)

– Jacques Derrida, Force de loi: Le ‘fondement mystique de l’autorité’, (Paris: Galilée, 1994), reproduced in French and English in Cordozo Law Review (1989-1990): 920-1045.


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