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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Long Teaching Day
Later this morning I'm on my way to the City, where in Homo Economicus first off we're reading Aphra Behn's The Rover (a rather different take on the Restoration rake) and also taking up Carole Pateman's "The Sexual Contract." Later in the afternoon in my critical theory survey we are talking about Benjamin's "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproducibility" and the Culture Industry chapter from Horkheimer's and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. These two canonical numbers are treated as conversational, and little supplements like A Short History of Photography and the Culture Industry Reconsidered are allowed into the mix at opportune moments. As usual, night will have long fallen by the time I'm home, so blogging will be low to no.