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The Contemporary: Group Reading of Resonance



Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Bldg. 260, Rm 252

The Contemporary: Group Reading of Resonance

The Contemporary group will be conducting a group reading of Hartmut Rosa's Resonance: A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World.

The pace of modern life is undoubtedly speeding up, yet this acceleration does not seem to have made us any happier or more content. If acceleration is the problem, then the solution, argues Hartmut Rosa in this major new work, lies in “resonance.” The quality of a human life cannot be measured simply in terms of resources, options, and moments of happiness; instead, we must consider our relationship to, or resonance with, the world. Rosa’s new book is a major new contribution to the theory of modernity, showing how our problematic relation to the world is at the crux of some of the most pressing issues we face today. This bold renewal of critical theory for our times will be of great interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, and Director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany. He has worked with the New School for Social Research in New York and the universities of Augsburg, Duisburg-Essen and Manheim, among others and is considered to be a leading representative of the new critical theory.

Thursday, 22 September, 2-4 PM
Friday, 30 September, 10-12 AM
Friday, 28 October, 12-2 PM
Friday, 4 November, 12-2 PM
Friday, 11 November, 12-2 PM
Friday, 18 November, 12-2 PM

All meetings will take place in Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Rm. 252 (German Library).

Please register before 9/17 via email to Ariel Horowitz,