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- January 1, 2005: I've begun a massive restructuring
of this site, starting by breaking down this formerly huge homepage
into several major subpages: Publications
About Page, Courses Page, Scholars
and Activists Page, Links Page.
- The Publications Page is the backbone of the materials on this
site. It links to full text versions of several of Herbert's best-known
writings (One Dimensional
Tolerance), and provides links and information about many
- It will take a while before I find the time to bring the formatting
and links up to date. Please excuse the "under construction"
look to some of the pages, and the broken links.
- Jan. 2005: Upcoming events and conferences: Panel
"Marcuse and Education" at the AERA conference in April (Douglas
Kellner, "Marcuse's Challenge to Education,"
Friday, Apr 15 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm, abstracts);
also a conference in May 2005 in Brazil.
- January 25, 2005: On November 3-6, 2005
there will be a conference entitled "Reading Herbert
Marcuse's Eros and Civilization after 50 Years."
It will be held at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia PA. If you
are interested in participating, contact Dr. Arnold Farr
<email@example.com>. [see March 1, 2005 update]
- 1/25/05: recent article about Herbert's June 1969
lecture tour in Italy added to News
page: Diego Giachetti, "Giugno
1969: I 'Caldi' Giorni Italiani di Herbert Marcuse," Il
Protagora, n. 4, luglio-dicembre 2004
- Jan. 31, 2005
: Russell Jacoby's
Nation review of vol. 3 of Herbert's papers, with brief
responses by Douglas Kellner and Peter Marcuse, added.
- Feb. 18-20, 2005: massive updates to the Publications
and Books About pages; as well as Wikipedia
- March 1, 2005: 50th
Anniversary Eros and Civilization conference, Nov. 3-6, 2005
The Philosophy Department at Saint Joseph's University
in Philadelphia invites paper submissions to a conference devoted to
the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Herbert Marcuse's Eros
and Civilization. Papers are welcome on a wide range of topics:
explication of Marcuse's project in Eros and Civilization; its place
in his social philosophy; the influence of Marcuse's work in the past
fifty years; its place in a critical theory of society; the importance
of Eros and Civilization for fields such as psychology, aesthetics,
and political philosophy; and prospects for a renewal of Marcuse's approach
to social philosophy.
See the conference
website with call for papers, registration form, and contact
For more information on Eros & Civ, including a list
of reviews, see the Publications
- March 8, 2005: The pages that were not available
since March 3 are back on-line.
The counters are still not working.
Sparklit was doing technical work from 3/4-3/10/05
April 23, 2005: upcoming
conference, May 18-20, 2005: "Dimensão
Estética: Homenagem aos 50 anos de Eros et Civilização,"
Belo Horizonte, Brazil. conference
website. The title in English: "The Aesthetic Dimension:
Homage to 50 years of Eros and Civilization"
- April 15, 2005: you can use google to search this
May 11, 2005: new
Herbert and Surrealism
Page (scans of 1989 article by Franklin Rosemont and Herbert's letters
to the surrealists, 1971-73)
May 18, 2005: Scans of Das
Ende der Utopie
(1967) added to Publications
May 20, 2005:
new books by Christian Fuchs added to Books
About Page: a short introductory reading guide to his intellectual
background and works, and, a continuation of the introduction, a discussion
of the implications of Herbert's ideas.
May 23, 2005: major site reorganization after move
to a new server; use of background color on pages. Note: server now
defaults to index.html, not .htm.
May 27, 2005: Formatting and links on many pages
updated. Full texts of The
End of Utopia (also scans of German
original with discussion), 1947-48
Marcuse-Heidegger correspondence (English and German) added. Numerous
new entries on News and
Conferences, and Scholars
and Activists pages.
May 30, 2005: site search (using google) now added
to header box, above. Numerous new entries on Publications,
Books About pages, including texts
of reviews of Herbert's works and by Herbert from the 1940s and 1950s.
I'm sure there are still bugs in the images, but I'll work on them as
time permits. I'd appreciate notification if you encounter a missing
June 15, 2005: The
site search function will return some broken links and miss some pages
until google crawls this site again.
I am now finished with my major reorganization and updates. Since
the site search is powered by google, it will not register that many
pages have moved until it reindexes this site (should be done every
4-6 weeks). I've left redirect pages in some of the more important locations.
Sorry about any inconvenience you may encounter.
July 7, 2005: google has re-crawled this site, so
the search function is reliable again. After his note in the guestbook,
I've added Alan J. Dobson's 1989 dissertation to the Books
About page, as well as some 1968 articles.
Theresa MacKey's excellent biographical
article has been archived, and many citations of interesting articles
added to the Publications page. Finally, I put
many images on the Sophie Marcuse
June 9, 2005: I've added scans of many (!) reviews
Herbert wrote in the 1940s and 1950s, and reviews of his 1932
Hegel, 1941 Reason & Revolution,
1958 Soviet Marxism books,
to the Publications Page, also a 1969
interview about Adorno after Adorno's sudden death, and started
and Video page to collect links to multimedia sources.
June 12, 2005: In
addition to a new page about the
film Herbert's Hippopotamus (with a time-coded description of the
film), I've cleaned up the site. That means that until google crawls
it again, some of the duplicate results from the "site search"
feature (showing the same file in multiple locations) won't be available.
But that shouldn't pose much of a problem.
As an addendum to the June 9 announcements, I've added the full texts
of a number of articles to the Books About
Page. See esp. 1952, 1970,
1999. And there are new entries (from
York University) on the Courses Page.
June 14, 2005: I'm still trying to keep abreast of
new material, which has been added to the Heidegger
page, as well as Scholars and Activists
and News & Events (links to full texts
of Italian articles from 1998 to 2003).
I've also started a section for Raffaele Laudani's Italian
edition of Herbert's collected/unpublished papers.
July 19, 2005: Today is Herbert's 107th birthday.
For this occasion Doug
Ireland wrote an excellent blog entry, with reminiscences by his
"former Village Voice colleague Jeff Weinstein, who these
days is both culture columnist and Fine Arts Editor for the Philadelphia
Inquirer," and Ariel Dorfman, "the prolific Chilean playwright-political
essayist-poet-scenarist-novelist," now at North Carolina. (Added
to News and Events Page, with
links from Scholar-Activists.)
July 20: updated with reminiscence by Norman Birnbaum,
(without images) on Z-Net.
July 19, 2005: Newly found: journalist and critic
August 2000 interview with Lowell Bergman, The 60 Minutes
producer who was played by Al Pacino in the 1999 movie The Insider
(entry added on Scholar-Activists,
and link on the Sound & Video Page).
July 24, 2005: Doug
Ireland's blog entry has been drawing visitors to this site (see
the stats, below). On July 22, Ireland's page was
selected as dissidentvoice.org's
site of the day with the following text: "Marcuse's
work, though unknown to most younger activists and university students
today, inspired countless activists and thinkers from the '50s to the
'70s to construct a new radical politics that rejected both capitalism
and authoritarian communism. His writings and seminal ideas may indeed
be more relevant today than ever before, and people concerned about
the future in these agonizing times would do well to revisit Marcuse's
work. Journalist Doug Ireland remembers this important figure, and provides
many valuable links to web sites featuring Marcuse's writings as well
as critical essays and audio/video clips about him."
Based on my correspondence with Doug, I've added several more entries
on the Scholars & Activists Page:
Ron Aronson, Norman Birnbaum, Norman Geras, and Ireland himself.
Aug. 2, 2005:
Oct. 4, 2005 presentation
in Berlin by Dr. Wolfgang Lenk: "Klassiker der Kritik I: Herbert
Marcuse - Der eindimensionale Mensch (1964)," added to
the News & Events page. Sponsored by Anders arbeiten. For
more information follow the link above or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buch stammt unverkennbar aus dem sog. "goldenen Zeitalter"
des Kapitalismus - es diagnostiziert den "Sieg über das unglückliche
Bewußtsein" durch die Kräfte der Massenkultur, die Vergöttlichung
von Arbeitsethos und neuester Technologie. Und es war von größter
Bedeutung für die Revolte von 1968. Heute, in Zeiten des marktliberalen
Umbaus, sind wir erneut mit umfassenden Transformationen von Kultur,
Technologie und Menschenbild konfrontiert. Ist Marcuses eindimensionaler
Mensch ein Vorläufer des "flexiblen Menschen" (Richard
Sennett), also eines vollständig der Vermarktlichung unterworfenen
Lebensmodells? Was macht seine Analyse heute wieder lesenswert? Was
unterscheidet die Bedingungen für Protest damals und heute?'
Aug. 3, 2005: additions and corrections to J.J.
Shapiro and Shierry Weber
Nicholsen entries on Scholars & Activists Page. Both attended
the May 2005 Brazilian Eros &
Aug. 29, 2005: May
2005 Eros & Civilization conference program (Belo Horizonte,
Brazil) now available; also Raffaele Laudani's new book, an Aug.
6 review of vol. 1 of the Italian edition of Herbert's papers, 'Beyond
One Dimensional Man,' edited by Raffaele Laudani (see Publications
Aug. 31, 2005: I'm working through a backlog of things
people have sent me for the website. I've added a 2002
article by Elena Tebano on the origin of Herbert's "Proust
Notes," and a hitherto unpublished 2002
essay by Amy Serrano drawing on Herbert's ideas to examine female
artist-activists. For the latter I've created a new "Unpublished
and Student Papers Page" -- students out there, submissions
are welcome. Also full
text of chap. 2 of Raffaele Laudani's 2002 dissertation; F.O.
Wolf's July 2003 Berlin presentation.
Oct. 14, 2005: With only hours to spare, there's
a talk this evening, 8pm, in Starnberg:
as part of the "Literarischer Herbst": KD Wolff spricht über
Herbert Marcuse: "Vernunft als erotische Energie" (der Titel
stammt nicht von ihm), in the Villa Böhler, (jetzt Montessori-Schule),
EUR 10.- Eintritt, veranstaltet vom Kulturbureau
Borst. (I've also added an entry on Wolff
on the Scholars & Activists Page)
Nov. 2, 2005: Eros and Civilization conference
in Philadelphia starts tomorrow.
(Publications page updated and counter added.)