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Dear Students, Teachers and Scholars,

Every now and then I correspond with people writing about Herbert or drawing from his works, and they send me a copy of their essay. As time permits, I would like to include these on this web site.

If you would have written a paper for a course, or an article that has not been published, you are welcome to submit it for publication here.

I would prefer to receive html files, but word documents are ok, too.

Send to: [email protected]

Unpublished Dissertations and Student Papers Page

Essays about or using Herbert Marcuse's works

compiled by Harold Marcuse (homepage)
to: Books About Page, Herbert Marcuse homepage

page created August 30, 2005; updated 11/11/14

Prior to 2000

Prior to 2000 (back to top)

2000-2009 (back to top)

  • 2002: Amy Serrano, "From Societal Subversives to Cultural Creatives: The Emerging and Integral Voice of the Female Artist-Activist in the Documentation and Transformation of a New Global Society," paper e-mailed to Harold Marcuse for inclusion on this site.
  • 2003: Frieder Otto Wolf, "Zur Aktualität der Philosophie Herbert Marcuses," presentation at the July 2003 Berlin conference on the occasion of the burial of Herbert's ashes.
  • 2004: Tim B. Müller: "Herbert Marcuse, die Frankfurter Schule und der Holocaust: Ein Beitrag zur zeitgenössischen Wahrnehmung der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungspolitik," MA thesis, Heidelberg University, 2004), 137 pages; bibliography
  • 2006: Doðan Barýþ Kýlýnç (Dogan Baris Kilinc),"Labor, Leisure and Freedom
    in the Philosophies of Aristotle, Karl Marx and Herbert Marcuse,"
    (Ankara, Turkey: Middle East Technical University, 2006), 106 pages. Dissertation: Thesis for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Philosophy. (117 page PDF, in English)
    • In September 2007 the author e-mailed:
      I study on Herbert Marcuse for 4 years and my master thesis was generally on Marcuse's thoughts. Also, I have prepared two papers on Marcuse (they are published) and translated a writing of Marcuse called "The Realm of Freedom and The Realm of Necessity: A Reconsideration" to Turkish language.
      I am sending you a copy of this translation in an attachment. It was published in a philosophical journal "Felsefe Yazýn" in last month (Felsefe Yazýn, 2007, 10, 40-43).
    • Kilinc's Turkish translations of "End of Utopia" (1967) and "Realm of Freedom" (1969).
  • 2007: Craig Whittall, Marcuse contra Marx: Revolutionary Strategy and the Role of the Proletariat in the Work of Herbert Marcuse, Independent Project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree BA (Hons) Politics, in the Department of Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 2007 (123 print pages)
    • In August 2007 the author e-mailed:
      "Dear Professor Marcuse,
      I don't know if you recall our email exchange last year, my name is Craig Whittall, a politics student from Manchester, UK. I asked for your assistance in tracking down some sources, and greatly appreciated your response. I thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I have now graduated, at the top of my class, and am going on to masters and hopefully doctoral level with my research. I am continuing to study Herbert's work, at the moment I'm sketching out a project involving his early essay 'The Struggle Against Liberalism in the Totalitarian View of the State', which has already yielded some promising avenues of inquiry. I will be pursuing these studies at the University of Durham from September. I have attached here a copy of the dissertation, which you offered to consider putting onto the Marcuse website..."
  • 2007: Tim B. Mueller, "A World Beyond Fear? American Intelligence and Intellectual Politics in an Age of Anxiety, 1942-1970." draft version; 27 page pdf of paper presented at a conference at the Hamburger Institut fuer Sozialforschung. 
  • 2008: Alan Dobson, '"Be realistic, demand the impossible:" Alan Dobson examines the ideas of a thinker whose ideas were a major influence upon the student radicals of 1968.' (7 page pdf)
  • 2008: Debora Neri, "La società unidimensionale e il suo superamento: Un confronto tra la posizione di Herbert Marcuse e quella di Jack Kerouac" (Ph.D. thesis, Università degli studi G. d'Annunzio, 2008). (as 71 page pdf; original was 137 pages)
    • English translation of title: "One-Dimensional Society and Its Overcoming. A Comparison between Herbert Marcuse's and Jack Kerouac's Positions"
      English Abstract
    • Dr. Neri wrote this Ph.D. thesis at the Gabriele d'Annunzio University in central Italy (wikipedia page).
  • 2009: Tim B. Mueller completed his dissertation at the Berlin Humboldt University: "Radikale, Krieger und Gelehrte: Linksintellektuelle, amerikanische Geheimdienste und philanthropische Stiftungen im Kalten Krieg." It will be published by Beck VerlagHamburger Edition. For now, you can read as pdfs the Table of Contents (3 page pdf), Einleitung (19 page pdf).
  • 2009: Israelachvili, David B., Radical Psychoanalysis, Crticial Theory, and the Search for a Sane Society, the Fromm-Marcuse Debate Reconsidered (2009).

2010-2019 (back to top)

  • 2010: James Polk, "Was für ein Mensch man ist," 25 pages. Although not about Herbert per se, it takes Herbert's post-1945 exchange with Heidegger as a starting point for some philosophical reflections about globalization and the financial crisis in the post-911 world.  
  • 2010: Prof. Aydan Turanli, Istanbul Technical University, "Reflections on Herbert Marcuse’s Technology Critique through the Analysis of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times" (pdf: 17 pages plus abstract page) (Prof. Turanli's web page)
    • Abstract: As is well known Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times is among one of the most important films of all time. The importance of the film comes from the plot as well as the cast. The plot is very important in emphasizing and revealing the character of a modern life style. In the film, the nature of modern times is analyzed within the context of one of the most important economic crisis periods of history. In this article, I discuss Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times by correlating it with Herbert Marcuse’s critique of technology.
      The first part of the article argues in what sense Modern Times is related to Herbert Marcuse’s critique of technology. The second part focuses on the inadequacies of the alternative presented by Marcuse, and how it can be amended. The third part discusses Herbert Marcuse’s alternative, which is to create a free society.
  • 2013: Michael Kidd, A Reevaluation of Marcuse's Philosophy of Technology (University of Tasmania dissertation, 2013). (231 page pdf; archive copy)
    • Abstract
      This thesis provides a reevaluation of Herbert Marcuse's philosophy of technology. It argues that rather than offering an abstract utopian or dystopian account of technology, Marcuse's philosophy of technology can be read as a cautionary approach developed by a concrete philosophical utopian. The strategy of this thesis is to reread Marcuse's key texts in order to challenge the view that his philosophy of technology is abstractly utopian. Marcuse is no longer a fashionable figure and there has been little substantive literature devoted to the problem of the utopian character of his philosophy of technology since the works of Douglas Kellner and Andrew Feenberg. This thesis seeks to reposition Marcuse as a concrete philosophical utopian. It then reevaluates his philosophy of technology from this standpoint and suggests that it may have relevance to some contemporary debates.

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