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“Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School,” International Conference, Dublin 2014

*”Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School,” International Conference,
Dublin 2014*


The group of intellectual left-wing German thinkers known as the Frankfurt
School, active in Frankfurt from the late-1920s and later in the US and
Germany, focused their critical attention on culture, asking how it
affected people’s political outlook and activities. Their powerful
admixture of philosophy, sociology, and cultural critique played a key role
in modernism in the German cultural sphere. Their conception of culture as
a repository of new values continues to impact and influence how we in the
twenty-first century think about art and culture, particularly music.

The international conference “Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School”
will give sustained attention to the rich and fascinating interaction
between music and the socio-cultural and aesthetic theory of Marxist
writers in the Austro-German sphere, including members of the Frankfurt
School. The conference committee welcomes submissions from a diverse field
of interdisciplinary scholars, as outlined in the Call for Papers. The
Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Professor Max Paddison (Durham
University). The conference is hosted by the School of Music, University
College Dublin. It is sponsored and co-funded by the FP7 Marie Curie
Actions of the European Commission, and is carried out in association with
the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and the Department of Music,
University of California, Irvine.  The deadline for submissions is 31
December 2013. Please see for
further details.

Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.

Dr Nicole Grimes
Marie Curie Fellow
Department of Music, University of California, Irvine (
School of Music, University College Dublin (
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