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Chicago Hannah Arendt Film Screening Discussion Reading Group Winter 2014

Taking advantage of the January break in our primary reading group schedule, we will hold a discussion of the recent Hannah Arendt biopic by the German New Wave director Margarethe von Trotta.

Saturday, January 18 from 1-4 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Ave
Room 920

Readings for discussion of the film:

* priority readings

* Hannah Arendt (2013) film DVD insert

* Hannah ArendtPrologue to The Human Condition (Vita Activa) (1958)

* Martin Heidegger, “Only a god can still save us,” interview with Der Spiegel (1966)

Walter Benjamin, “To the planetarium,” One-Way Street (1928)

Theodor W. Adorno, “Reflections on class theory” (1942)

* Alan Ryan, “Dangerous Liaisons,” book review of Elzbieta Ettinger, Arendt and Heidegger (1996)

* Michael A. Musmanno, “Man with an unspotted conscience,” original New York Times book review of Arendt’sEichmann in Jerusalem(1963)

* Norman Podhoretz, “The perversity of brilliance” (contra Arendt on Eichmann) (1963)

* Max Horkheimer, "On the capture of Eichmann"

ArendtEichmann in Jerusalem (1963)