The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Roberto Schwarz: Mimesis Beyond Realism

Roberto Schwarz: Mimesis Beyond Realism

Roberto Schwarz: Mimesis Beyond Realism
Nicholas Brown


Over the course of a career that has so far spanned more than a half-century, Roberto Schwarz has made several indelible contributions to critical theory. While Schwarz has written commandingly on diverse topics, his towering achievement is his work on the late nineteenth-century Brazilian literary figure Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, particularly his last great novels. Born in 1938 in Vienna, Roberto Schwarz moved with his family to Brazil in 1939 after the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. Schwarz studied social sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP) before taking a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Yale University under René Wellek. Returning to Brazil in 1963, Schwarz ...

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