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Resonance: Social Theory and the Good Life. A Workshop with Hartmut Rosa

Hartmut Rosa’s Resonance. A Sociology of our Relationship to the World was published in English translation in June 2019 with Polity Press. Following on from Rosa’s Social Acceleration. A New Theory of Modernity (2013), that designated acceleration as the driving force of modernity, Resonance is an attempt to re-theorise the possibility of a ‘good life’ in an age that increasingly looks at human life in terms of manageable resource and that is dominated by experiences of subject alienation. Combining the traditions of Critical Theory with recent theories of alienation, Resonance is both a critique of contemporary life-world relations and develops a conceptual apparatus to enable us to re-think a utopian horizon of functioning relationships to the world.

German Studies at Warwick and Warwick's Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CPRLA) mark the publication of Hartmut Rosa's Resonance with a lecture by Rosa and a one-day workshop with colleagues from Literary and Cultural Studies and Social Theory.

Friday 21 February, 2pm, Ramphal Building, R 1.13

Hartmut Rosa: “Resonance and Alienation. Two Modes of Experiencing Time in an Age of Acceleration”

Prof Rosa's Lecture can be streamed below

The workshop was generously funded by HRC, Warwick, HRC logo

The Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CPRLA), and

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)

Rosa photo

Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and Director of the Max Weber Kolleg in Erfurt.

He is an Affiliated Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. He is a co-Editor of Time and Society and a Co-Director of the Annual International Conference Philosophy and the Social Sciences in Prague. In 2010, he published his book Alienation and Acceleration. Towards a Critical Theory of Late Modern Temporality with NSU Press Malmö/Arhus. His book Beschleunigung. Die Veränderung der Zeitstrukturen in der Moderne (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 2005) was published in English with Columbia University Press in 2012. His new monograph Resonance. A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World (2016) has just appeared in English with Polity Press (2019).