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Occultism and Popular Culture Workshop

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Occultism and Popular Culture Workshop

19 April 2016


This two-part workshop will explore the relationship between popular culture and occultism in conversation with Professor Wouter Hanegraaff (UvA, History of Hermetic Philosophy), Dr. Joyce Goggin (UvA), and Dr. Christine Ferguson (University of Glasgow).

In the first half of the seminar will consist of Dr. Ferguson’s talk on “Arthur Machen and the Occult Pickwick,” and a lecture by Dr. Joyce Goggin on “Magic and Illusion: From Tarot to Playing Cards”.

These lectures will be followed by a group seminar discussion of selected texts by Adorno, Horkheimer and Williams:

“Popular” and “Culture” from Raymond Williams’ Keywords

Excerpt from Adorno and Horkheimer’s The Culture Industry

Adorno, “Theses Against Occultism”


April 19, 2016. Bungehuis 004, 15:00 – 18:00   

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