Rajeev  S. Patke





The following research papers explore the application of ideas from the work of Theodor Adorno to the study of other (chiefly Asian) literatures and cultures.

The aim of the project is two-fold:

To show how approaches specific to a European perspective may have a wider (and relatively undeveloped) relevance to contemporary situations

To also show how the interaction between European ideas and non-European materials can bring about a revaluation of those ideas just as much as those ideas can affect our understanding of those materials.


“Adorno and the Postcolonial.” New Formations 47(Summer 2002): 133-143.

“Theodor Adorno,” in The Essential Glossary: German Culture and Society, ed. Holger Briel (London: Arnold, 2002), 2.



Paper presented at `Interactions: 8th Biennial Symposium on Literatures of the Asia-Pacific Region', 9-12 December 1997, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Perth, Australia).

Published: The Arts (The Centre for the Arts), Issue No. 6 (April 1998): 24-30.


 Interactions: Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region, eds. Dennis Haskell and Ron Shapiro (Nedlands: University of Western Australia and Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, 2000), 184-91.



 Paper submitted to an International Transdisciplinary Conference, ‘Adorno et al International: The Reception of The Frankfurt School Outside of Germany’,  International Transdisciplinary Conference, 13-15 January 1999, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.


 In Practice: Adorno, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, eds. Holger Briel and Andreas Kramer (Bern: Peter Lang, 2001), 193-202.



Published in Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Volume 2: Poetry,  ed.  Kirpal Singh (Singapore: Ethos Books, 1999), 85-103.