Martin Jay

a leading scholar of European intellectual history, visual culture, and critical theory, is the author, most recently, of The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying and Politics (University of Virginia Press, 2010). Other books include Songs of Experience: Modern European and American Variations on a Universal Theme (University of California Press, 2004), Refractions of Violence (Routledge, 2003), Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (University of California Press, 1993), Permanent Exiles: Essays on the Intellectual Migration from Germany to America (Columbia University Press, 1985), and Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas (U. of California Press, 1984). His influential study of the Frankfurt School between 1923 and 1950, The Dialectical Imagination (Little, Brown, & Co, 1973) won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award. Jay has received prizes and fellowships from the Danforth Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Aby Warburg Foundation, among others.