Discussion with Professor Fredric Jameson

This event is a conversation and discussion with Professor Jameson about an excerpt from his forthcoming book The Antinomies of Realism, and also about Jameson’s work more generally.

Fredric Jameson is William A. Lane Professor in the Program in Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University. He has published a wide range of works analyzing literary and cultural texts, while developing his own Marxist theoretical perspectives and offering important critiques of opposing theoretical schools and positions. Professor Jameson’s best- known publications include Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Political Unconscious; and Marxism and Form, and his most recent works are The Hegel Variations and Representing Capital. He has received the William Riley Parker Prize and the James Russell Lowell Prize. In 2008, Professor Jameson was awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize and in 2011, the Modern Language Association awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

This February 27 event will be the first of three in which Professor Jameson will participate as this year’s UC Berkeley Avenali Lecturer. The conversation/discussion has been organized by the Critical Theory Program–together with the host of the Avenali Lectureship, the UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities–and is co-sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature, English, and Rhetoric.

The other two Avenali events will be

–Professor Jameson’s Tuesday, February 28 Avenali Lecture, “The Aesthetics of Singularity,” 6 pm, International House, Chevron Auditorium

–A follow-up panel discussion responding to Jameson’s Avenali Lecture, featuring Whitney Davis (History of Art), Martin Jay (History), and Colleen Lye (English) on Wednesday, February 29, 12–2 pm, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall.