1. FREDRIC JAMESON TO LECTURE JANUARY 25
The Presidential Lectures and Symposia in the Humanities and Arts program continues to bring well-known scholars to campus. Winter Quarter opens with a lecture by Fredric Jameson, internationally renowned Marxist critic and the William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. Jameson has long been recognized as a major theorist of modern culture and a master analyst of its relation to socio-economic reality. In recent years Jameson has concentrated on contemporary artistic practices, both popular and elite, and is today best known for the essays collected in "Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism" (1991), which diagnose late twentieth-century culture as a symptom of the new global economy.
Jameson will be on campus January 25-26. He will speak on "Aesthetic Autonomy in the Age of Late Capitalism" at the School of Law (Room 290) on January 25 at 7:00 p.m. As are all the events in this series, Jameson's lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but it is highly recommended that you arrive early to these popular events so that you can be sure to have a seat.
In preparation for Jameson's visit, a new section about his life and work has been added to the Presidential Lectures Web site:
This site was compiled by William McPheron, William Saroyan Curator for American and British Literature.
The Presidential Lectures Web site is developed and maintained by a team composed of staff from Humanities and Area Studies, RITS, and Systems.