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Fredric Jameson

"Jameson 101: An Introduction to the Work of Fredric Jameson"
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Tue., Jan. 18, 2005, 10:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: Hall Center Seminar Room
Fredric Jameson is a leading voice in contemporary cultural theory. A prolific writer and teacher from the 1960s to the present, Jameson has developed influential syntheses of Marxism with the other contemporary discourses and has made major contributions to debates on postmodernity and to recent discussions of the arts from literature to cinema and video. The Political Unconscious (1981) and Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1990) are the best known of his many books and widely redarded as basic references in the cultural theory today. Jameson has taught at Harvard, Yale, UC Santa Cruz, and Peking University; he is currently William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University.

The "Jameson 101" Hall Center Seminar will be on January 18, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Hall Center Seminar Room.

On Monday, January 24, 2005, Fredric Jameson will deliver the English Department's inaugural Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture (7:30 p.m., Dole Institute). Jameson's Lecture is entitled "Cyberpunk and Finance Capital." The lecture will be free and open to the public.

To enhance the impact of Jameson's visit to KU , the Hall Center is sponsoring "Jameson 101," a seminar that will provide an introduction to Jameson's thought. The seminar will be led by Philip Barnard of the English Department. Participants will be encouraged to read several essays that will be placed on electronic reserve. All graduate students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend the seminar. Pre-registration is required.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2005

To register, contact the Hall Center:
hallcntr@ku.edu or 864-4798
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