Fredric Jameson

Comparative Literature, Center for Critical Theory Duke University

Author of numerous books, including Marxism and Form (1971), The Political Unconscious (1981), and Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1990) as well as recently Valences of the Dialectic (2009), The Antinomies of Realism (2013) and The Ancients and the Postmoderns (2015). He is interested in reading literature as an encoding of political and social imperatives, and in rethinking Marxist methodology. Receipient of Holberg Prize (2008) and the 2011 MLA Lifetime Achievement Award for his scholarship.