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[Denning Lecture Slides]



in conversation with Three Jameson Essays

NOTE: Two originally scheduled participants (Lauren Berlant and Achille Mbembe) will not be able to attend.  Please see updates below.

Lectures by Michael HardtMichael Denning, and Fredric Jameson.
 Comments by Harry Harootunian.

February 7, 2020 / 1:00-4:30pm / Nelson Music Room / East Duke Building

Links to preparatory readings below.
Link to schedule.

PREPARATORY EVENT: Three Jameson Essays

A discussion led by Anne Allison, Michael Hardt, Charles Piot, and Kathi Weeks.

February 5, 2020 / 3:00-5:00 pm / 225 Friedl Building

Preparatory readings:

Jameson, 1984Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism”

Jameson, 2003End of Temporality”

Jameson, 2015Aesthetics of Singularity”

Sponsored by Institute for Critical Theory and Marxism & Society Group, with support from Literature, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, Cultural Anthropology, and Franklin Humanities Institute.

Both events are open to public.  All are welcome.