Culture and Politics in Postmodernity – February 5 & 7, 2020

Preparatory Discussion: February 5, 2020

Symposium: February 7, 2020


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

Jameson, 2003 “End of Temporality”

Jameson, 2015 “Aesthetics of Singularity”

SYMPOSIUM: Culture and Politics in Postmodernity: in conversation with Three Jameson Essays

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

Symposium Summary

Audio transcript of conference available on request



Session 1

Michael Hardt – “Constitutional Crisis”

Michael Denning –  “Impeaching der große Trumpf: Populism, Forms of Exploitation, and ‘diese Religion of every day’s life’ ”    [Lecture Slides]

Session 2

Fredric Jameson – “Postmodernity as a Philosophical Problem”

Harry Harootunian – comments

Panel Discussion & Audience Questions

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