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03-14 An American Utopia: Fredric Jameso in conversation with Stanley Aronowitz

Presented  as part of the Critical Theory Today Lecture Series by the Comparative Literature Department at the CUNY Graduate Center

05.14.2014 American Utopia - 1 (1)

Friday, March 14th, 2014

5:00 PM

Elebash Recital Hall

Writers’ Institute
Office of Public Programs
Office of the President
Center for Humanities
Doctoral Students’ Council
Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, & Work

In the third installment of the “Critical Theory Today Lecture Series,” eminent literary and political theorist Fredric Jameson will join noted scholar and cultural critic Stanley Aronowitz in a discussion of the social crisis of the United States. Drawing upon literary analysis and political thought, this dialogue will consider the practicality of the utopian tradition and its broader implications for cultural production and political institutions.


Stanley Aronowitz_0Stanley Aronowitz is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work. He is the author of several books, including False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness, Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future, Against Schooling: For an Education That Matters, and most recently Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals. In 2012, Professor Aronowitz received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Stony Brook University’s Center for Study of Working Life.

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson is the William A. Lane, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Cultural Turn, Archaeologies of the Future, and most recently The Antinomies of Realism. In 2012, Professor Jameson received the award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Modern Language Association.


Please note that seating is limited and that reservations are required for this event. Please visit or call 212-817-8215 to register. Stand-by seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cosponsored by Center for Work, Culture, Technology, the PhD Program in Comparative Literature, Office of the President, Office of Public Programs, and The Writers’ Institute.

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