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Mimesis, Expression, Construction  

Fredric Jameson’s Duke Seminar on Aesthetic Theory

Fredric Jameson; transcribed and edited by Octavian Esanu

Mimesis, Expression, Construction brings Fredric Jameson’s Duke University seminar on Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory into print for the first time.

Comprised of twenty-one seminar transcripts in which Jameson engages with his students as they explore Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory, one of the most influential theories of modern art, this volume is also the first and only record of Jameson’s teachings
and pedagogic practice.

Transcribed directly from audio recordings taken by the editor when the seminar was given in 2003, and presented like a play with closed captioning and stage directions, Mimesis, Expression, Construction is a new entry in the work of one of the greatest living philosophers.

FREDRIC JAMESON is a prominent American literary critic, philosopher and Marxist political theorist. OCTAVIAN ESANU is an associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut.