Fredric 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.