Reading group Fredric Jameson

Antinomies of Realism

Rik Spanjers and Stephan Besser (UvA) are looking for fellow scholars (RMa students, PhD candidates, staff members) to discuss Fredric Jameson’s most recent book The Antinomies of Realism (2013), in particular the first part on the relation of narrative, realism and what Jameson terms the ‘present of affect’. If you are interested to join us and discuss Jameson’s conspicuous turn to affect, his take on (the dissolution of) realism and some of the other theoretical issues addressed in this extraordinarily rich and inspiring study please send an email to and We will then pick a date together with all who want to join us, preferably in the second half of June.