Notes on Chapter 1 (‘On Interpretation’) of Fredric Jameson’s ‘The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act’

The first chapter of The Political Unconscious[i] introduces some of the key concerns of the text, outlining the key problems around questions of historicity, narrative and – what is perhaps most significant to this chapter – interpretation. The chapter is divided into three sections, which I have attempted to name for convenience’s sake. Jameson’s explication... Continue Reading →

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