Jameson's Rhetoric of Otherness and the “National Allegory”

  title={Jameson's Rhetoric of Otherness and the “National Allegory”},
  author={Aijazuddin Ahmad},
  journal={Social Text},
In assembling the following notes on Fredric Jameson's "Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capital,"* I find myself in an awkward position. If I were to name the one literary critic/theorist writing in the US today whose work I generally hold in the highest regard, it would surely be Fredric Jameson. The plea that generates most of the passion in his text-that the teaching of literature in the US academy be informed by a sense not only of "western" literature but of "world… Expand
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