John Fekete received his BA and MA in English literature and literary theory from McGill. He then went on to take his PhD at Cambridge under Raymond Williams, writing a thesis which became The Critical Twilight: Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan(Routledge, 1978).
An international figure in the field of modern and postmodern theories of value, he has served on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Communications, the Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Philosophy of Social Sciences, and Telos, as well as journals representing his teaching interest such as Science Fiction Studies. His other books are The Structural Allegory: Reconstructive Encounters with the New French Thought (U of Minnesota P, 1984) and Life after Postmodernism: Essays on Culture and Value (St. Martin's P, 1988), both of these as editor. His Moral Panic (Davies, 1994) was influential in redefining the debate about human rights and academic freedom in government policy and in North American institutions of higher learning.
For his early work John Fekete was given Trent's Distinguished Research Award in 1990.
Books by John Fekete