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Fredric Jameson, William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies

Fredric Jameson
Contact Info:
Office Location:  101 Friedl Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-4155
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • LIT 690.01, SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 107, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1959
M.A.Yale University1956
B.A.Haverford College1954
Specialties:

French
Critical Theory
Modern and Contemporary
European Studies
Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
Modernity and Modernism
Space Studies, Urban Studies
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Film, Media and Visual Studies
Comparative Studies: Translation, Travel Narratives, Trans-Culturality
Marxism
Research Interests:

Among Professor Jameson's ongoing concerns is the need to analyze literature as an encoding of political and social imperatives, and the interpretation of modernist and postmodernist assumptions through a rethinking of Marxist methodology. His most frequently taught courses cover modernist literature and cinema, Marx and Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Zizek, as well as the modern French novel and cinema, and the Frankfurt School. Professor Jameson is also the author many books, including Marxism and Form (1971), The Political Unconscious (1981), and Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1990, recipient of the MLA Lowell Award). His more recent works include Valences of the Dialectic (2009), The Antinomies of Realism (2013, recipient of the Truman Capote Award), and The Ancients and the Postmoderns (2015).

Keywords:

World • Third World • Theory • Literature

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jameson, F, Preface, Rethinking Marxism, vol. 30 no. 3 (July, 2018), pp. 333-335, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  2. Jameson, F, Badiou and the French tradition, New Left Review no. 102 (November, 2016), pp. 99-117
  3. Jameson, F, Marxist criticism and hegel, Pmla, vol. 131 no. 2 (March, 2016), pp. 430-438, Modern Language Association (MLA) [doi]
  4. Jameson, F, Marxism and form: 20th-Century dialectical theories of literature (January, 2016), pp. 1-432, Princeton University Press, ISBN 9780691013114  [abs]
  5. Jameson, F, Gherman's anti-aesthetic, New Left Review no. 97 (January, 2016), pp. 95-105, ISSN 0028-6060