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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 or 919-660-3100
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • LIT 690.01, SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 204, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • LIT 690-8.02, PARADIGMS MODERN THOUGHT (TOP) Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 107, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Office Hours:

Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Education:

PhDYale Univeristy1959
MAYale University1956
BAHaverford College1954
Specialties:

French
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:

19th and 20 Century French Literature and Marxist Literary Theory

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. F. Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism (2013)
  2. F. Jameson, “ Actualité de Sartre”, in Qu’estce que la subjectivité?, edited by ed. Kail and Kirchmayr (2013), pp. pp. 177-187
  3. F. Jameson, “Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist”, Modernist Cultures, vol. Vol. 8.1 (2013), pp. pp 9-41
  4. F. Jameson, The Ancients and the Postmoderns (2013), Verso
  5. F. Jameson, Antinomies of the Realism-Modernism Debate, Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 73 no. 3 (2012), pp. 475-485

Professor Jameson received his PhD from Yale in 1959 and taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California before coming to Duke in 1985. His most recent books include Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991, which won the MLA Lowell Award), Seeds of Time (1994), Brecht and Method (1998), and The Cultural Turn (1998). His most frequently taught courses cover modernism, Third World literature and cinema, Marx & Freud, the modern French novel and cinema, and the Frankfurt School. 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. He is the Editorial Board Chair of South Atlantic Quarterly and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Duke Press.


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