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

Fredric Jameson

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  101 Friedl Building
Office Phone:  919-684-4155 or 919-660-3100
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Friedl Bdg 107, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Office Hours:

Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

PhDYale Univeristy1959
MAYale University1956
BAHaverford College1954

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
Research Interests:

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French), and Director of the Institute for Critical Theory. Research interests include 19th and 20 Century French Literature and Marxist Literary Theory.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. F. Jameson, The Ancients and the Postmoderns (2015), Verso
  2. F. Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism (2013)
  3. F. Jameson, “ Actualité de Sartre”, in Qu’estce que la subjectivité?, edited by ed. Kail and Kirchmayr (2013), pp. pp. 177-187
  4. F. Jameson, “Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist”, Modernist Cultures, vol. Vol. 8.1 (2013), pp. pp 9-41
  5. F. Jameson, Antinomies of the Realism-Modernism Debate, Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 73 no. 3 (2012), pp. 475-485

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