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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 2021):

    Online ON, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
    (also cross-listed as GERMAN 690.01)

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

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
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).


World • Third World • Theory • Literature

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jameson, FR, On levels and categories, Historical Materialism, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2021), pp. 221-233 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Jameson, F, Aesthetics today, Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture, vol. 22 no. 3 (January, 2020), pp. 1-4 [doi]
  3. Jameson, F, On Literary and Cultural Import-Substitution in the Third World: The Case of the Testimonio, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie no. 165 (2020), pp. 58-74
  4. Jameson, FR, ROBERT VENTURI 1925-2018, Artforum International, vol. 57 no. 5 (January, 2019), pp. 39-40
  5. Jameson, F, Preface, Rethinking Marxism, vol. 30 no. 3 (July, 2018), pp. 333-335, Informa UK Limited [doi]