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Faculty: Fredric Jameson  

Fredric Jameson
Title: Knut Schmidt Nielsen Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Romance Studies
Office Location: 101 Friedl Bldg, 1316 Campus Drive Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-4155
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Tuesdays 11:30am, Thursdays by appointment.


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1959
  • M.A., Yale University, 1956
  • B.A., Haverford College, 1954

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).

Recent Publications   (More Publications)


  • Jameson, F. Signatures of the visible. January, 2016 (1-350 pp.). [doi]  [abs]
  • Jameson, F. Marxism and form: 20th-Century dialectical theories of literature.  Princeton University Press, January, 2016 (1-432 pp.).  [abs]
Articles in a Journal
  • Jameson, F. "Preface." Rethinking Marxism 30.3 (July, 2018): 333-335. [doi]
  • Jameson, F. "Badiou and the French tradition." New Left Review .102 (November, 2016): 99-117.
  • Jameson, F. "Marxist criticism and hegel." Pmla 131.2 (March, 2016): 430-438. [doi]

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