Duke the Program In Literature

    Fredric Jameson
  • Fredric Jameson

  • Professor
  • Literature
  • 125G Science Building
  • Campus Box 90670
  • Phone: (919) 684-4155
  • Fax: (919) 684-3598
  • Specialties

    • Critical Theory
  • Research Summary

    19th & 20th Century French Literature
  • Research Description

    William A. Lane, Jr., Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French). Professor Jameson received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1959 and taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California before coming to Duke in 1985. He is the author of Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991, which won the MLA Lowell Award), Seeds of Time (1994), Brecht and Method (1998), The Cultural Turn (1998), and A Singular Modernity (2002). His recent works include Archaeologies of the Future (2005) and The Modernist Papers (2007). His most frequently taught courses cover modernism, Third World literature and cinema, Marx & Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre, 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 received the 2008 Holberg Prize for his scholarship.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Yale Univeristy,
      • 1959
      • MA,
      • Yale University,
      • 1956
      • BA,
      • Haverford College,
      • 1954
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • The Wilbur Cross Medal,
      • Yale Univeristy,
      • October 2013
      • Lifetime Achievement Award,
      • Modern Language Association,
      • January, 2012
      • MLA Lifetime Achievement Award,
      • November, 2011
      • The Holberg Prize,
      • September, 2008
      • The Pilgrim Award,
      • Science Fiction Research Association,
      • 2006
      • Honorary degree,
      • University of Chicago, Doctor of Humane Letters,
      • 2001
      • James Russell Lowell Prize,
      • MLA, for book, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism,
      • 1990
      • American Academy of Arts & Sciences,
      • 1984
      • Guggenheim Fellowship,
      • 1979-80
      • William Riley Parker Prize,
      • MLA, for two articles, "Metacommentary" and "La Cousine Bette and Allegorical Realism",
      • 1971
      • Guggenheim Fellowship,
      • 1969-70
      • U.C. Humanities Institute Grant,
      • 1968
      • Fulbright to University of Munich and Berlin, Germany,
      • 1956-1957
      • Rotary Fellowship,
      • Univ. of Aix-Marseille, France,
      • 1954-55
      • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship,
      • 1954-55
  • Recent Publications

      • F. Jameson.
      • The Antinomies of Realism.
      • 2013.
      • F. Jameson.
      • "“ Actualité de Sartre”."
      • Qu’estce que la subjectivité?.
      • Ed. ed. Kail and Kirchmayr.
      • 2013.
      • pp. 177-187.
      • F. Jameson.
      • "“Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist”."
      • Modernist Cultures
      • Vol. 8.1
      • (2013)
      • :
      • pp 9-41.
      • F. Jameson.
      • The Ancients and the Postmoderns.
      • Verso,
      • 2013.
      • F. Jameson.
      • "Antinomies of the Realism-Modernism Debate."
      • Modern Language Quarterly
      • 73
      • .3
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 475-485.
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  • Teaching

    • LIT 690.01
      • SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
      • Friedl Bdg 204
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
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