Knut Schmidt Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature
Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French), and Director of the Center for Critical Theory. 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 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). 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. 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 and the 2011 MLA Lifetime Achievement Award for his scholarship.
- Ph.D., Yale University 1959
- M.A., Yale University 1956
- B.A., Haverford College 1954
Jameson, F. Marxism and form: 20th-Century dialectical theories of literature. January 1, 2016.
Jameson, F. The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms. Verso, 2015.
Jameson, F. Representing Capital: A Commentary on Volume One. 2011.
Jameson, F. The Hegel Variations. 2011.
Jameson, F. The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit. Verso, 2010.
Jameson, F, Jameson, F, and Usanos, D. Reflexiones sobre la postmodernidad. Abada Editores, 2010.
Jameson, F. The Modernist Papers. Verso, 2007.
Jameson, F. Jameson on Jameson. Ed. I Buchanan. Duke University Press, 2007.
Jameson, F. Archeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. Verso Press, 2005.
Jameson, F. "‘In the destructive element immerse’: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg and cultural revolution." Hans-Jurgen Syberberg, the Film Director as Critical Thinker: Essays and Interviews. January 1, 2016. 81-97. Full Text
Jameson, F, and Kouvelakis, S. "Angelopoulos and collective narrative." The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos. October 8, 2015. 169-192.
Crome, I, Wu, LT, Rao, RT, and Crome, P. "Introduction." December 31, 2015. xxiv-xxv.
Jameson, F. "“ Actualité de Sartre”." Qu’estce que la subjectivité?. Ed. E Kail and Kirchmayr. 2013. pp. 177-187.
Gillespie, MA. "Afterword." Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus. 2008. (Afterword)
Jameson, F. "Note on Literary Realism." Adventures in Realism. Ed. M Beaumont. Blackwell, 2007.
Jameson, F. "Lacan and the Dialectic." Lacan: The Silent Partners. Ed. S Zizek. Verso, 2006.
Jameson, F. "Badiou and the French tradition." New Left Review 102 (November 1, 2016): 99-117. (Review)
Jameson, F. "Gherman's anti-aesthetic." New Left Review 97 (January 1, 2016): 95-105. (Review)
Jameson, F. "In Hyperspace." London Review of Books 37.17 (September 10, 2015): 17-22.
Jameson, F. "On re-reading life and fate." New Left Review 95 (September 1, 2015): 81-93. (Review)
Jameson, F. "The aesthetics of singularity." New Left Review 92 (March 1, 2015): 101-132. (Review)
Jameson, F. "Sartre's actuality." New Left Review 88 (July 1, 2014): 113-119. (Review)
Jameson, F. "Adaptation as a Philosophical Question." Ed. C MacCabe. (2012): 215-233.
Jameson, F. "Representing Capital." (2010).
Jameson, F. "Capital in its Time and Space." (2007).
Jameson, F. "translation of an Italian essay." (2006).