Knut Schmidt Nielsen Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature
Fredric Jameson is currently Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French), and Director of the Institute for Critical Theory. He 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 The Antinomies of Realism (2013, recipient of the Truman Capote Award), The Ancients and the Postmoderns (2015), Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality (2016), The Benjamin Files (2020), and Allegory and Ideology (2019).
Among Professor Jameson's ongoing research 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.
Jameson's 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.
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. 2016, pp. 1–432.
Jameson, F. The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms. Verso, 2015.
BENNETT, B. R. I. D. G. E. T., et al. Roundtable - Fredric Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism (London: Verso, 2013, £20.00). Pp. 432. isbn: 978 1 7816 8133 6. Vol. 48, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014, pp. 1069–89. Crossref, doi:10.1017/s0021875814001376. Full Text
Jameson, F. The Hegel Variations. 2011.
Jameson, F. Representing Capital: A Commentary on Volume One. 2011.
Jameson, F. The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit. Verso, 2010.
Jameson, F., et al. Reflexiones sobre la postmodernidad. Abada Editores, 2010.
Jameson, F. The Modernist Papers. Verso, 2007.
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, 2016, pp. 81–97. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-830-3. Full Text
Jameson, F., and S. Kouvelakis. “Angelopoulos and collective narrative.” The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, 2015, pp. 169–92.
Crome, I., et al. Introduction. 2014, pp. xxiv–xxv.
Jameson, F. ““ Actualité de Sartre”.” Qu’estce Que La Subjectivité?, edited by ed Kail and ed Kirchmayr, 2013, p. pp.177-187.
Gillespie, M. A. “Afterword.” Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus, 2008.
Jameson, F. “Note on Literary Realism.” Adventures in Realism, edited by M. Beaumont, Blackwell, 2007.
Jameson, F. “Lacan and the Dialectic.” Lacan: The Silent Partners, edited by Slavoj Zizek, Verso, 2006.
Jameson, F. “Badiou and the French tradition.” New Left Review, no. 102, Nov. 2016, pp. 99–117.
Jameson, F. “Gherman's anti-aesthetic.” New Left Review, no. 97, Jan. 2016, pp. 95–105.
Jameson, F. “In Hyperspace.” London Review of Books, vol. 37, no. 17, Sept. 2015, pp. 17–22.
Jameson, F. “On re-reading life and fate.” New Left Review, no. 95, Sept. 2015, pp. 81–93.
Jameson, F. “The aesthetics of singularity.” New Left Review, no. 92, Mar. 2015, pp. 101–32.
Jameson, F. Adaptation as a Philosophical Question. Edited by Colin MacCabe, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 215–33.
Jameson, F. Representing Capital. Verso, 2010.
Jameson, F. Capital in its Time and Space. Verso, 2007.
Jameson, F. translation of an Italian essay. 2006.