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. A Singular Modernity. Verso Press, 2002.
Jameson, Fredric. The Jameson Reader. Edited by Fredric Hardt, M and K. Weeks, Blackwell Publishing, 2000.
Jameson, F. Brecht and Method. London: Verso Press, 1998.
Jameson, F. The Cultural Turn. London: Verso Press, 1998.
Jameson, F. Seeds of Time. Columbia University Press, 1994.
Jameson, F. Theory of Culture. Rikkyo University, 1994.
Jameson, F. The Geopolitical Aesthetic, or, Cinema and Space in the World System. Inidiana University Press and BFI Publishsing, 1992.
Jameson, F. Signatures of the Visible. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc., 1990.
Jameson, F. Late Marxism: Adorno, or, the Persistence of the Dialectic. London: Verso Press, 1990.
Jameson, F. The Ideology of Theory, Essays 1971-1986. University of Minnesota Press, 1988.
Jameson, F. “Thoughts on Balkan Cinema.” Alphabet City: Subtitles, edited by Ian Balfour and Atom Egoyan, MIT Press, 2004, pp. 231–57.
Jameson, F. “The Doll.” The Novel, edited by Franco Moretti, vol. 5, Einaudi Press, 2004.
Jameson, F. “Storia ed Elegia in Sokurov.” Alessandr Sokurov: Eclissi Di Cinema, edited by Stefano Francia di Celle et al., 2004, pp. 127–33.
Jameson, F. “Dekalog as Decameron.” Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader, edited by Sean Homer and Douglas Kellner, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004, pp. 210–22.
Jameson, F. “"Experiments with Time: Realism and the Providential".” Il Romanzo, edited by Franco Moretti, vol. IV, 2003, pp. 183–213.
Jameson, F. “The Imaginary of Globalization.” Collective Imagination: Limits and Beyond, edited by Enrique Larreta, 2001, pp. 21–52.
Jameson, F. “"Europe and Its Others".” Unpacking Europe, edited by Salah Hassan and I. Dadi, NAi Publishers, 2001, pp. 294–303.
Jameson, F. “Kim Stanley Robinson.” Estrangement and Cognition in Science Fiction and Utopian Literature, edited by Patrick Paarrinder, Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Jameson, F. “The Story of a Year: Continuities and Discontinuities in Marc Angenot’s 1889.” Peripheries of 19th Century French Studies: Views from the Edge, University of Delaware Press, 2000.
Jameson, F. ““Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist”.” Modernist Cultures, vol. Vol. 8.1, 2013, pp. pp9-41.
Jameson, F. “Dirty Little Secret.” London Review of Books, vol. 34, 2012.
Jameson, Fredric. “Red Plenty.” New Left Review, no. 75, 2012, pp. 119–27.
Jameson, F. “Eine Neue Kapital-Lecture.” Das Argument, vol. 34, 2012, pp. 39–42.
Jameson, F. “Filming Marx.” Europe, vol. 89, no. 988–989, Aug. 2011, pp. 179–88.
Jameson, F. “The Luck of Per Sedonius.” London Review of Books, vol. 71, 2011, pp. 17–18.
Jameson, F. “Dresden’s Clocks.” New Left Review, vol. 71, 2011, pp. 141–52.
Jameson, F. “Deineke.” Essay for Exhibit Catalogue, 2011.
Jameson, F. “A businessman in love.” Teksty Drugie, no. 1–2, Dec. 2010, pp. 267–77.