• Fredric Jameson

  • William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • 101 Friedl Building
  • Campus Box 90670
  • Phone: 919-684-4155 or 919-660-3100
  • Fax: (919) 684-3598
  • Office Hours: Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Other

    Professor Jameson received his PhD from Yale in 1959 and taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California before coming to Duke in 1985. His most recent books include Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991, which won the MLA Lowell Award), Seeds of Time (1994), Brecht and Method (1998), and The Cultural Turn (1998). His most frequently taught courses cover modernism, Third World literature and cinema, Marx & Freud, 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 is the Editorial Board Chair of South Atlantic Quarterly and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Duke Press.
  • Specialties

    • French
    • Modern and Contemporary
    • European Studies
    • Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
    • Modernity and Modernism
    • Space Studies, Urban Studies
    • Critical Theory, Philosophy
    • Film, Media and Visual Studies
    • Comparative Studies: Translation, Travel Narratives, Trans-Culturality
    • Marxism
  • Research Description

    19th and 20 Century French Literature and Marxist Literary Theory
  • Teaching

    • LIT 690.01
      • SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
      • Friedl Bdg 204
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • 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.
      • (2013).
      • The Antinomies of Realism.
      • F. Jameson.
      • (2013).
      • “ Actualité de Sartre”.
      • In ed. Kail and Kirchmayr (Eds.),
      • Qu’estce que la subjectivité?
      • (pp. pp. 177-187).
      • F. Jameson.
      • (2013).
      • “Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist”.
      • Modernist Cultures
      • ,
      • Vol. 8.1
      • ,
      • pp 9-41.
      • F. Jameson.
      • (2013).
      • The Ancients and the Postmoderns.
      • Verso.
      • F. Jameson.
      • (2012).
      • Antinomies of the Realism-Modernism Debate.
      • Modern Language Quarterly
      • ,
      • 73
      • (3)
      • ,
      • 475-485.
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