Fredric R. Jameson

Fredric R. Jameson is William A. Lane, Jr., Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French), and Chair of The Literature Program at Duke University. Professor Jameson received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1959 and taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California before going 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, 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 serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Duke Press and South Atlantic Quarterly.