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Research Summary and Bibliographies

My research on Fredric Jameson seeks to advance the project of establishing Jameson as an autonomous field of interdisciplinary study which has been developing in the critical literature since the early 2000s; initially in Ian Buchanan's work and then more recently in books by Robert Tally and Philip Wegner. I am particularly interested in the figure of aesthetic modernism as both a unifying and a destabilizing feature which runs throughout Jameson's canon. My work on Jameson also seeks to contextualize his work within frameworks beyond the paradigm of postmodernism with which it is still generally associated with. In particular I seek to relate it to contemporary debates around the question of world literature, and to the historical background of mutations in US imperialism since the early 1970s (the period of neoliberal globalization, or the 'new imperialism').

My work on Cormac McCarthy focusses on McCarthy's relationship with continental philosophy, and thus seeks to read McCarthy's novels beyond its national, regional or generic contexts. My first article on McCarthy focusses on the Heideggerian features of Blood Meridian (1985), and my next articles uses a Lacanian framework to read the narrative construction of his Border Trilogy (1992-1998).

Below are some selective bibliographies covering the different areas of my research.

Texts by Fredric Jameson

Jameson, Fredric. Archealogies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. London and New York: Verso, 2005. Print.

--- A Singular Modernity. London: Verso, 2002. Print.

--- Brecht and Method. London and New York: Verso, 1998. Print.

--- 'Culture and Finance Capital'. Critical Inquiry 24.1 (1997): 246-265. Web.

--- 'Imaginary and Symbolic in Lacan: Marxism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, and the Problem of the Subject'. Yale French Studies 55/56 (1977): 338-395. Web.

--- Fables of Aggression. Berkley: University of California Press, 1979. Print.

--- Foreword. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. By Jean-François Lyotard. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984. vii-xxii. Print.

--- Late Marxism: Adorno, or the Persistence of the Dialectic. London and New York: Verso, 1990. Print.

--- Marxism and Form. Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979. Print.

--- 'Marxism and Historicism'. New Literary History 11.1 (1979): 41-73. Web.

--- 'Metacommentary'. PMLA. 86 (1971): 9-18. Print.

--- 'On Magic Realism in Film'. Critical Inquiry. 12.2 (1986): 301-325. Web.

--- Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. London: Verso, 1991. Print.

--- Representing Capital: A Commentary on Volume One. London and New York: Verso, 2011. Print.

--- Sartre: The Origins of a Style. New York and Surrey: Colombia University Press, 1984. Print.

--- Signatures of the Visible. London and New York: Verso, 1990. Print.

--- The Antinomies of Realism. London and New York: Verso, 2014. Print.

--- 'The Brick and the Balloon: Architecture, Idealism and Land Speculation'. New Left Review. 228 (March-April 1998): 25-46. Web.

--- 'The End of Temporality'. Critical Inquiry. 29.4 (2003): 695-718. Web.

--- The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and World Space. London: British Film Institute, 1995. Print.

--- The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit. London and New York: Verso, 2010. Print.

--- The Modernist Papers. London: Verso, 2007. Print.

--- The Political Unconscious. London: Metheun & Co., 1981. Print.

--- The Prison-House of Language. Princeton and London: Princeteon University Press, 1972. Print.

--- The Seeds of Time. New York: Colombia University Press, 1994. Press.

--- 'The Theoretical Hesitation: Benjamin's Sociological Predecessor'. Critical Inquiry. 25.2 (1999): 267-288. Web.

--- 'Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism'. Social Text 15 (1986): 65-88. Web.

--- Valences of the Dialectic. London: Verso, 2009. Print.

Secondary texts on Fredric Jameson

Anderson, Perry. The Origins of Postmodernity. London: Verso, 1998. Print.

Bewes, Timothy. Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism. New York USA: Verso, 2002. Print.

Buchanan, Ian. Fredric Jameson: Live Theory. London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006. Print.

--- 'National Allegory Today: The Return to Jameson'. New Formations. 51.1 (2003): 66-79. Print.

--- 'Reading Jameson Dogmatically'. Historical Materialism. 10.3 (2002): 223-243. Web.

Burnham, Clint. The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory. Durham and London UK: Duke University Press, 1995. Print.

Colás, Santiago. 'The Third World in Jameson's Postmodernism of the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism'. Social Text 31/32 (1992): 258-270. Web.

Dowling, William. Jameson, Althusser, Marx. New York: Cornell University Press, 1984. Print.

Duvall, John. 'Troping history: modernist residue in Fredric Jameson's pastiche and linda Hutcheon's parody'. Style. 33.3 (1999): 372-392. Web.

Eagleton, Terry. 'Fredric Jameson: The Politics of Style'. Diacritics 12.3 (1982): 14-22. Web.

--- 'Jameson and Form'. New Left Review 59 (2009): 123-137. Web.

Featherstone, Mike. Consumer Culture & Postmodernism. London: SAGE publications, 1991. Print.

Helmling, Stephen. The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson. New York: State University of New York Press, 2001. Print.

Homer, Sean. Fredric Jameson. Cambridge UK: Polity Press, 1998. Print.

Irr, Caren and Ian Buchanan (eds.) On Jameson: from Postmodernism to Globalization. New York: State University of New York Press, 2006. Print.

Kellner, Douglas (ed.) Postmodernism/Jameson/Critique. Washington USA: Maisonneuve Press, 1989. Print.

Kellner, Douglas and Sean Homer (eds.) Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader. Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan ltd, 2004. Print.

Kunkel, Benjamin. 'Into the Big Tent'. Rev. of Valences of the Dialectic, by Fredric Jameson. London Review of Books. 32.8 (April 2010): 12-16. Print.

Levinson, Marjorie. 'News from Nowhere: The Discontents of Aijiz Ahmad'. Public Culture. 6.1 (1993): 97-131. Web.

McGonegal, Julie. 'Postcolonial Metacritique: Jameson Allegory, and the Always-Already-Read Third World Text'. Interventions 7.2 (2005): 251-265. Web.

Nealon, Jeffrey. Post-Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism. Stanford California: Stanford University Press, 2012. Print.

Osborne, Peter. 'A Marxism for the Postmodern? Jameson's Adorno'. New German Critique. 56 (1992): 171-192. Web.

Prendergast, Christopher. 'Codeword Modernity'. New Left Review. 24 (2003): 95-111. Web.

Schwarz, Henry. 'Provocations Towards a Theory of World Literature'. MIssissippi Review. 17. 1/2 (1989): 177-201. Web.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason. Cambridge Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press, 1999. Print.

Sprinker, Michael. 'The National Question: Said, Ahmad, Jameson'. Public Culture. 6.1 (1993). 3-29. Web.

Szeman, Imre. 'Who's Afraid of National Allegory? Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization'. The South Atlantic Quarterly 100.3 (2001): 803-827. Web.

Tally, Robert. Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism. London: Pluto Press, 2014. Print.

--- Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World System. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Print.

Waugh, Patricia. Practicing Postmodernism/Reading Modernism. London: Edward Arnold, 1992. Print.

Wegner, Phillip. Periodizing Jameson: Dialectics, The University, and the Desire for Narrative. Illinois USA: Northwestern University Press, 2014. Print.

West, Cornel. 'Fredric Jameson's Marxist Hermeneutics'. Boundary 2. 11. 1/2 (1982): 177-300. Web.

Wise, Christopher. 'The Case for Jameson, or, Towards a Marxian pedagogy of world literature'. College Literature 21.3 (1994): 173-189. Web.

--- The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 1995. Print.

Seconary texts on Cormac McCarthy

Arnold, Edwin T. and Dianne C. Luce (eds.) Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy. Mississippi USA, University Press of Mississippi Jackson, 1999. Print.

Arnold, Edwin T. and Dianne C. Luce (eds.) A Cormac McCarthy Companion: The Border Trilogy. Mississippi USA: The University of MIssissippi Press, 2001. Print.

Bell, Vereen. The Achievement of Cormac McCarthy. Baton Rouge and London, Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Print.

Bloom, Harold (ed.) Cormac McCarthy. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009. Print.

Frye, Steven. Understanding Cormac McCarthy. South Carolina USA: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009. Print.

Hall, Wade and Rick Wallach (eds.) Sacred Violence. The University of Texas at El Paso: Texas Western Press 1995. Print.

--- Sacred Violence: Volume 2, Cormac McCarthy's Western Novels. The University of Texas at El Paso: Texas Western Press, 2002. Print.

Hoberek, Andrew. 'Cormac McCarthy and the Aesthetics of Exhaustion'. American Literary History. 23.3 (2011): 483-499. Web.

Holloway, David. The Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy. Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2002. Print.

Jarrett, Robert. Cormac McCarthy. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997. Print.

Josyph, Peter. Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy. Maryland USA: Scarecrow Press, Inc, 2010. Print.

Lilley, James D. (ed.) Cormac McCarthy, New Directions. Albuquerque USA: University of New Mexico Press, 2002. Print.

Monk, Nicholas (ed.) Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Sanborn, Wallis. Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy. London and North Carolina USA: McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers, 2006. Print

Wallach, Rick (ed.) Myth, Legend, Dust. Manchester and New York, Manchester University Press, 2000. Print.