Carl Freedman

Carl Freedman

William A. Read Professor
Ph.D., Yale University

212-D Allen Hall


Carl Freedman was born in North Carolina and educated in the public schools of Chapel Hill and Raleigh. He received his higher education at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Oxford University, and Yale University. He has taught at Yale, at Wesleyan University (Connecticut), and, since 1984, at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), where he is the William A. Read Professor of English Literature and has been named a Distinguished Research Master. He is the author of many books, articles, and reviews that cover a wide range of topics in modern thought and culture: most notably Marxist critical theory, science fiction, film, and US electoral politics. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, an attorney, and has one daughter, an online product specialist, and one stepdaughter, a librarian.

Area of Interest

Modern literature and culture, critical theory, science fiction, film and television, US electoral politics

Curriculum Vitae