Carl Freedman

William A. Reed Professor

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Humanities & Social Sciences


 Areas of Interest

Marxist critical theory, science fiction, film, US electoral politics




Carl Freedman was educated in the public schools of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina, and 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.Bachelor's Degree(s): B.A. in English, Oxford University, B. A. with Highest Honors in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD: Ph.D in English, Yale University




Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola,
Scorsese, and Others (Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2013; distributed in
the USA by the University of Chicago Press).

 Art and Idea in the Novels of China Miéville (Canterbury, UK: Gylphi
Press, 2015).
“Capitalist Realism in Three Recent Science-Fiction Films,” Paradoxa,
#26 (December 2014), pp. 67-80.
 “American Civilization and Its Discontents: The Persistence of Evil in
Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt,” in The Cambridge Companion to Alfred
Hitchcock, ed. Jonathan Freedman (New York: Cambridge University Press,
2015), pp. 92-105.
“Character and Capital in the Wall Street Films of Oliver Stone,”
Film International, #77-78 (2016:3-4), pp. 43-54.

 “Russia 1917: You Are There” [review of China Miéville, October: The Story
of the Russian Revolution], Los Angeles Review of Books, 8 July 2017,
3035 words,