Jason Puskar

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-4637
 Curtin Hall 423


PhD, English and American Language and Literature, Harvard University, 2004
MPhil, English Literature, University of Oxford, 1997

Teaching and Research Interests:

Late 19th and 20th Century American Literature and Culture
Science and Technology Studies
History of Photography
Economic History and Theory

Selected Publications:

Puskar, Jason R. ““Hazardous Business”: Nella Larsen’s Passing and Risk Racialization.” English Language Notes.
Puskar, Jason R. “William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes.” Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century. De Gruyter, .
Puskar, Jason R. “Hazardous Individualism.” Routledge Companion to Risk and Media. Routledge, .
Puskar, Jason R. “Hypereconomics: Frank Norris, Thomas Piketty, and Neoclassical Economic Romance.” Studies in American Naturalism 12.1 (2017).
Puskar, Jason R. “’Insurance’.” Wallace Stevens in Context. Cambridge University Press, (2017).
Puskar, Jason R. ““Black and White and Read All Over: Photography and the Voices of Richard Wright”.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. (2015).
Puskar, Jason R. “Pistolgraphs: Liberal Technoagency and the Nineteenth-Century Camera Gun.” Nineteenth Century Contexts 36.5 (2014): 517-34.
Puskar, Jason R. “Wallace Stevens’s ‘Drastic Community’: Credit, Suretyship, and the Society of Distrust.” Incredible Modernism. Ashgate, (2013).
Puskar, Jason R. Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance. Stanford University Press, 2012.
Puskar, Jason R. “’Hwa Þas fitte fegde’? Questioning Cynewulf’s Claim of Authorship.” English Studies 92.1 (2011): 1-19.
Puskar, Jason R. “Risking Ralph Ellison.” Daedalus 138.2 (2009): 83-93.
Puskar, Jason R. “William Dean Howells and the Insurance of the Real.” American Literary History. (2006).