Jason Puskar

  • Associate Dean, Humanities, College of Letters & Science
  • Professor, English


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Puskar, Jason. “Hazardous Individualism” The Routledge Companion to Risk and Media (2019).
Puskar, Jason R. “Institutions: Reading and Writing” The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship (2019): 429-443.
Puskar, Jason R. “William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes” Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century De Gruyter. (2018): 490-507.
Puskar, Jason R. “"Insurance"” Wallace Stevens in Context Ed. McLoed, Glen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (2017).
Puskar, Jason R. “Hypereconomics: Frank Norris, Thomas Piketty, and Neoclassical Economic Romance” Studies in American Naturalism 12.1 (2017): 28-49.
Puskar, Jason R. ““Hazardous Business”: Nella Larsen’s Passing and Risk Racialization” English Language Notes 54.2 (2016): 93-106.
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. “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).