Prof. Jason Puskar

Jason Puskar, Associate Professor

phone: 414-229-4637
office: Curtin Hall 423
office hours: Tue. 2-3 p.m., Wed. 3-4 p.m.


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
American Studies
History of Science
Philosophical Pragmatism
Literary Modernism

Selected Publications:

Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance (Stanford University Press)

"Wallace Stevens's 'Drastic Community': Credit, Suretyship, and the Society of Distrust," Incredible Modernism (Ashgate)

"'Hwa Þas fitte fegde'? Questioning Cynewulf's Claim of Authorship," English Studies 92.1 (February 2011): 1-19.

"Risking Ralph Ellison," Daedalus 138.2 (Spring 2009): 83-93.

"William Dean Howells and the Insurance of the Real," American Literary History (Spring, 2006).