Jared Gardner

Jared Gardner

Jared Gardner

Professor of English


614 388-8882

530 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Film Studies
  • American Literature to 1900
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • Twentieth-Century British and American Literature


  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Professor in the Department of English & the Film Studies Program American literature, film, and popular culture. Author of Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 (Johns Hopkins UP, 1998), Projections: Comics and the History of 21st-century Storytelling (Stanford UP, 2011) and The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture (Illinois UP, 2012). He also serves as director of the Popular Culture Studies program at OSU. He is currently working on an introduction to popular culture studies and a study of early American graphic narrative.

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