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Jared Gardner

Jared Gardner

Jared Gardner

Joseph V. Denney Distinguished Professor of English


546 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • American literature
  • Popular cultural studies
  • Comics studies
  • Film studies
  • Narrative theory
  • Medical humanities


  • PhD John Hopkins University
  • BA Amherst College

Jared Gardner specializes in American literature, comics, film and popular culture. Gardner is the author of Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845Projections: Comics and the History of 21st-century Storytelling; and The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture. Other books and writings can be found at Gardner's website. Gardner also serves as director of the Popular Culture Studies program at Ohio State and is a frequent collaborator with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.