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Jared Gardner

Jared  Gardner

Jared Gardner

Joseph V. Denney Designated Professor of English and Director of Popular Culture Studies
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546 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

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


  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • BA, Amherst College, 1987

Jared Gardner is Joseph V. Denney Designated Professor of English, specializing 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. 

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