Jason Carney - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Jason Carney

Department of English - Honors Program

Jason Carney

Senior Lecturer

McMurran Hall 206
(757) 594-7755


  • Ph D in English, Case Western Reserve University
  • MA in English, Ohio University
  • BA in English, Otterbein University


Literature, Literary History, Literary Criticism and Theory, Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric


The History of Literary Criticism, Literary Theory, Gothic Literature, Genre Fiction: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Creative Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Print Culture


Jason Ray Carney is an author and a recognized expert of popular literature and pulp fiction. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University. His monograph, Weird Tales of Modernity (McFarland, 2019), analyzes interwar science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Reviewing Carney's book, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts stated, "Carney’s book is a valuable addition to the literature on its topic. It deserves a wide readership, and a prominent place in the scholarship of American fantastic literature in the early twentieth century." Carney is the Area Chair of the "Pulp Studies" section of the Popular Culture Association. In March of 2021, Carney guest edited a special issue of The Journal of American Culture on "pulp studies." Carney co-edits the academic journal, The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies. In addition to academic conferences ranging from the Modernist Studies Association to the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts, Carney is a regular guest at various fan conventions, such as the San Diego Comic Con. Carney serves on several academic review boards for presses and journals and is a member of the Robert E. Howard Foundation.

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