About

Jason Ray Carney is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Literature and the History of Literary Criticism at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He is the author of Weird Tales of Modernity: The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and H.P. Lovecraft (McFarland 2019). He co-edits The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies. He is the Area Chair of the “Pulp Studies” section of the Popular Culture Association.

Education

Ph.D. in English, Case Western Reserve University

M.A. in English, Ohio University

B.A. in English/Philosophy, Otterbein University

Publications

Weird Tales of Modernity: The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H.P. Lovecraft (McFarland 2019)

“Plac[es] pulp fiction in a broader historical and literary context”–American Literature

“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. In addition to its insightful readings of Smith, Howard, and Lovecraft, it offers a much needed counter-narrative to the dominance of modernism in twentieth century American literature.”–Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Memberships

MLA, PCA, Robert E. Howard Foundation

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