Jonathan P. Eburne is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the Pennsylvania State University. He is founding co-editor (with Amy J. Elias) of ASAP/Journal, the journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2016-). He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell University Press, 2008) and the co-editor of four books: Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic (with Jeremy Braddock; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), The Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive (with Judith Roof; Indiana University Press, 2016); Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (with Catriona McAra; Manchester University Press, 2017); and The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons (with Benjamin Schreier; Indiana University Press, 2017). He has also edited or co-edited special issues of Modern Fiction Studies (2005), New Literary History (2011), African American Review (2009), Comparative Literature Studies (2014), and Criticism (2015). Eburne is Director of the Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) at Penn State and President of the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism, and was President of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present in 2014-2015. He is the series editor of the “Refiguring Modernism” book series at the Pennsylvania State University Press. He is currently completing a book called Outsider Theory.
Eburne’s teaching and scholarly interests include international modernism, avant-garde movements, twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, and literary and cultural theory.