Jonathan P. Eburne is Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French and Francophone Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He is editor-in-chief and founding co-editor (with Amy J. Elias) of the award-winning 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 Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) and Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell University Press, 2008) and the co-editor of four additional books: The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons (with Benjamin Schreier; Indiana University Press, 2017); Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (with Catriona McAra; Manchester University Press, 2017);The Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive (with Judith Roof; Indiana University Press, 2016); and Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic (with Jeremy Braddock; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
Eburne 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), Criticism (2015), and ASAP/Journal (2016 and 2018). Eburne is acting President of ISSS: the International Society for the Study of Surrealism 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.
Eburne’s teaching and scholarly interests include international avant-garde movements, twentieth- and twenty-first century literature and the arts, and literary and cultural theory.