Office: DM 459A
Specialty: Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Jason Pearl specializes in British literature from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. He's author of Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel and book reviews editor at the online journal Digital Defoe. Currently, he's working on a second book, about ballooning and literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Professor Pearl's academic writing has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in English Literature, Eighteenth-Century Life, Studies in the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Review of English Studies and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.
His public-facing work can be found in The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Millions, Public Books, The Public Domain Review and Literary Review.
Pearl's research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Huntington Library, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Lewis Walpole Library.
- PhD in English, Boston University
- BA in English, University of Vermont