Dr. Jason Farr

Jason Farr
Dr. Jason FarrMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 215

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5630
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor


Jason S. Farr (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013) researches and teaches courses in British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century, disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, D/deaf studies, and the medical humanities. His forthcoming book from Bucknell University Press, Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Spring, 2019), examines how fictional representations of physical disability, deafness, and chronic illness shape the literary history of sexuality. Novel Bodies shows that Enlightenment authors employ variably embodied characters in their fiction to intervene in debates ranging from courtship to education, from feminism to medicine, and from kinship to plantation life. At the same time, these novelists, some of whom were themselves disabled, offer keen insight into the lived experiences of disability and non-normative genders and sexualities in the eighteenth century. Dr. Farr’s research has appeared in venues such as Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and the edited collection, The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century (Bucknell UP, 2014).

Before arriving to the Department of English at Marquette University, Dr. Farr served as Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi in South Texas (2014-18), and prior to that, he taught in the Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego. His courses routinely challenge students to think more expansively about disability, sexuality, gender, race, and variable bodies. Attuned to ongoing conversations about accessibility, he is constantly seeking innovative ways to establish more inclusive classrooms and communities. He has been hard of hearing for more than ten years, and his atypical experience of sound and speech directly informs his research and teaching practices.

Courses Taught

  • Eighteenth-Century Novels and Drama
  • Gothic Fiction and Film
  • Disability Studies
  • LGBTQ+ Literature and Culture
  • Queer Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Literary Studies
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Medical Humanities

Additional Information

Office Hours

Fall 2019

  • TuTh 12:30-2:00

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2019

  • 4462/101 TuTh 2:00-3:15 Lalumiere 296
    • Gothic Literature: The Gothic: Horror Stories, Then and Now
  • 4931/101 TuTh 3:30-4:45 Lalumiere 296
    • Topics in Literature: LGBTQ Narratives: Literature, Film, Theory

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