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Jason Maxwell

Jason Maxwell

17 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2017:
  • Tuesday 10:30-12
  • Thursday 4-5
  • and by appointment


  1. BA, The University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (2006)
  2. MA, The Pennsylvania State University (2010)
  3. PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Professional Bio

I specialize in Rhetoric and Composition as well as Theory and Cultural Studies. My dissertation is a disciplinary history that tracks the emergence and development of both literary theory and composition studies during the second half of the twentieth century. My article "Killing Yourself to Live: Foucault, Neoliberalism, and the Autoimmunity Paradigm" appeared in the fall 2014 issue of Cultural Critique. I am co-author with Claire Colebrook on an introductory volume on Giorgio Agamben (Polity Press, 2016).