Jason W. Ellis’s Profile

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Jason W. Ellis
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 520
Academic interests

American Literature, Science Fiction, Neurohumanities, Digital Literacy, Vintage Computing

Bio

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech. Most recently, he coedited The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011). His writing has appeared in scholarly and popular publications, including The Wellsian, Configurations, Science Fiction Studies, The Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts, and Locus. His research focuses on the intersection of digital technology and the human brain in 20th/21st-century American literature and popular culture.

Email address
CUNY Academic Commons

My Courses

ENG2575 Technical Writing (OL64), Spring 2021

ENG2575 Technical Writing (OL64), Spring 2021

ENG 2575 is an advanced course in effective technical writing techniques, including traditional technical writing forms and World Wide Web communication. This course will have students use electronic media such as Internet, presentation, and graphics programs to communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences via written and oral presentations. Students will also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models, and practice collaborative research and presentation. Building on previous writing courses, this course will reinforce clarity of thinking and expression in effective and correct English. This class meets online synchronously.

ENG2420 OL74 Science Fiction, Spring 2021

ENG2420 OL74 Science Fiction, Spring 2021

We will explore the emergence of Science Fiction (SF) and examine its preeminence as interdisciplinary literary and artistic forms of pressing cultural importance. To accomplish this, we will read and watch significant examples of SF from its long history beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and concluding with cyberpunk. Students will have opportunities to demonstrate their learning through note taking, weekly writing assignments, a research essay, and an essay-format final exam. Please note: this is a writing intensive course with a demanding reading schedule, and it is taught asynchronously, online.

ENG2575 OL88 Technical Writing, Spring 2021

ENG2575 OL88 Technical Writing, Spring 2021

Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 Equivalent to old course ENG 3773. This class meets online asynchronously. Please make sure that you join the correct section.

ENG2575 OL83 Technical Writing, Spring 2021

ENG2575 OL83 Technical Writing, Spring 2021

Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 Equivalent to old course ENG 3773. This class meets online asynchronously. Please make sure that you are joining the correct section.

ENG1101-0105, Freshman Comp, Fall 2020

ENG1101-0105, Freshman Comp, Fall 2020

Writing in a Dynamic World with Prof. Schmerler

My Projects

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

Comforting Content for COVID Coping

Comforting Content for COVID Coping

The OpenLab Community Team would like to invite the City Tech community to join this project as a space to share comforting content– baby animals, rainbows, photos of your pets, nature scenes, soothing music or videos, wholesome memes, etc. All members will be added as “Contributors,” meaning you can create your own posts featuring whatever comforting content you love, which will then be curated by the Community Team. If you’re interested in writing about your own experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak or reading submissions from others, this project is not intended for that purpose, but we’re hoping to launch a separate place on the OpenLab for our campus community to commiserate (alliteration is fun!) very soon. Avatar Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kamilie/6569627497 CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

OpenLab Committee

OpenLab Committee

A private working space for the OpenLab Committee.

My Clubs

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.