Jason W. Ellis’s Profile

Faculty
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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 OL68 Technical Writing, Fall 2021

ENG2575 OL68 Technical Writing, Fall 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 OL70 Technical Writing, Fall 2021

ENG2575 OL70 Technical Writing, Fall 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.

ENG1133 OL96 Specialized Communication for Technology Students, Fall 2021

ENG1133 OL96 Specialized Communication for Technology Students, Fall 2021

A course designed to develop oral and written communication skills which are required of engineering technologists in writing technical reports and in presenting their content orally. In developing writing skills, course work will cover filling out pre-printed report forms, learning the principles of formal and informal report writing and writing both of these types of reports, the documented and researched report, composing letters and writing resumes. In developing speaking skills, course work includes expressing ideas clearly and concisely in oral reports, organizing information and summarizing. This course develops students’ writing and speaking skills through assigned readings and performances in both areas.

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.

ENG2720 Writing with New Media, SP2016

ENG2720 Writing with New Media, SP2016

In our “Writing with New Media” class, we will define what we mean by the term “new media,” learn a shared terminology for understanding new media, create deliverables with new media individually and collaboratively, and establish the foundation of your professional and technical writing online presence. More specifically, you will: • Experiment with new media communication technologies and articulate how they relate to traditional media technologies; • Develop literacies for reading, evaluating, and creating new media communications; • Collaborate and share your new media compositions within a supportive community of compositionists; • Build heuristics to enable your dynamic transition to learning new media technologies as they emerge, and • Integrate the composition process into your new media creation practices (drafting, revising, and reflection).

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction is an important, modern cultural expression that relies on interdisciplinary approaches to explore the relationships between and within humanity, science, and technology. This project connects the individual and collective efforts to leverage science fiction to enrich City Tech’s students’ experiences, deepen classroom learning with archival research, and connect City Tech to the networks of science fiction research around the world.

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!

The Buzz

The Buzz

Welcome to The Buzz, a project by your student community team. The Buzz is a student blogging site dedicated to all things CityTech–from how to handle the pressures of school, to what movies to see. At least one of our student writers will post something every weekday, so check back often to join the discussion! And be sure to join the project to get regular updates!

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.

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.