Jason W. Ellis’s Profile

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Jason W. Ellis
Display Name
Jason W. Ellis
Pronouns
he/him
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 520
Academic interests

American Literature, Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence, Technical Communication, 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.

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My Courses

ENG4900 Internship, SP2023

ENG4900 Internship, SP2023

Students complete a 120-hour internship. In-class meetings provide an opportunity for presentations and electronic portfolio development to enrich the learning experience. Students will write weekly status reports. Supervision is by both the faculty and the job supervisor.

ENG3790 D700, SP2023

ENG3790 D700, SP2023

This theory and practice-based course provides a theoretical overview of the concepts and practices of information architecture: organization, labeling, navigation, search, and metadata. Students develop practical skills through the study of human-computer interaction.

ENG2700 Intro to Professional and Technical Writing, FA2022

ENG2700 Intro to Professional and Technical Writing, FA2022

Writing Intensive 4 cl hrs An introductory course in effective professional and technical writing techniques and concepts. Students use digital media to communicate professional and technical information to a variety of audiences via written and oral presentations. Students also analyze a wide range of documents, study appropriate models, and practice collaborative research, writing, and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 Potential substitute for ENG 2575 for CST majors

ENG1710 Intro to Language and Technology, SP2018

ENG1710 Intro to Language and Technology, SP2018

In this rewarding and challenging introductory class, we will endeavor to understand the deep and complex relationship between language and technology through readings and discussion. You will apply your insights and discoveries to a major research project focused on a single form of technology-mediated communication. What you learn will have important significance to a successful career in technical communication.

ENG1133 Specialized Communication for Technology Students, FA2017

ENG1133 Specialized Communication for Technology Students, FA2017

This is Prof. Ellis’ ENG1133 class for Fall 2017.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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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.

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

This is a private working group of the English department and its standing committee for exploring new curriculum and degree possibilities. Avatar Image Credit: Okefenokee Swamp (Jill Belli, personal photo)

The Open Road

The Open Road

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Professional and Technical Writing Committee

Professional and Technical Writing Committee

A project of the English Department at City Tech CC-licensed group avatar by nikpawlak

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