Jesse Schotter

Jesse Schotter

Jesse Schotter

Associate Professor, Department of English

551 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Twentieth-century British and American literature
  • Film studies
  • Media Studies
  • Digital media studies


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2011
  • B.A., Yale University, 2003

Jesse Schotter is Associate Professor of English and a core faculty member in Film Studies. He specializes in modernist literature and culture, film theory and media histories of the twentieth century. His book Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh University Press Critical Studies in Modernist Culture Series, 2018) explores how twentieth-century debates about the ancient medium of Egyptian hieroglyphics served to define the relationship between old media like writing and new media like film and phonography. He is currently at work on two projects, one which analyzes the influence of the genre of the travel guide on the modernist novel and the other which examines the relationship between foreground and background space in silent film, film theory and modernist fiction. An article from the former project, "Objects Worthy of Attention: Modernism and the Travel Guide," is forthcoming from Modernism/Modernity. His articles have also been published in Genre, James Joyce Quarterly, and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Schotter teaches classes on modernism and media, silent film, ghosts and trauma, contemporary British fiction, introductory film studies and video games.  He is also co-organizing the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Columbus in 2018.

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