Assistant Professor, Department of English
Areas of Expertise
- 20th-Century British and American Fiction
- Early Film Theory
- Media Studies
- PhD, Yale University
Jesse Schotter is Assistant Professor of English and a faculty member in the Film Studies Program. 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, is forthcoming from the Critical Studies in Modernist Culture Series at Edinburgh University Press. Hieroglyphic Modernisms 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. His articles have been published in Genre, James Joyce Quarterly, and Literature/Film Quarterly.
Professor 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.