Associate Professor of English
551 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Twentieth-century British and American literature
- Film studies
- Digital media studies
- PhD, Yale University, 2011
- BA, Yale University, 2003
Jesse Schotter is associate 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 (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. Hieroglyphic Modernisms was a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association First Book Prize. He is currently at work on a project that analyzes the form and structure of the genre of the travel guide and its influence on the modernist novel. An excerpt from that project was published in Modernism/Modernity. His scholarly articles have been featured in Genre, James Joyce Quarterly and Literature/Film Quarterly, and he’s also written essays on film noir and children’s literature for FullStop and Electric Lit. His fiction has been published by Azure.
Schotter teaches classes on modernism and media, silent film, ghosts and trauma, contemporary British fiction, introductory film studies, children’s fantasy literature and video games. He also co-organized the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Columbus in 2018.
- "'Objects Worthy of Attention': Modernism and the Travel Guide." Modernism/Modernity Print Plus, vol. 4, Cycle 2, 2019.
- Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century. Edinburgh University Press Critical Studies in Modernist Culture Series, 2018.
- "'Eye = I': Conrad, Welles, and Narrative Form. Literature/Film Quarterly 41.1 (Feb. 2013): 29-51.
- “‘Verbivocovisuals’: James Joyce and the Problem of Babel.” James Joyce Quarterly 48.1 (Spring 2012): 89-109.
- “Adaptation Liberal and Conservative: Benito Cereno and Robert Lowell’s Literary and Racial Politics.” Genre 42 (2009): 61-82.