Gerald Jones, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of English
Station 22
Wallace Hall 405
(205) 652-3631
Degrees: Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1981
B.A., University of Washington, 1978
Professional Biography:

I was doomed to be a theorist in literary studies when I read (voluntarily) Foucault's The Order of Things as I was writing a paper for an 18th century novel class. Also, I was, back in the ancient days of the early seventies, deeply impressed by the fact my linguistics professor made us read Kuhn's The Structures of Scientific Revolutions. During my graduate studies, I worked, nay, slaved for James Harner and his Festschriften section of the MLA Bibliography. I've also worked as a technical writer. Praxsis and Theoria do meet on occasion. Fortuna does spin her wheel and my interests in film developed after receiving a NEH study grant in film semiotics & Christian Metz. Some of the students at UWA may also be acquainted with my other role as Student Success Coordinator for Liberal Arts.

Employment Date: 1992
Classes usually taught:

EH 102, 103, 212, 302, 303, 310, 450, 460, 498
HR 200

Academic/Research Interests: Film, critical theory, cultural studies
Current Projects: Teletubbies, the use of stock footage; Godzilla and cultural memory
Recent Presentations:

"Point of View in Classic Hollywood Films: A Reconsideration" presented at the annual SE popular culture convention

Other recent notable works: Women in 50s Science Fiction Film

Film, Science Fiction, Jazz, Cooking, Popular Culture & Cultural Studies, Critical Theory