CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Jes Battis
         Graduate Center, City University of New York
         365 Fifth Avenue, New York
         NY 10016-4309         
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         Email:   jbattis@gmail.com
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Current Position
Adjunct Instructor, CUNY-Hunter College
Department of Film and Media Studies
Teaching:   Media 371 (Gender and Television).

Education
BA: University College of the Fraser Valley, 1997 - 2001.
         English Literature/History Combined-Major
MA: Simon Fraser University, 2001 - 2003.
PhD: Simon Fraser University, 2003 - 2007

 Publications
 
Books
Hextacy.   New York:   Ace (Penguin), 2009.
Night Child:   A Tess Corday Mystery.   New York:   Ace (Penguin), 2008.
Investigating Farscape : Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction London, UK:   IB Tauris, Mar 20 2007.    ISBN 1-8451-1342-X
Blood Relations:   Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.    Jefferson, NC:   McFarland & Co Publishers, 2005.   ISBN 0-7864-2172-X
  
Refereed Articles
"'I Am the Molten Heart of the World': Language and Metamorphosis in Diane Duane's Young Wizards Series."   Mosaic, forthcoming Fall 2007.
"Transgendered Magic: The Radical Performance of the Young Wizard."   The Looking Glass, Vol 10, Issue 1, Jan 2006.
"What the Hezmanah Are You Talking About?:   Alien Discourses in Farscape."   Refractory , Vol 8, No 1, Fall 2005: 1-28.
"The Kryptonite Closet:   Silence and Queer Secrecy in Smallville ."   Jump Cut, Vol 1, No 48, January 2006
"Demonic Maternities, Complex Motherhoods:   Cordelia, Fred, and the Puzzle of Illyria."   Reprinted in Slayage, Vol 1, Issue 18, Sept 2005.   From Blood Relations:   Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.   Jefferson, NC:   McFarland, 2005: 112-133.
"Gazing Upon Sauron: Elves, Hobbits and the Queering of the Postcolonial Optic."   Modern Fiction Studies.   Special Tolkien issue, Ed. Shaun Hughes:   Vol. 50, Issue 4, Winter 2004: 908-926.
"'She's Not All Grown Yet': Willow as Hybrid/Hero in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Slayage, Vol 1, Issue 8, March 2003: 25-43.
"'Dangling Inside the Word She ': Confusion and Gender Vertigo in Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red." Canadian Literature, Vol 1, Issue 176, Spring 2003: 197-205.  

Book Chapters
"Captain Tight-Pants:   Joss Whedon's Firefly and the Science Fiction Canon."   Science Fiction:   One Universe?   Eds. Lorna Jowett and Nick Heffernan, forthcoming from Palgrave, 2008
"My So-Called Queer:   Ricky Vasquez and the Performance of Teen Exile in My So-Called Life."   Eds. Michele Byers and David Lavery.   Dear Angela:   Remembering My So-Called Life.   Lanham, MD:   Lexington Books, Aug 2007.
"'Love the Front of Me':    Violence and Transgender Allegory in Hedwig."    Ed. Catherine Ozment.    Hedwig and the Angry Inch collection, forthcoming 2008.
"Selfless:    Anya As 'Work-In-Progress' in Buffy."   At Sixes And Sevens:    Buffy in the UPN Years.    Eds. James South, Elizabeth Rambo, Lynne Edwards, forthcoming from McFarland 2008.
"Transgressive TV."    Ed. Stacey Abbott.    Encyclopedia of Cult Television .    Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, late 2008.
 
Book Reviews
"Fluid Arguments", Nicole Brossard.   Canadian Literature, forthcoming Dec 2007
"Organic Re-Membering: Blessings (Bernice Lever); Bones About to Bloom (Shari Andrews); Concrete and Wild Carrot (Margaret Avison); Snow Formations (Carolyn Marie Souaid)." Canadian Literature, Vol 1, Issue 184, Summer 2005
"Melting the Snow:   Terry Goldie's Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction." Canadian Literature Vol 1, Issue 183, Spring 2005.
"How Should I Review This?: Shadowing the Subject in Helen Hoy's How Should I Read These? " Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Vol 1, Issue 9, 2003.

Work In-Progress

Revised dissertation, "Queer Spellings:   Magic and Melancholy in Fantasy-Fiction," currently under consideration with a university press.
Queer Future:   LGBT Adolescent Narratives; monograph surveying queer teen literature, including original creative and autobiographical work (written by teens, for teens), from 1974-present.   Ongoing postdoctoral project.
Uncovering "Jamie":   The Queer Labor of James Dean.   Monograph, under consideration with Indiana University Press.
Graduating Gender:    Queer Grad Students Reading Culture.   Edited volume of grad-student essays on gender, queer/trans theory, and cultural studies, with emphasis on the unique role of queer graduate students as cultural critics.  
Blood Roses:   The Cultural Witchcraft of Tori Amos.   Edited volume, under consideration with New York University Press.
A Dragon Wrecked My Prom:   The Role of the Teen Wizard in Literature and Culture.   Edited volume, under consideration with I.B. Tauris.
 
Conferences
"XY Incision: Sexuality and Identification in Forensic Crime Dramas." To be presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2-4, 2007.
"Gandalf Is Burning:   Wizardry and Drag Performance."   The 2007 Popular Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 4-7 2007.
"Ryan is Being Beaten:    Incest, Fanfiction, and The OC."   Presented at the 2006 Simon Fraser University Graduate Conference, Sexing the Text, Vancouver BC, Nov 3-4.
"'Crichton's Don't Cry...Often':   Alienated Masculinities in Farscape."   Presented at the 2006 Science Fiction Research Association Conference, When Genres Collide, White Plains NY, Jun 22-25.
"'Willow Doesn't Live Here Anymore':   Buffy and the Gothic Pharmakon."   Presented at the 2006 ACCUTE Conference, in coordination with the International Gothic Association, Toronto ON, Apr 27-30.
"'This Carpenter Can Drywall You into the Next Century':   Xander and Female Masculinity in Buffy."   Presented at the 2004 Slayage International Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nashville TN, May 27-30.
"Politics of the Shire:   Hobbits and National Consciousness in The Lord of the Rings."    Presented at the 2003 Simon Fraser University Graduate Conference, Brave New Wor(l)ds, Sept 19-20.    

Awards
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (held at CUNY Graduate Center), 2007-2009 ($82,000)
    SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship:   2005-2007 ($40,000)
    SFU President's Research Award:    Fall 2006 ($6000)
    SSHRC Travel Grant: Jan 2006 ($700)
    SFU English Dept Travel Grant: Jan 2006 ($500)
    SFU Graduate Fellowship:   Summer 2006 ($6000)
    SFU Graduate Fellowship:   Summer 2005 ($6000)
    SFU Graduate Fellowship:   Summer 2004 ($6000)
Award for "Best Essay on Buffy Studies," given at Slayage International Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, May 28 2004; David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox, conference conveners.

Teaching
Fall 2007:   Media 371, Gender and Television; CUNY-Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies.   Designed and delivered seminar course with 30 students.
Fall 2006:   English 387, Studies in Children's Literature; Sessional Instructor, designed and delivered omnibus course with 75 students, one-hour lecture (x2) and two-hour seminar (x3) per week, plus grading all essays and exams.  
Spring 2005:   English 306, Studies in Chaucer; Teaching-Assistant, two-hour seminar (x2) per week, plus grading essays and exams for 45 students.
Spring 2005:   English 1112, Introduction to Children's Literature; External-Marker, Douglas College, responsible for grading the work of 70 students; also gave guest-lecture on The Bridge to Terabithia.
Fall 2004:   English 207, Twentieth-Century World Literature; Tutor-Marker, Centre for Distance Education, responsible for grading the work of 65 students.
Fall 2004:   English 1101, Canadian Literature; External-Marker, Douglas College, responsible for grading the work of 70 students.
Spring 2004:   English 368, Studies in Dramatic Literature; Tutor-Marker, 65 students.
Spring 2004:   English 1130, Academic Writing; External-Marker, Douglas College, responsible for grading the composition essays of 70 students.
Fall 2003:   English 376, Studies in Literature and Film; Teaching-Assistant, two-hour seminar (x2) per week, plus grading essays and exams for 45 students and screening films.
Spring 2003:   English 304, Advanced Medieval Literature; Tutor-Marker, 65 students; also helped revise course-module.
Fall 2002:   English 101, Introduction to Prose Genres; Tutor-Marker, 65 students.
Summer 2002:   English 204, Introduction to Medieval Literature; Tutor-Marker, 65 students.
Spring 2002:   English 204; Teaching-Assistant, 1.5 hour seminar (x3) per week, plus grading essays and exams for 45 students.
Fall 2001:   English 103, Introduction to Drama; Teaching-Assistant, one-hour seminar (x3) per week, plus grading essays and exams for 45 students.
Currently designing English 487, Advanced Studies in Children's Literature, as an online/distance course for the Centre for Distance Education.    This course focuses on children's literature and the supernatural, and should be completed by Spring 2007.

Academic Service
Slayage Journal Editorial Board, Undergraduate Essays Section (Lynne Edwards, Associate Editor):   March 2005-Present
Appointments Committee, SFU English Dept (Grad Rep): 2005-2006
Conference Committee, "Blowing Up The Margins 2005," SFU English Graduate Student's Conference; website design
Conference Committee, "Read 2004," SFU English Graduate Student's Conference; co-designed website with Chris Lendrum; reviewed abstracts.
Fall 2004:   SFU Out On Campus Gay and Lesbian Center: a queer collective devoted to gender/sex advocacy, education and awareness around issues pertaining to queer communities, and peer-support.
Aug 2003 - 2004:   organized information sessions for English undergraduates at the University College of the Fraser Valley; strategies for applying to graduate schools, thesis planning, publishing.    Coordinated with   Leif Einarson (UCFV English Students Association):   1st session (Oct 29, 2003); 2nd session (Feb 27, 2004)

Memberships
    Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
    Cultural Studies Association
    International Gothic Association
    Modern Language Association
    Popular Culture Association
    Science Fiction Research Association

 


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