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Dr. Jason S. POLLEY

Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone number3411-5801
ORCID number0000-0003-2382-9236



BA English/ Religious Studies (Lethbridge); PhD English (McGill) 

Research area(s):

North American Literature; Indian English fiction; Creative Nonfiction; Sociolinguistics 

Teaching area(s):

Modern Fiction (American, Canadian, English, Indian, Irish); Existentialism; Comics Nonfiction; Experimental Criticism 

Taught previously at:

Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), Universidad Espiritu Santo (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Selected output(s):

Delazari, Ivan and Jason S Polley (2022). ‘Popping into Your Mind’s Eye’: Multimodality and Comics in David Foster Wallace’s “The Soul Is Not A Smithy.” Style 56. 4. 413–432.

Polley, Jason S. (2022). “My India Problem.” ICTE Newsletter. 6: 12-17.

Gui, Dean AF and Jason S Polley, eds. (2021). Poetry in Pedagogy: Intersections Across and Between the Disciplines. Routledge.

Polley, Jason S. (2020) “Oh Canadiana? Atlantic Canada, Joel Thomas Hynes, and Heroin Realism.” Studia Anglica Posnaniensia. 55: 403-426.

Polley, Jason S. (2018). “Documenting the (Un)official Kevin Carter Narrative: Encyclopedism, Irrealism, and Intimization in House of Leaves.” IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film. 5.1 (Summer): 5-22.

Polley, Jason S, Vinton WK Poon, and Lian-Hee Wee, eds. (2018). Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary. Palgrave.

Current project(s):

Rowlett, Benedict JL and Jason S Polley. (2025). “The narratives she lives by: Identities and intersections in the many roles of a Filipina sex worker in Hong Kong.” The Language of Sex Work. Ed Rodrigo Borba and Benedict JL Rowlett. Routledge. [Forthcoming]

Hamilton, Stephanie Laine and Jason S Polley, eds. (2024). Everyday Evil in Stephen King’s America: Essays, Images, Paratexts. Routledge. [Forthcoming]  

Polley, Jason S. (2024). “‘Crushed by the blinding weight of the sun’: Wonderment Undented in Parimal Bhattacharya’s Bells of Shangri-La: Scholars, Spies, Invaders in Tibet” parallax 30.4 [Forthcoming]

Polley, Jason S and Vesper Liu. “Realism, Regionalism, and Reflexivity in A Suitable Boy.” “Geographical Imaginations in Indian Writings in English.” 30 pp. [In Review]

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