Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Jay P. Telotte

Jay P. Telotte PhD


Contact Information

Office: Skiles 350
Phone: 404-894-6209
Fax: 404-894-1287

Dr. Jay P. Telotte received his PhD in English from the University of Florida. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Assistant Professor of English in 1979 and in 1991 was promoted to Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. A specialist in film history and genres, he has authored nine books, edited three others, published more than a hundred scholarly articles, and presented numerous conference papers. His most recent books are Animating Space (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), an historical study of animation aesthetics, Science Fiction Film, Television, and Adaptation: Across the Screens (Routledge, 2012); and the forthcoming historical and thematic survey, Science Fiction Television (Routledge, 2014).  He is Co-Editor of the film journal Post Script and serves as editorial board member and reviewer for a number of other film and genre-related journals. At Georgia Tech he has served as a member of the Executive Board, as a representative to the Faculty Senate, as member and Chair of the Faculty Status and Grievance Committee, and on various other School and Institute committees.  For nine years he was Director of Undergraduate Studies and for three he served as Interim Chair of Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication. His recent teaching has included courses in Film and Technology, Disney and "The Illusion of Life," Science Fiction Film and Television, and the Seven Minute Cartoon.

Academic Research Fields

Geographic Focus


aesthetics and technology

Additional Keywords

Disney, animation, science fiction, television, adaptation, screens
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