Jay P. Telotte was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in 1976 and joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Assistant Professor of English in 1979. In 1991 he was promoted to Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. A specialist in film history and genres, he has authored or edited thirteen books, published more than a hundred scholarly articles, and presented numerous conference papers. His most recent books are Science Fiction TV (Routledge, 2014), and Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Cult Film. Along with founding editor Gerald Duchovnay, he co-edits 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 in a variety of administrative positions, as a member of the Institute's Executive Board, a representative to the Faculty Senate, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and as Chair of the School. His recent teaching has included courses in Animation, Film and Technology, Science Fiction Television, and Global Science Fiction Cinema.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
film history, science fiction media, animation, Disney studies