Hi. My name is Jentery Sayers (he / him). I skip a syllable and say it in two: “JEN-tree.” I spend 12.63% of the day looking for my glasses.

I’m interested in what media do across forms of fiction: from comics, novels, and radio drama to games, bots, and prototypes. How do they shape and escape our attention? How do we tell stories with them, and how do they tell stories about us?

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and went to VCU for my BA and BS degrees. Then I moved to Seattle, where I received an MA and PhD in English from UW.

I now work at the University of Victoria (UVic) on WSÁNEĆ and Lək̓ʷəŋən territories. I teach in UVic’s new Media Studies program, which I direct. I also teach literary and cultural studies in English and media theory in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT). I’ve been at UVic since 2011.

This Site

I built this site with Sublime and Jekyll (no database, no CMS, no ads). The font is Merriweather, designed by Eben Sorkin, and the background color is #CEE0DD (cyan). Ahmad Ajmi created the theme and core files, which I customized. I write the content in Markdown, the metadata in YAML, and the style in Sassy CSS.

The content is licensed CC BY, I time-stamp it when I publish or update it, and I use seven tags to structure it: books, committees, courses, essays, infrastructures, prototypes, and resources.

Contact Me

Drop me a line if you’re a student with interests in media studies or a researcher who may want to collaborate. I’d be glad to chat.

I’m at jentery@uvic.ca and a few other places, including ORCID. You may find me on campus in Clearihue D331, and you can send mail (!!!) to:

Jentery Sayers
Department of English
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Illustration of me by Danielle Morgan. Used with permission. I created this page on 4 May 2021 and last updated it on 10 May 2024.