Hi. My name is Jentery Sayers (he / him). I skip a syllable and say it in two: “JEN-tree.” I spend 11.67% 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 media 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 English and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) and direct the Praxis Studio for Comparative Media Studies. I’ve been at UVic since 2011.

This Site

I built this site with 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

Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you’re a student who is interested in media and fiction or a researcher who may want to collaborate on a project. I’d be glad to chat with you.

I’m at jentery@uvic.ca, or you may find me on campus in Clearihue D331. 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. This page was created on 4 May 2021 and last updated on 20 May 2021.