I serve as assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American fiction and film at New Mexico State University.
In 2018 I earned a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, from the University of Chicago. From 2013 to 2017 I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellow, and from 2016 to 2018 a Residential Fellow in the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.
I have written peer-reviewed and public essays on twentieth- and twenty-first century North American literature, film, and performance, particularly avant-garde and experimental genealogies; feminist, queer, and trans theories and histories; disability; and ecology. I am currently completing Breathing Aesthetics, a book-length study of aesthetic responses to the contemporary crisis in breathing. More information on this book and and other projects is available in the Projects section of this website.
Some of my recent undergraduate and graduate courses include “Literary Voice,” “Autobiographical Literature and Film,” “Ecological Literature and Media,” “Queer Cinema,” “Imagining the Present in the Late Twentieth Century,” “Sensation & Perception,” and “Survey of American Literature II.” I’m happy to share syllabuses upon request.
My email address is tremblay[at]nmsu[dot]edu. I tweet as @jthomastremblay. My institutional profile is available here.
I prefer the pronouns they/them/their.