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Jason Lawrence Banta

Lecturer


Contact Information

Telephone: 6601 1472
Email: elcjlb@nus.edu.sg
Office: CELC #03-01 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)

Jason BANTA holds a Ph.D. in Classical Greek and Latin Literatures and Language and MAs in Classics, Art History and Classical Archaeology. His research area is Greek Literature of the Roman Empire, and has published chapters on Plutarch's Rome (by Oxford University Press) as well as articles on Greek Tragedy and the Greek Novel. He has served as coordinator for the Ideas and Exposition programme and is currently the coordinator of the RVRC Critique and Expressions programme. His courses are focused on cultural studies and popular media, particularly Science Fiction.

Recent Modules/Courses Taught and/or Coordinated

  • UTW1001P: Heroes
  • UTW2001P:Science Fiction and Empire
  • RVX1001: Science Fiction and Society
  • FASS1101: Writing Academically

Awards & Recognition

  • Long Service Award (5 years)

Invited Lectures

  • "Boldly Going: Anxiety, Language and Design in the Ideas and Exposition Programme.": Ideas and Exposition 10-year Anniversary Webinar Series. NUS. Feb. 2021.
  • "Matrix React(ed to): An Active Learning Model for Engagement in a UTW2 Course.": UTW Educator's Webinar on Online Teaching Series. NUS. July 2020.

Presentations

  • "Ideas and Exposition Modules" colloquium with M. Brooke, J. Wong, and E. Gonzaga, Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, disciplines, cultures, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 2016
  • "Ideas and Exposition: Teaching 21st century literacies," colloquium with M. Brooke, J. Wong, and E. Gonzaga, International Conference on the Development of English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.2015
  • "Papers with a Purpose: Design Pedagogy and Writing Assignments in the Ideas and Exposition Programme at the National University of Singapore," International Conference on the Development of English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 2015

Selected Publications

  • "Reversing Meaning: Making Metaphor Reality in Lucian's True Histories." Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguisitics (L3 2013) 17-18 June 2013 Singapore. Daniel Newman ed, Global Science and Technology Forum (2013), 1-5.
  • "Who Gives a Fig (Tree a Name)?: Chronotopic Conflicts in Plutarch's Romulus." Intertexts 11.1 (2008), 25-41.
  • "The Gates of Janus: Bakhtin and Plutarch's Roman meta-chronotope." The Sites of Rome: Time, Space and Memory. David Larmour and Diana Spencer ed., Oxford University Press (2007), 238-270.
  • "(Dis)Locations of Meaning: Euripides's use of Pandora in the Trojan Women." McNeese Literary Review 45 (2007), 1-17.