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Jay Jolles


Email: [[e|jajolles]]
Research Interests: 20th and 21st century literature and culture, critical theory, comparative media studies, sound, noise, popular music (Taylor Swift), memory studies, surveillance studies, war and militarization, and theories of masculinity.

Jay Jolles is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in a wide range of fields, including 20th and 21st century literature and culture, critical theory, comparative media studies, and the politics of sound and noise. He is currently at work on a dissertation tentatively titled Man, Music, and Machine which investigates the changing aesthetic practices that animate sounding and listening cultures in contemporary America. Jay’s scholarly work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Record Store: A Global History (Bloomsbury 2023), The Los Angeles Review of BooksSounding Out!U.S. Studies Online, and Comparative American Studies. His essays can be found in Per Contra, The Atticus Review, and Pidgeonholes, among others. Jay currently serves as the peer review editor at Sonic Scope.