Matthew T. Jones

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Matthew T. JonesName:
Matthew T. Jones
Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Division: Liberal Arts
Hired: 2008
Undergraduate: William Paterson University (B.A., M.A.)
Graduate: Temple University (Ph.D.)

Biography:

In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses in the field of Mass Media and Communication, Matthew Jones has authored several publications and numerous presentations. Most recently, Dr. Jones has published his dissertation titled, Found in Translation: Structural and Cognitive Aspects of the Adaptation of Comic Art to Film. His current research centers on internet communication, literary adaptation, and film. More information on the publications, presentations, films, and other professional activities of Matthew T. Jones can be found at his website.

Books:

Jones, M. T. (2009). Found in Translation: Structural and Cognitive Aspects of the Adaptation of
Comic Art to Film. VDM Verlag: Saarbrücken, Germany.
Articles:

Jones, M. T. (2007). Construction of social memory through strategies of
reflexivity: A case study in three texts by Art Spiegelman. International Journal of Comic Art, 9, 2, 373-395.

Jones, M. T. (2007). The Creativity of Crumb: Research on the effects of
psychedelic drugs on the comic art of Robert Crumb. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 39, 3, 283-292.

Lombard, M. & Jones, M. T. (2007). Identifying the (Tele)Presence
Literature. Psychnology Journal, 5, 2, 197-206.

Jones, M. T. (2006). Fiend on Film: Edwin S. Porter’s Adaptation of Dreams of the
Rarebit Fiend. International Journal of Comic Art, 8, 1, 388-411.

Jones, M. T. (2005). Ecofeminist themes in Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri’s Morbus Gravis. ImageText, 2, 2.

Jones, M. T. (2005). The impact of telepresence on cultural transmission through
bishoujo games. Psychnology Journal, 3, 3, 292-311.

Jones, M. T. (2005). Reflexivity in Comic Art. International Journal of Comic Art, 7, 1, 270-286.

Lectures/Presentations:

Jones, M. T. (2008, October). An Experiment on Cognitive Priming and the Book Problem in Narrative Media. Presence 2008: The 11th Annual International Workshop on Presence, Padova, Italy.

Jones, M. T. (2007, October). Presence as external versus internal experience: How form, user, style, and content factors produce presence from the inside. Presence 2007: The 10th Annual International Workshop on Presence, Barcelona, Spain.

Lombard, M., & Jones, M. T. (2006, August). Defining presence. Presented at the Ninth
International Workshop on Presence, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Jones, M. T. (2006). Magic vs. Mettle: Ecofeminism or Mythopoeticism in Sword and Sorcery Films? Paper presented at the The 27th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 15-19.

Lombard, M., & Jones, M. T. (2005, November). The big picture: (Tele)presence theory
and research: What the literature tells us. Presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lombard, M. & Jones, M. T. (2005). The big picture: Gaining perspective by examining patterns in the (tele)presence literature. The 8th International Workshop on Presence, Conference Proceedings, 119-124.

Jones, M. T. (2005, May). Reflexivity in Comic Art: Strategies for Contextualizing Mediated Messages in a Postmodern Age. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, New York, New York.

Jones, M. T. (2005, March). Presence in Bishoujo Games. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference, San Diego, California.

Jones, M. T. (2004, September/October). Erotic Comics: An Investigation of the Arousal
of Sexual Desire through Comic Art. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual International Comic Arts Festival, Bethesda, Maryland.

Jones, M. T. (2004, February). Erotic Comics: An Investigation of the Arousal of Sexual Desire through Comic Art. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Paper awarded 3rd place prize].

Jones, M. T. (2003, April). Self in Text: An Exploration of the Place of the Self-Concept in the Situation of Cinematic Spectatorship. Poster session presented at the 94th annual Eastern Communication Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Jones, M. T. (2003, April). Visual Isolation: An Investigation of How the Viewing Situation Isolates and Fetishizes. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the New Jersey Communication Association, Madison, New Jersey.

Jones, M. T. (2001, March). Forms of Perception: A Study of the Effects of Media Forms on the Ability to Pay Attention. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Conference of The New Jersey Communication Association, West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Professional Affiliations:

New Jersey Communication Association (2001-present)
Eastern Communication Association (2003-present)
International Communication Association (2005-present)
Popular Culture Association (2005-present)
National Communication Association (2005-present)
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (2005-present)
International Society for Presence Research (2005-present)