CCU Spotlights

Dr. Jason Ney

Dr. Jason Ney

Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • Ph.D. English: Literary Studies (University of Denver)
  • M.A. English and Comparative Literature (University of Cincinnati)
  • B.A. English (Cedarville University)



  • “Film Review: Swerve." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 9, No. 1. Summer 2014.
  • "Dark City High: The High School Noir of Brick and Veronica Mars." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 8, No. 3. Spring 2014.
  • "Keith Mars, Revived: A Conversation with Enrico Colantoni." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 8, No. 3. Spring 2014.
  • Noir City Annual 2013: The Best of the Film Noir Foundation's Quarterly Magazine. San Francisco: FNF. January 2014. (An anthology that includes "The Forgotten Man.")
  • "Dark Roots: Christopher Nolan and Noir." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 8, No. 1. Summer 2013.
  • "Avatar of Future Noir: An Interview with Warren Hammond." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 8, No. 1. Summer 2013.
  • "The Forgotten Man: Richard Fleischer’s RKO Years." Noir City. San Francisco: FNF. Volume 7, No. 4. Spring 2013.


  • "The Traveling Sign in the American West: A Semiotic Analysis of Robert Coover’s Ghost Town." Rocky Mountain MLA Conference, University of Colorado: Boulder (2012).
  • "Powerful, Gripping and Relentless: The Rhetorical Impact of Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report." Composing Ourselves: A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Cincinnati (2010).
  • "Out of the Puritan Past: Hawthorne’s Use of Biblical Symbolism in 'Roger Malvin’s Burial'." The Ohio Festival of the Short Story, Cincinnati, OH (2010).
  • Invited Panelist: "How to Survive Graduate School." Topographies of Introspection, Cedarville University (2010).

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of CCU's "Favorite Teacher" award in 2012 and 2013.


My literary interests include American literature, detective fiction, and creative nonfiction (essay, memoir, new journalism). My recent scholarly publications and presentations often blend literary criticism and theory with analysis of film and television narratives, and I especially enjoy watching and writing about film noir.

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