Jason Clemence head shot

Associate Professor

Fine Arts Center 207
Department Humanities

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Jason Clemence is Associate Professor of Humanities and Education at Regis College, where he also serves as Student Teaching Placement Supervisor and as advisor for the Film Studies Minor. Dr. Clemence teaches classes in writing, introductory literature, British literature, film history and theory, and humanities pedagogy. His research interests include: psychoanalytic/feminist film theory, the Victorian novel, and intersections of style and grammar in the college writing classroom.


    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English, Tufts University, 2015

    Master of Arts in English, University of Vermont, 2007

    Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2003

    "Disciplining the Reader: Epistolary Cinema and the Relentless Superego in Michael Haneke’s Caché". Film International. Fall 2022 issue.

    “Murder is Damnation, But Murder is Also Work: Violence, Patriarchy, and the Work Ethic in 1922.” Violence in the Films of Stephen King. Eds. Michael Blouin and Tony Magistrale. Rowman and Littlefield, 2021

    “Toxic Nostalgia Helps Explain Why Some People Still Won’t Wear Masks.” WBUR Cognoscenti, August 2020

    “When the Smoke Clears.” Boston Magazine, April 2018

    “Please Remember, You Are Dealing With A Spatial Form.” Book review of Martin Richard’s The Architecture of David Lynch in Cultural Politics. Duke University Press, December 2015, 417–420

    “Custom Made: A Memoir” Solstice Literary Magazine, August 2015

    “Baby Wants Blue Velvet: Lynch and Maternal Negation.” David Lynch: In Theory. Ed. Francois-Xavier Gleyzon. Litteraria Pragensia, October 2010, 101–116

    “Empty All Along: Eraserhead, Apocalypse, and Dismantled Masculine Privilege.” Media and the Apocalypse. Eds. Kylo Hart and Annette Holba. Peter Lang Publishing Co., May 2009, 35–52

    "Murder is Damnation, But Murder is Also Work: Violence, Patriarchy, and the Work Ethic in 1922." Popular Culture Association conference panel on Violent Social Structures in the Cinema of Stephen King." April 2022

    "PRIDE Scholars in First-Year Writing: Service Learning, Problem-Solving, and Source Integration." Regis College Kaneb Grant Presentation. January 13, 2022

    "Revising Humanities Syllabi for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Regis College Building Pride Summer Institute. June 2021

    "The Common Application Essay as Memoir.” Lecture at Tufts University Pre-College Program. Medford, MA. July 12, 2019

    “The Idea of Timelessness in Film.” Interview at the Manhattan Short Film Festival, conducted by Harry Albert. Worcester, MA. October 5, 2017

    “I Heard it Through the [Bengali] Grapevine: Geography, Diaspora, and Systemized Expectation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Only Goodness.” Northeast Modern Language Association, 2017 Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 26, 2017

    “Feminism’s Profound Effects on Film Studies.” Panel on Women’s Voices, organized by Regis College Women’s Studies Program Committee. March 15, 2017

    “Better Things to Do: On Running and the End of the World.” Guest lecture/essay reading for co-curricular seminar on the Boston Marathon Bombings. Regis College. March 13, 2017

    “When the Author Vanishes: The Secondary Text as Discipline in Haneke’s Caché.” Inaugural LACK Conference, Colorado College, April 22, 2016

    “Teaching Grammar with Style.” Chair of Regis College Writing Program Panel. University of Massachusetts Boston’s Engaging Practices Conference. April 26, 2014

    “Performativity and Secondary Authorship.” Panel Chair and Director. Northeast Modern Language Association, 2013 Conference. Boston, MA. March 21–24, 2013