Jamie S Scott

Department of Humanities

Professor

Office: McLaughlin College, 029
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 77342
Emailjscott@yorku.ca

Professor Jamie S. Scott joined York University’s faculty in 1985. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Religion and Culture. His current research interests include interdisciplinary work in Literature and Geography and Religion and Popular Culture.

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Professor Jamie S. Scott joined York University’s faculty in 1985. He has taught a range of undergraduate courses in Religion and Culture, notably “The Religions of Canadians,” “Introduction to the Study of Religion,” “Contemporary Religious Thought,” “Religion and Film,” “Religion and Television,” “Religion and Postcolonial Literatures” and “Christianity and Film.” Professor Scott's more recent publications include “Religion and Postcolonial Writing,” in The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2011: 739-70) and “Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature,” in Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places (Leuven University Press, 2012: 138-67). He is contributing editor of The Religions of Canadians (University of Toronto Press, 2012), the first comprehensive study of world religions in Canada. His current research interests involve interdisciplinary work in Literature and Geography and Religion and Popular Culture. Professor Scott has twice served as Director of the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies (2006-2008 and 2009-2013), and he has taught a variety of courses and supervised MA and PhD students in the graduate programs in English, Geography, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Degrees

PhD in Religion and Literature , University of Chicago
MA in English Literature, Queen’s University
MA in Religious Studies, Carleton University
BA in English Literature and Language, Downing College, Cambridge University


Research Interests

World Religions in Canada, Literature and Geography, Religion and Geography, Religion and Popular Culture

Selected Publications

The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012.

“Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature.” Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places. Ed. T. Coomans, H. De Dijn, J. De Maeyer, R. Heynickx and B. Verschaffel. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012. 138-167.

“Space, Time, Solitude: The Liberating Contradictions of Ruth First’s 117 Days.” Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Volume 1: Africa in the World. Ed. Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs, and Bénédicte Ledent. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. 71-80.

'Religion and Postcolonial Writing.' The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 739-770.

Selected Publications

The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012.

“Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature.” Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places. Ed. T. Coomans, H. De Dijn, J. De Maeyer, R. Heynickx and B. Verschaffel. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012. 138-167.

“Space, Time, Solitude: The Liberating Contradictions of Ruth First’s 117 Days.” Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Volume 1: Africa in the World. Ed. Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs, and Bénédicte Ledent. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. 71-80.

'Religion and Postcolonial Writing.' The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 739-770.

All Publications

Books

The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012.

Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Gareth Griffiths. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples: Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Alvyn Austin. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2005

Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Post-Colonial Literatures. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Paul Simpson-Housley. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001.

Book Chapters

“Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature.” Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places. Ed. T. Coomans, H. De Dijn, J. De Maeyer, R. Heynickx and B. Verschaffel. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012. 138-167.

“Introduction: Religions and the Making of Canada.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. xi-xxvii.

“Muslims.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 167-218 (with Amir Hussain).

“Buddhists.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 261-306 (with Henry C. H. Shiu).

“Afterword: New Religious Movements and the Religions of Canadians Going Forward.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 387-405 (with contributions from Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe).

“Space, Time, Solitude: The Liberating Contradictions of Ruth First’s 117 Days.” Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Volume 1: Africa in the World. Ed. Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs, and Bénédicte Ledent. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. 71-80.

'Pilgrimage and Literature.' Sacredscapes and Pilgrimage Systems. Ed. Rana P.B. Singh. New Delhi: Shubhi Publications, 2011. Pp. 43-90.

'Religion and Postcolonial Writing.' The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 739-770.

''You're not only Drunk but Mad': The Ironies of Islam in Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.' A Sea for Encounters: Essays towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth. Ed. Stella Borg Barthet. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. 205-215.

'Christianity and Literature.' Student Encyclopedia of African Literature. Ed. Douglas Killam and Alicia L. Kerfoot. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 257-68. Rpt. of 'Christianity and Literature.' The Companion to African Literatures. Ed. Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe. Oxford: James Currey; Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000. 240-49.

'Missions in Fiction.' Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries. Ed. Jonathan Bonk. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 159-63.

'Missions in Film.' Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries. Ed. Jonathan Bonk. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 163-67.

'Postcolonial Cultures and the Jewish Imaginary.' Anglophone Jewish Literature. Ed. Axel Stähler. London: Routledge, 2007. 51-64.

'Trauma, Testimony, Transcendence: Representing Diaspora in New Canadian Literature.' '…Through a Glass Darkly': Reflections on the Sacred. Ed. Frances Di Lauro. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2006. 81-91.

'Cultivating Christians in Colonial Canadian Missions.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples: Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Alvyn Austen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. 21-45.

'Penitential and Penitentiary: Native Canadians and Mission Education.' Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Gareth Griffiths. New York: Palgrave, 2005. 111-33.

'Residential Schools and Native Canadian Writers.' Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Human Rights in a ‘Post’-Colonial World. Ed. Peter H. Marsden and Geoffrey V. Davis. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004. 237-46.

'Mapping the Sacred across Post-Colonial Literatures.' Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Post-Colonial Literatures. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Paul Simpson-Housley. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001. xv-xxxiii.

Journal Articles

'Missions and Film.' International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32.3 (2008): 115-20.

'Missions in Fiction.' International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32.3 (2008): 121-28.

'Writing Suffering: Trauma, Testimony and Transcendence in Canadian Literature.' Literature and Religion 10.2 (2005): 97-131.

'Religion, Literature and Canadian Cultural Identities.' Literature and Theology 16.2 (2002): 1-14.

Forthcoming


Professor Jamie S. Scott joined York University’s faculty in 1985. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Religion and Culture. His current research interests include interdisciplinary work in Literature and Geography and Religion and Popular Culture.


Professor Jamie S. Scott joined York University’s faculty in 1985. He has taught a range of undergraduate courses in Religion and Culture, notably “The Religions of Canadians,” “Introduction to the Study of Religion,” “Contemporary Religious Thought,” “Religion and Film,” “Religion and Television,” “Religion and Postcolonial Literatures” and “Christianity and Film.” Professor Scott's more recent publications include “Religion and Postcolonial Writing,” in The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2011: 739-70) and “Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature,” in Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places (Leuven University Press, 2012: 138-67). He is contributing editor of The Religions of Canadians (University of Toronto Press, 2012), the first comprehensive study of world religions in Canada. His current research interests involve interdisciplinary work in Literature and Geography and Religion and Popular Culture. Professor Scott has twice served as Director of the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies (2006-2008 and 2009-2013), and he has taught a variety of courses and supervised MA and PhD students in the graduate programs in English, Geography, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Degrees

PhD in Religion and Literature , University of Chicago
MA in English Literature, Queen’s University
MA in Religious Studies, Carleton University
BA in English Literature and Language, Downing College, Cambridge University

Research Interests:

World Religions in Canada, Literature and Geography, Religion and Geography, Religion and Popular Culture

All Publications

Books

The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012.

Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Gareth Griffiths. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples: Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Alvyn Austin. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2005

Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Post-Colonial Literatures. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Paul Simpson-Housley. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001.

Book Chapters

“Representing Sacred Space: Pilgrimage and Literature.” Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places. Ed. T. Coomans, H. De Dijn, J. De Maeyer, R. Heynickx and B. Verschaffel. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012. 138-167.

“Introduction: Religions and the Making of Canada.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. xi-xxvii.

“Muslims.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 167-218 (with Amir Hussain).

“Buddhists.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 261-306 (with Henry C. H. Shiu).

“Afterword: New Religious Movements and the Religions of Canadians Going Forward.” The Religions of Canadians. Ed. Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 387-405 (with contributions from Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe).

“Space, Time, Solitude: The Liberating Contradictions of Ruth First’s 117 Days.” Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Volume 1: Africa in the World. Ed. Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs, and Bénédicte Ledent. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. 71-80.

'Pilgrimage and Literature.' Sacredscapes and Pilgrimage Systems. Ed. Rana P.B. Singh. New Delhi: Shubhi Publications, 2011. Pp. 43-90.

'Religion and Postcolonial Writing.' The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 739-770.

''You're not only Drunk but Mad': The Ironies of Islam in Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.' A Sea for Encounters: Essays towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth. Ed. Stella Borg Barthet. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. 205-215.

'Christianity and Literature.' Student Encyclopedia of African Literature. Ed. Douglas Killam and Alicia L. Kerfoot. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 257-68. Rpt. of 'Christianity and Literature.' The Companion to African Literatures. Ed. Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe. Oxford: James Currey; Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000. 240-49.

'Missions in Fiction.' Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries. Ed. Jonathan Bonk. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 159-63.

'Missions in Film.' Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries. Ed. Jonathan Bonk. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 163-67.

'Postcolonial Cultures and the Jewish Imaginary.' Anglophone Jewish Literature. Ed. Axel Stähler. London: Routledge, 2007. 51-64.

'Trauma, Testimony, Transcendence: Representing Diaspora in New Canadian Literature.' '…Through a Glass Darkly': Reflections on the Sacred. Ed. Frances Di Lauro. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2006. 81-91.

'Cultivating Christians in Colonial Canadian Missions.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples: Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Alvyn Austen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. 21-45.

'Penitential and Penitentiary: Native Canadians and Mission Education.' Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Gareth Griffiths. New York: Palgrave, 2005. 111-33.

'Residential Schools and Native Canadian Writers.' Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Human Rights in a ‘Post’-Colonial World. Ed. Peter H. Marsden and Geoffrey V. Davis. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004. 237-46.

'Mapping the Sacred across Post-Colonial Literatures.' Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Post-Colonial Literatures. Ed. Jamie S. Scott and Paul Simpson-Housley. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001. xv-xxxiii.

Journal Articles

'Missions and Film.' International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32.3 (2008): 115-20.

'Missions in Fiction.' International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32.3 (2008): 121-28.

'Writing Suffering: Trauma, Testimony and Transcendence in Canadian Literature.' Literature and Religion 10.2 (2005): 97-131.

'Religion, Literature and Canadian Cultural Identities.' Literature and Theology 16.2 (2002): 1-14.

Forthcoming