Jonathan Ball

Theatre and Film

Jonathan Ball Title: Instructor
Office: 2A32
Building: Ashdown Hall
Phone: 204.786-9261


Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He has written for television and film and is the author of the poetry books Ex MachinaClockfire, and The Politics of Knives, the co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Poetry, and the author of the academic monograph John Paizs’s Crime Wave. Visit him online at, where he writes about writing the wrong way.

Dr. Ball teaches two courses in our Filmmaking area: Script and Screen and Script and the Small Screen.