Alice Bell

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My research interests are digital literature, narrative theory and stylistics. My monograph, The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction, develops and supplements Possible Worlds Theory for its application to hypertext fiction. The text includes analyses of four canonical hypertext fiction works and also offers a theoretical evaluation of Possible Worlds Theory. In my current work, I am developing a number of other narratological and literary linguistic frameworks for the analysis of digital fiction including cognitive poetic and unnatural narratological approaches. I am the principal investigator of the Digital Fiction International Network (funded by The Leverhulme Trust Jan 2009 - Jan 2010). The network provides an arena for a new generation of scholars to collaborate on integral theoretical and analytical issues within digital fiction research. Within that project, I am working on a number of collaborative publications which include, 'Second-Person Narration in Digital Fiction' (with Dr Astrid Ensslin at the University of Bangor) and 'Close Reading Digital Fiction' (with Dr Astrid Ensslin at the University of Bangor, Dr Hans Rustad at the Hedmark University and David Ciccoricco at the University of Otago). (My research interests are digital literature, narrative theory and stylistics. My monograph, The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction, develops and supplements Possible Worlds Theory for its application to hypertext fiction. The text includes analyses of four canonical hypertext fiction works and also offers a theoretical evaluation of Possible Worlds Theory. In my current work, I am developing a number of other narratological and literary linguistic frameworks for the analysis of digital fiction including cognitive poetic and unnatural narratological approaches.(Source: Faculty page at Sheffield Hallam University)

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Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Digital Fiction and the Unnatural Book (monograph) The Ohio State University Press 2021
Immersion, Digital Fiction and the Switchboard Metaphor Article in an online journal Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 2019
Digital Fiction and Unnatural Narrative Article or chapter in a book Edinburgh University Press 2018
Immersion in Digital Fiction: A Cognitive, Empirical Approach Article in an online journal International Journal of Literary Linguistics 2018
Digital fiction, according to Alice Bell Interview 2016
"Schema theory and hypertext fiction" Article in an online journal Penn State University Press, Style 2014
From Theorizing to Analyzing Digital Fiction Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2014
Media-Specific Metalepsis in 10:01 Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2014
'Click = Kill'. Textual You in Ludic Digital Fiction' Article in a print journal StoryWorlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies 2012
'I know what it was. You know what it was': Second Person Narration in Hypertext Fiction Article in a print journal Narrative, The Ohio State University Press 2011
Ontological Boundaries and Methodological Leaps: The Importance of Possible Worlds Theory for Hypertext Fiction (and Beyond) Article or chapter in a book University of Nebraska Press 2011
A [S]creed for Digital Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2010
Reclaiming the 'Golden Age': The Second Person in Digital Fiction Conference paper or presentation 2010
The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction Book (monograph) Palgrave Macmillan 2010
"Do you want to hear about it?' Exploring possible worlds in Michael Joyce's hyperfiction, afternoon, a story" Article or chapter in a book Continuum 2007

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The Future of Reading? An Exhibition of Digital Literature Sheffield United Kingdom October 22, 2014
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