Astrid Ensslin

Astrid Ensslin
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Astrid Ensslin is Associate Professor in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. Her main publications include Digital Fiction and the Unnatural (Ohio State UP, 2021, with Alice Bell), Approaches to Videogame Discourse (Bloomsbury, 2019, co-edited with Isabel Balteiro), Small Screen Fictions (Paradoxa, 2017, co-edited with Lisa Swanstrom and Pawel Frelik) Literary Gaming (MIT Press, 2014), Analyzing Digital Fiction (co-edited with Alice Bell and Hans Kristian Rustad, Routledge, 2013), The Language of Gaming (Palgrave, 2011), Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual (co-edited with Eben Muse, Routledge, 2011), Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions (Continuum, 2007), and Language in the Media: Representations, Identitites, Ideologies (co-edited wit Sally Johnson, Continuum, 2007). She was Principal Editor of the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds from 2008 to 2018. She is Principal Investigator of the SSHRC-funded "Writing New Bodies" project, and Co-investigator of the "Reading Digital Fiction" project (funded by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council), and the Leverhulme-funded Digital Fiction International Network. She is a Director of the Electronic Literature Organization.

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Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
'Into an alien ocean:' The Lore of Kathy Mac’s Unnatural Habitats Article or chapter in a book 2021
Digital Fiction and the Unnatural Book (monograph) The Ohio State University Press 2021
Emulating hypertext: a feminist, postphenomenological perspective Conference paper or presentation 2021
On the “Effect(s) of Living Backwards”: A Platform-critical, Collaborative Analysis of Kathryn Cramer’s In Small and Large Pieces Conference panel or roundtable 2021
Open to Construction: reading and writing bodies in digital fiction and the open web platform Conference paper or presentation 2021
Pre-web Digital Publishing and the Lore of Electronic Literature Book (monograph) Cambridge University Press 2021
Bodies in E-Lit Bloomsbury 2020
Hypertext Theory Article in an online journal 2020
Immersion, Digital Fiction and the Switchboard Metaphor Article in an online journal Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 2019
Critical examination of concepts relating to canon, preservation, and access Conference paper or presentation Electronic Literature Organization 2018
Digital Fiction and Unnatural Narrative Article or chapter in a book Edinburgh University Press 2018
Gestural Semiotics and App Fiction Conference panel or roundtable Electronic Literature Organization 2018
Immersion in Digital Fiction: A Cognitive, Empirical Approach Article in an online journal International Journal of Literary Linguistics 2018
Interview with Dene Grigar Interview Paradoxa 2018
Interview with Mark Marino (et al.) Interview Paradoxa 2018
Introducing Small Screen Fictions Article in a print journal Paradoxa 2018
The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalization Article in an online journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature 2018
Electronic Fictions: Television, the Internet, and the Future of Digital Fiction Article or chapter in a book Cambridge University Press 2017
Hypertext: Storyspace to Twine Article or chapter in a book Bloomsbury Academic 2017
Hypertext: Storyspace to Twine Article or chapter in a book Bloomsbury Academic 2017

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Titlesort descending City Country Date
Dyscorpia: Stories in Flesh and Bytes Edmonton Canada April 23, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Elit 4 Kids Porto Portugal July 18, 2018
ELO 2021 Performance Program May 25, 2021 to May 28, 2021
The Future of Reading? An Exhibition of Digital Literature Sheffield United Kingdom October 22, 2014
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