Astrid Ensslin

Edmonton , AB
Alberta CA
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Astrid Ensslin is Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies at the University of Alberta, cross-appointed between the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and Humanities Computing. Her main publications include 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 joined the ELO Board of Directors in 2017.

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Critical examination of concepts relating to canon, preservation, and access Conference paper or presentation 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
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
Exploring digital fiction as a tool for teenage body image bibliotherapy Article in a print journal Taylor & Francis 2016
Video Games as Unnatural Narratives Article or chapter in a book Meson Press 2015
Literary Gaming Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2014
Nonlinear Writing Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
'Click = Kill'. Textual You in Ludic Digital Fiction' Article in a print journal StoryWorlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies 2012
Locating the Literary in Electronic Ludicity: Jason Nelson's Evidence of Everything Exploding Conference paper or presentation 2012
“I Want to Say I May Have Seen My Son Die This Morning”: Unintentional Unreliable Narration in Digital Fiction Article in an online journal Language and Literature 2012
'I know what it was. You know what it was': Second Person Narration in Hypertext Fiction Article in a print journal Narrative 2011
From (W)reader to Breather: Cybertextual De-intentionalization and Kate Pullinger's Breathing Wall 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

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Titlesort descending City Country Date
Elit 4 Kids Porto Portugal July 18, 2018
The Future of Reading? An Exhibition of Digital Literature Sheffield United Kingdom October 22, 2014
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