Astrid Ensslin

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Astrid Ensslin
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Astrid Ensslin is Professor in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. Her main publications include Pre-web Digital Publishing and the Lore of Electronic Literature (CUP, 2022), 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 and a Principal Investigator of UiBergen's SFF Center for Digital Narrative.

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Titlesort ascending Publication Type Publisher Year
“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
Video Games as Unnatural Narratives Article or chapter in a book Meson Press 2015
Transmedial Unnatural Spatiality and Postdigital Dystopicalization in The Pickle Index Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2022
The Possibilities of Illness Narratives in Virtual Reality for Bodies at the Margins Article in an online journal Taylor & Francis 2022
The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalization Article in an online journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature 2018
The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalization Conference paper or presentation
Reconstructing the deconstructed: hypertext and literary education Article in an online journal Sage 2004
Reclaiming the 'Golden Age': The Second Person in Digital Fiction Conference paper or presentation 2010
Pre-web Digital Publishing and the Lore of Electronic Literature Book (monograph) - print Cambridge University Press 2022
Playing with rather than by the Rules: Metaludicity, Allusive Fallacy and Illusory Agency in The Path. Article or chapter in a book 2014
Open to Construction: reading and writing bodies in digital fiction and the open web platform 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
Nonlinear Writing Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Locating the Literary in Electronic Ludicity: Jason Nelson's Evidence of Everything Exploding Conference paper or presentation 2012
Literary hypertext in the foreign language classroom: a case study report Article in an online journal Wiley-Blackwell 2006
Literary Gaming Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2014
Introducing Small Screen Fictions Article in a print journal Paradoxa 2018
Interview with Mark Marino (et al.) Interview Paradoxa 2018
Interview with Dene Grigar Interview Paradoxa 2018
Immersion, Digital Fiction and the Switchboard Metaphor Article in an online journal Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 2019

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