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 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 Director and Secretary of the Electronic Literature Organization.

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Work title Publication Type Year
WALLPAPER Application, Installation 2015

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Critical writing by this author:

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
The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalization Conference paper or presentation
The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalization Article in an online journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature 2018
Reclaiming the 'Golden Age': The Second Person in Digital Fiction Conference paper or presentation 2010
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 Gaming Book (monograph) 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
Immersion in Digital Fiction: A Cognitive, Empirical Approach Article in an online journal International Journal of Literary Linguistics 2018
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
Gestural Semiotics and App Fiction Conference panel or roundtable Electronic Literature Organization 2018
From Revisi(tati)on to Retro-Intentionalization Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2010
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
Exploring digital fiction as a tool for teenage body image bibliotherapy Article in a print journal Taylor & Francis 2016
Electronic Fictions: Television, the Internet, and the Future of Digital Fiction Article or chapter in a book Cambridge University Press 2017

Curator of:

Titlesort ascending City Country Date
The Future of Reading? An Exhibition of Digital Literature Sheffield United Kingdom October 22, 2014
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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