Astrid Ensslin

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Germany
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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.

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
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
From Theorizing to Analyzing Digital Fiction Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2014
Literary Gaming Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2014
Nonlinear Writing Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Playing with rather than by the Rules: Metaludicity, Allusive Fallacy and Illusory Agency in The Path. Article or chapter in a book 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, The Ohio State University Press 2011
From (w)reader to breather: Cybertextual de-intentionalisation in Kate Pullinger et al.’s Breathing Wall University of Nebraska Press 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
From Revisi(tati)on to Retro-Intentionalization Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2010
Reclaiming the 'Golden Age': The Second Person in Digital Fiction Conference paper or presentation 2010
Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions Book (monograph) - print Continuum 2007
Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions Book (monograph) - print Continuum 2007

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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 (online) 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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