Astrid Ensslin

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Residency: 
Edmonton , AB
Canada
Alberta CA
Nationality: 
Germany
DE
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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.

Curator of:

Title City Country Datesort ascending
Dyscorpia: Stories in Flesh and Bytes Edmonton Canada April 23, 2019 to June 30, 2019
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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