Jessica Pressman

United States
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Jessica Pressman researches and teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental American literature, digital literature, and media theory. She is currently a Fellow with the American Council of Learned Societies and a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at UCSD. She was Assistant Professor of English at Yale University (2008-2012) and received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA (2007). Her monograph on digital poetics, Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2014); Reading Project: a Collaborative Interpretation William Poundstone’s Digital Literature, co-written with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, is under contract with Iowa University Press; Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in a Postprint Era, co-edited with N. Katherine Hayles, is forthcoming with Minnesota University Press (2013). She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the fetishization of the book object in 21st-century print and digital literary culture. Pressman is Articles Editor for Digital Humanities Quarterly, a board member of the Electronic Literature Organization ( and on the Board of Directions for the online journal of digital art Dichtung-Digital ( Her full CV can be found at

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Introduction of a Post-Digital: Dialogues and Debates from electronic book review. Volume 2 Book (collection) Bloomsbury Academic 2019
Circle-ing Back to What Matters: Electronic Literature as Material Feminism Conference paper or presentation 2017
Contexts of Digital Literature Criticism: Feminist, Queer, Materialist Keynote address 2017
Interview with Jessica Pressman Interview 2017
ELO2016 panel, “Feminist Horizons” Conference panel or roundtable 2016
Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope Book (monograph) University of Iowa Press 2015
Bookish Electronic Literature: Remediating the Paper Arts through a Feminist Perspective Conference paper or presentation 2014
Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media Book (monograph) Oxford University Press USA 2014
A Site for Collaborative Reading of E-Lit Conference paper or presentation 2013
Close Reading Electronic Literature: A Case Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]“ University of Iowa Press 2013
Making, Critique: A New Paradigm for the Humanities University of Minnesota Press 2013
The Literary And/As the Digital Humanities Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
Bookishness on Screen Conference paper or presentation 2012
Conclusion: Whither American Fiction? Article or chapter in a book Cambridge University Press 2012
“Machine Poetics and Reading Machines: William Poundstone’s Electronic Literature and Bob Brown’s Readies” Article in a print journal American Literary History 2011
A [S]creed for Digital Fiction Article or chapter in a book 2010
A [S]creed for Digital Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2010
Intersecting Approaches to Electronic Literature: Close-Reading Code, Content, and Cartographies in “William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]” Conference panel or roundtable 2010
The State of the Archive: Authors, Scholars, and Curators on Archiving Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Charting the Shifting Seas of Electronic Literature’s Past and Present Article in an online journal Drunken Boat 2009

Events arranged:

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Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling Graduate Conference Los Angeles 22.04.2004 Conference
Hyper_Text Reading Series Los Angeles 01.09.2004 Event Series
DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza Gallery Irvine 12.12.2009 Exhibition

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Hyper_Text Reading Series Los Angeles September 1, 2004
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