Jessica Pressman

United States
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 Yearsort descending
Beyond Collaborative Horizons Conference panel or roundtable
Technotexuality: An Interview with N. Katherine Hayles and Anne Burdick Interview The MIT Press 2002
Reading the Code between the Words: The Role of Translation in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries’s Nippon Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2007
The Strategy of Digital Modernism: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota Article in an online journal MFS Modern Fiction Studies 2008
Digital Modernism Conference paper or presentation 2008
Mapping out Spaces for E-Lit Criticism Conference paper or presentation 2008
Charting the Shifting Seas of Electronic Literature’s Past and Present Article in an online journal Drunken Boat 2009
The Aesthetic of Bookishness in Twenty-First-Century Literature Article in an online journal Michigan Quarterly Review 2009
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
A [S]creed for Digital Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2010
The State of the Archive: Authors, Scholars, and Curators on Archiving Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2010
“Machine Poetics and Reading Machines: William Poundstone’s Electronic Literature and Bob Brown’s Readies” Article in a print journal American Literary History 2011
Bookishness on Screen Conference paper or presentation 2012
Conclusion: Whither American Fiction? Article or chapter in a book Cambridge University Press 2012
Close Reading Electronic Literature: A Case Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]“ University of Iowa Press 2013
The Literary And/As the Digital Humanities Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
Making, Critique: A New Paradigm for the Humanities University of Minnesota Press 2013
A Site for Collaborative Reading of E-Lit Conference paper or presentation 2013
Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media Book (monograph) - print Oxford University Press USA 2014
Bookish Electronic Literature: Remediating the Paper Arts through a Feminist Perspective Conference paper or presentation 2014

Events arranged:

Event City Date Event type Link to edit content
DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza Gallery Irvine 12.12.2009 Exhibition
Hyper_Text Reading Series Los Angeles 01.09.2004 Event Series
Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling Graduate Conference Los Angeles 22.04.2004 Conference

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Hyper_Text Reading Series Los Angeles September 1, 2004
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