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 Year
Ocean as Media Platform for Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2021
Bookishness: Loving Books in a Digital Age Book (monograph) - print Columbia University Press 2020
Collaborative Reading Praxis Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2020
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
Session 5.6 Feminist Horizons Conference panel or roundtable 2016
Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope Book (monograph) - print 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) - print Oxford University Press USA 2014
Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media Book (monograph) - print 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

Events arranged:

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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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