Maria Engberg

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Maria Engberg holds a Ph.D. in English from Uppsala University. At present she is Senior Lecturer at Malmö University and Research Affiliate at the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology (US). Prior to this, she was Universitetslektor(Associate Professor) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). Engberg’s research focuses on digital media theory and practice, media theory, locative media, media aesthetics, digital culture, contemporary experimental literature, visual culture, and the impact of digital technologies on literature and culture with particular focus on digital literature. She also design digital media experiences with particular focus on mixed reality and mobile media. Currently she works on two major AR narrative projects with Jay David Bolter and Michael Joyce.

Her doctoral dissertation on digital poetry, "Born Digital: Writing Poetry in the Age of New Media" (2007) investigated the impact of digital technology on the creation, dissemination, and reception of poetry. She teaches media studies, writing, and digital culture at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola in Sweden. Engberg is currently working on a book on digital culture, titled Polyaesthetics: Experiencing Digital Cultures. Engberg is a Fulbright alumnus (2003-2004) and has received support for her research from foundations including the Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation for Humanistic Research and the Wenner-Gren Foundations.

Engberg is a member of the editorial group of the Electronic Literature Directory, and a Principal Investigator of the ELMCIP project.

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
Alone Engaged Published on the Web (individual site) 2011

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
Aesthetics of Visual Noise in Digital Literary Arts Other Cybertext Yearbook 2010
An interview with Maria Engberg Interview Cordite Poetry Review 2011
Born Digital: Writing Poetry in the Age of New Media Book (Ph.D. dissertation) - print 2007
Digital Literary Arts, Pedagogy and the Issue of Disciplinarity Conference paper or presentation
Digital Literature and the Modernist Problem Conference paper or presentation 2010
Digital Literature and the Modernist Problem Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2011
Discussion of processes and issues for ELMCIP anthology Conference paper or presentation 2010
Electronic Literature Pedagogies Article or chapter in a book 2013
ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature (Report) Article or chapter in a book 2013
Flash Points: Reading Electronic Literature as a Metaphor for Creativity Article in an online journal TEXT 2012
Genre, Form, and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2008
Jag är dikt. Vi är litteratur tillsammans Article in an online journal 2011
Light & Dust: Polyaesthetic Experiences with Locative Augmented Reality Conference paper or presentation 2011
Media studies, mobile augmented reality, and interaction design Article in a print journal ACM interactions 2013
Polyaesthetics in Digital Literary Arts: Steve Tomasula's TOC and Multimedia Fiction Conference paper or presentation 2010
Polyaesthetics: Designing and Experiencing Digital Narratives Invited lecture 2012
Presentation of the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature (Rap version) Conference paper or presentation 2012
Reality Media Book (collection) The MIT Press 2021
Stepping Into the River: Experiencing John Cayley's riverIsland Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2005
The Unexplored Link: Electronic Literature and Interaction Design Conference paper or presentation 2013

Events arranged:

Eventsort descending City Date Event type Link to edit content
ELMCIP Electronic Literature and Pedagogy Workshop Karlskrona 14.06.2011 Workshop
Kid E-lit Bergen 04.08.2015 Exhibition
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