Roberto Simanowski

Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
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Roberto Simanowski received his Ph.D. at the University of Jena in 1996, was Research Fellow at University of Göttingen (1997), Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University (1998-2000), Visiting Scholar at University of Washington (2001), Visiting Professor for Cultural Studies in Digital Media at University of Jena (2002), and Assistant Professor for German Literature and Digital Aesthetics at Brown University in Providence (2003-2010). Simanowski is the editor of, a German-English journal on digital aesthetics, which he founded in 1999. Besides articles and books on mass-culture in 18th century, nationalism in German literature and literary salon, he has published extensively on digital literature and arts. In 2010, he accepted a position at the University of Basel where he is now professor of media studies.

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Debates in the Digital Humanities formerly known as Humanities Computing Article in an online journal, Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2017
Digital Humanities and Digital Media: Conversations on Politics, Culture, Aesthetics, and Literacy Book (monograph) Open Humanities Press 2016
The Compelling Charm of Numbers: Writing for and thru the Network of Data Conference paper or presentation, Exhibition Catalog 2012
Code, Interpretation, Avant-garde Conference paper or presentation 2011
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Book (monograph) University of Minnesota Press 2011
Warfare and Conventionality: How avant-garde computer-generated text can be Conference paper or presentation 2011
Digital Anthropophagy: Refashioning Words as Image, Sound, and Action Article in an online journal Leonardo 2010
Event and Meaning: Reading Interactive Installations in the Light of Art History Article or chapter in a book 2010
Konservativer Avantgardismus oder: Die Rettung der Kunst im Zeichen der Technik Article or chapter in a book Wilhelm Fink Verlag 2010
Reading Digital Literature: A Subject Between Media and Methods Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2010
Textmaschinen- Kinetische Poesie- Interaktive Installation: Studien zu einer Hermeneutik digitaler Kunst Book (monograph) Transcript 2010
Understanding New Media Art Through Close Reading. Four Remarks on Digital Hermeneutics Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2010
What is and Toward What End Do We Read Digital Literature? Article or chapter in a book Continuum 2010
Post-Chapter Dialogue, Simanowski and Ricardo Article or chapter in a book 2009
Teaching Digital Literature: Didactic and Institutional Aspects Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2009
Digitale Medien in der Erlebnisgesellschaft. Kunst, Kultur, Utopien Book (monograph) Rowohlt 2008
Holopoetry, Biopoetry and Digital Literature: Close Reading and Terminological Debates Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2007
Close Reading und der Streit um Begriffe Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2005
Concrete Poetry in Digital Media: Its Predecessors, its Presence and its Future Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2004
Holopoetry, Biopoetry und digitale Literatur. Parameter einer Annäherung Conference paper or presentation 2004

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