Prof. Astrid Ensslin (Wednesday, July 17)

Astrid Ensslin UCC ELO 2019

Astrid Ensslin is Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies, who divides her teaching and research activities between the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta. Prior to her current post, she held faculty, research, teaching, and administration positions in the UK and Germany, at the Universities of Tübingen, Leeds, Manchester, and Bangor. Her main publications include Small Screen Fictions (Paradoxa, 2017, co-edited with Lisa Swanstrom and Pawel Frelik), Literary Gaming (MIT Press, 2014), Analyzing Digital Fiction (Routledge, 2013, co-edited with Alice Bell and Hans Kristian Rustad), The Language of Gaming (Palgrave, 2011), Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual (Routledge, 2011, co-edited with Eben Muse), Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions (Bloomsbury, 2007), and Language in the Media: Representations, Identity, Ideology (Bloomsbury, 2007, co-edited with Sally Johnson). She has led externally funded research projects on videogames across cultures, reading and analyzing digital fiction, and specialized language corpora. She is currently PI on a new project on “Writing New Bodies” in and through digital fiction, in collaboration with Carla Rice, Sarah Riley, and Christine Wilks, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.