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DHSI: Spectrums of DH: Astrid Ensslin

Astrid Ensslin

"Towards Relational Posthumanism: Writing New Body Worlds in Digital Fiction"

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Astrid Ensslin is Associate Professor in Digital Culture in the Department of Linguistic, Literary & Aesthetic Studies at University of Bergen in Norway. She was formerly a Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies and Director of Media and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Arts at University of Alberta in Canada. Ensslin has authored or edited eight books on digital culture, electronic literature, narrative, games, and media discourse, including her most recent publication with Alice Bell in February,  Digital Fiction and the Unnatural: Transmedial Narrative Theory, Method, and Analysis (Ohio State Press, 2021).  

Amongst other external roles, Ensslin is Editor of Cambridge University Press's Elements in Publishing and Book Culture: Digital Fiction minigraph series, Principal Editor of the Bloomsbury "Electronic Literature" book series, a Director of the Electronic Literature Organization, and Director of the Electronic Literature Directory. She has led internationally funded research projects on body image and digital narrative therapy; videogames across cultures; reading and analyzing digital fiction; language ideologies in videogames; and specialized language corpora. 


McGill's mission with Spectrums of DH is to open the definitions of Digital Humanities to include not only computational studies on humanities topics, but methods and approaches in the field that fall into discussions around inclusion, ethics, and diversity. As we chart new territories for what it means to understand the field and its future, these topics are of particular importance. 

*Sponsored by McGill Digital Humanities Initiatives & UdeM's Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numeriques (CRIHN) 

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March 19, 2021 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Event type: Lecture