Tweets from ELO17

Last week, I attended the annual Electronic Literature Organisation’s conference, held this year in Porto, Portugal. Below is a collection of tweets from the week, though fair warning: it is not at all comprehensive. I tried to grab tweets from as many sessions as I could, but I know I missed some. So enjoy it as a slice of the

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NPPSH Reflections, Volume 1

For those of you who remember (or who are clever enough to read through my archives), last fall, I was part of a team of postgraduate students who organised and facilitated a conference at Maynooth University. Following the conference, myself and the other organisers solicited full articles from those who had presented, with the goal of publishing them in a

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Lizzie Bennet, Five Years Later

April 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and to celebrate, Pemberley Digital (the now-real company formed in the aftermath of LBD’s success) will be re-releasing some of the content. Of course, “re-releasing” is a bit of a misnomer, considering all of LBD’s various elements – the YouTube videos, the Twitter feeds, the Tumblr blogs,

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The Alchemy of Networked Narratives

I’ve been negligent in keeping this blog / research musings space updated, and in an effort to kickstart my general writing process (here and, of course, with my dissertation), I’ve started writing and drawing in a creative prompt book (specifically, this one). Simultaneously and mostly unrelated, I’ve been watching and reading the tweets from the #netnarr tag on Twitter. #netnarr

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Media Studies Postgrad Forum

I meant to publish this post months ago, but obviously didn’t. At any rate, below is a collection of tweets from the Media Studies Postgraduate Research Forum held at Maynooth University in October 2016. The department’s three PhD candidates (myself, Páraic Kerrigan, and Kira Hussing) and postdoc fellow Dr. Aaron Hunter all presented on our ongoing research. You can find

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Tweets from NPPSH

Earlier this fall, myself and three other postgraduate research students at Maynooth University hosted the first annual New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium for the Humanities. Over the course of two days, we saw, heard, and celebrated the impressive and incredible depth of postgraduate research in Ireland. Below is a collection of tweets from the official NPPSH Twitter account, the An Foras

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IRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship

I am excited to (finally!) share that I have been awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the Irish Research Council (IRC). For those who might be unfamiliar with the IRC, it’s mission is “to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology.” The IRC is

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MCD in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base

Today’s news: my poster from ELO 2016 (Beyond Original E-Lit: Deconstructing Austen Cybertexts) is now part of the ELMCIP Knowledge Base: https://elmcip.net/node/11436 The Knowledge Base is a research resource for the electronic literature field, and includes critical writing, creative works, teaching materials, and more. Developed by the University of Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group, the Knowledge Base is a vital

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NPPSH Blog Posts

In the last couple of weeks, two blog posts I wrote have been published on the NPPSH website. NPPSH (New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities) is the conference I’m helping organise at Maynooth. Click on the post titles below to read my musings, then check out the conference details – registration is open and everyone is welcome! Feminist Perspectives

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Next Horizons: ELO 2016

As previously mentioned, I attended the 2016 Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO) conference at the University of Victoria in British Columbia last month. The theme of the conference was exploring the next horizons for electronic literature, and as such, it featured a number of panels and papers exploring new and different opportunities within the e-lit world. It was my first academic

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