MemberGrant Glass

I am a  Ph.D. student in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying British literature and culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. My research traces contemporary notions of authorship and textuality back to the eighteenth century, arguing that emerging publication and remediation practices of fiction in fact modernized communities by abstracting notions of adaptation and intertextuality. I also work on bibliographic studies, the history of the book, computational literary studies, and digital humanities. I am also a Graduate Fellow of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, Graduate Fellow of the Migrations Lab at Duke University, the Assistant Project Manager of the William Blake Archive, Project Manager for the Bass Connections Project “Representing Migration Through Digital Humanities,”and the Assistant Director of the Digital Literacy and Communications Lab. My email address is grantg [at] live [dot] unc [dot] edu.

MemberFolgert Karsdorp

I am a researcher at the Meertens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. My research is interdisciplinary, adopting computational methods to study the field of humanities, in particular folkloristics. My research interests lie in the development of computational text analysis methods in the context of ethnology, anthropology, literary theory and cultural evolution (see my résumé for further details). Drop me a line or follow me on Twitter or GitHub.

MemberLaura A. Shackelford

My research examines and exploits the comparative perspective post-World War II literary texts, in print or digital media, provide on digital cultures. I study literary encounters with digital cultures in a variety of media – print fiction, electronic literatures, digital games, graphic novels, and film. I’m particularly interested in how such experimental, cross-media literary and artistic practices, in experimenting with narrative and digital textualities and poetics, register and creatively and critically reflect on contemporary digital cultures, information and systems sciences, and computation-based technologies in the U.S. My research draws on feminist science studies and systems’ theoretical methods.

MemberEric Dean Rasmussen

Eric Dean Rasmussen is associate professor of English literature at the University of Stavanger. In the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Dr. Rasmussen teaches courses on American literature and culture for the English section and literary theory and criticism for the graduate program in Literacy Studies. Eric is also senior editor for one of the first online scholarly journals of literary and critical writing, ebr, Electronic Book Review.As a researcher in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Eric collaborated on the trans-European digital humanities project ELMCIP (Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice) and worked as the first editor of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, an online database about activity in the digital literary arts. He has served as a research associate for the Electronic Literature Organization, which he’s been affiliated with since its founding in Chicago in the late 1990s, and is currently a member of the Consortium for Electronic Literature (CELL), which is building a digital research infrastructure connecting database-driven projects based in Australia, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Norway, and the United States.Rasmussen’s research interests include the aesthetics, ideology, and technics of 20th and 21st-century literature, with an emphasis on the affective dimension of narrative forms; scholarly editing and publishing in the digital age; and the impact of new media technologies on the literary arts and (digital) humanities. Through his work in the digital humanities, he both analyzes and participates in the institutional transformation of literary studies via computational technologies and new media ecosystems. Within the contemporary media ecology, how can digital technologies facilitate collaborative research, teaching, and writing practices conducive to building robust literary networks? Literature: 20th- and 21st-century American fiction; transnational modernism and postmodernism; world literatures in English Cultural Studies: US history and society; ideology and politics; media studies and the network societyDigital Humanities: new media writing and publishing; database design; electronic literatureLiterary theory and criticism: aesthetics; affect and emotions; critical theory; the literary interview; poststructuralism and deconstruction; literary systems and media ecologies

MemberValiur Rahaman (he/his/him)

Before joining Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior-India in 2018, I taught at Central University of Rajasthan (Asstt. Professor, MU Jaipur (Associate Professor). I successfully defended my PhD in English (Literary Theory and Criticism). I speak English (preferred international language), Hindi (Native language), Urdu, Arabic, and Persian. Developed more than 100 innovative concepts through reading and writing in the Humanities. My works and interests in Humanities traverse around Technology (Brain and Behavior technology) & Science (CognitiveSensor), Digital and Critical Pedagogy developed models of humanities for neurocomputation. I developed two major tenets HITS and Neurocognitive Digital Humanities. I trust in self-development as if you are developing the entire world. The world is inside where all the parts of the world exist together and in parts. Independent Scholar in Digital Humanities (History, Concept, Tools [Literary Data Modeling], Text Analysis, Digitizing Culture Visualization through Literature), Developer of HITS LAB (A Virtual Lab of Humanities-Inspired Technology for Society) Founding President ISDH (Est. 2016) with a mission to educate the underprivileged and oppressed. Principal Investigator, AICTE CRS Project “Cognitive Literary Studies for the Progress of Computational Cognitive Modelling…” Editor: Avant-garde Responses: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (2278-4810)         

MemberGrace Afsari-Mamagani

I’m a project manager and learning experience designer pursuing a PhD in literature. I’m particularly interested in digital pedagogy and technology integration in the humanities in higher ed. Professionally, I’ve worked with learners in K-12 environments, as well as college and graduate students, to make concepts like data, networked devices, and digital surveillance accessible and actionable. My literary criticism focuses on contemporary literature, the urban environment, and embodiment as a means of theorizing human-computer interaction, “play,” and experiential learning.