MemberSteven J. Venturino

…Recent publications include The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (, chapters in volumes published by Duke University Press and the University of Minnesota Press, and a review, in China Review International, of Ma Yuan’s Tibetan short stories (….

Interests include literary theory and criticism, Victorian literature, serial reading, narrative, film, gardening, plumbing.

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

MemberAshley Roach

Literature, Literary Theory, Literary Criticism, John Milton, Feminist Theory, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Mary Wollstonecraft, Seventeenth Century English Literature, Seventeenth Century, Seventeenth and eighteenth-century women writers, women moral philosophers, Regency England, Eighteenth-Century literature, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature, British Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Nineteenth Century Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Oscar Wilde, Lucy Hutchinson, Postmodern Literary Theory and Popular Culture, George Eliot, Queer Theory, Feminist theory and Gender Studies, Queer theory, Sexuality, postructuralist theory, Media, Popular culture, Film, Literature, Postmodern Literature, Rape in Literature, Female Writers and Milton, 17th Century British (Literature), 18th Century Gender Identity, Gender Studies, Feminism, Gothic Literature, Shelley Circle, Authorship and Identity, Frankenstein, English Romanticism, 18th Century British Literature, Modern Fashion and Historical Silhouettes, Alexander McQueen, Perceptions and reflections of mental illness in western society as indicated in literature, Science and Romanticism, and Digital archiving, electronic literacy and the expanding intellectual discourse across classes

MemberValiur Rahaman (he/his/him)

…MA (English) UGC-NET

PhD (Literary Theory and Criticism, Jacques Derrida)



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)