Hello! Welcome to my personal website. I’m a Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies at the University of Alberta’s Departments of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and Humanities Computing. My research interests are:
- Electronic literature: digital fiction and medium-specific narratology and multimodal analysis; feminist approaches to e-lit; empirical reader-response research; “writing new bodies” and digital-born bibliotherapy; young people’s e-literature; e-lit curatorship
- Videogame studies: literary gaming; metagames; the language(s)/discourse(s) of gaming; life formation games; ludonarratologies
- Language in the (new) media: metalanguage; language ideologies (e.g. videogames and Wikipedia)
- Specialized language corpora: gamer language (GameCorp); see also past projects: written learner language (WHiG); Early Modern German newspapers (GerManC); Language in the Media.
On this website you’ll find an up-to-date list of my publications, as well as some select information on courses I’ve taught, research projects I’ve been running and some of my external activities. My full CV can be found here: ensslin_cv