ELO Board Changes

ELO is pleased to announce several changes to the Board of Directors, including one new member.

Lori Emerson will be joining the board, Jessica Pressman will be assuming the role of Treasurer, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin will be stepping down from the board after serving as a director since 2003.

Dr. Emerson and Dr. Pressman are renown scholars in the field of electronic literature.  Their continued work in the field has helped to establish its place in the academy and beyond.

We relay our gratitude to Dr. Wardrip-Fruin for his years of service, since he joined the board in 2003. He has served as a vice president, attended ELO conferences, and had work in both volumes of the Collection. He worked on PAD project, co-writing Acid-Free Bits and worked as a co-author of the Born-Again Bits report. He also helped to convert the ELO site to the current eliterature.org.  Thank you for all your years of service.

Some information about our new member of the board of directors and our new treasurer follows:

Lori Emerson

Lori Emerson is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She writes on digital literature, experimental American and Canadian writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory. You can find some of her published essays here: http://loriemerson.net/curriculum-vitae/

In addition to directing the Media Archaeology Lab, she is currently working on two book projects. The first is a monograph, Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2014). The second is The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Humanities, co-edited with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming 2014). Emerson is also co-editor, with Derek Beaulieu, of Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013) and co-editor, with Darren Wershler, of The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books 2007).


Jessica Pressman

Jessica Pressman researches and teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental American literature, digital literature, and media theory.  She is currently a Fellow with the American Council of Learned Societies and a Visiting Scholar in the Literature Department at UCSD. She was Assistant Professor of English at Yale University (2008-2012) and received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA (2007). Her monograph on digital poetics, Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media, is under contract with Oxford University Press; Transverse Reading Electronic Literature, a Collaborative Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit],” co-written with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, is under contract with Iowa University Press; New Paradigms for the Humanities: Comparative Textual Medium, co-edited with N. Katherine Hayles, is forthcoming with Minnesota University Press. She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the fetishization of the book object in 21st-century print and digital literary culture.  Pressman is Articles Editor for Digital Humanities Quarterly, President of the MLA Media & Literature Executive Committee, and Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization and Board Member for the online journal of digital art Dichtung-Digital.  Her full CV can be found at www.jessicapressman.com.


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