Our Research

As explained in the overview of our empirical work, we are focussing on four primary areas in our empirical work:

  1. Second-person narration
  2. Multimodality
  3. Immersion
  4. Hyperlinks

For more information about our findings, please see the Non-Technical Summaries of our Research and Conference Papers and Publications.

Bell, A., Ensslin, A., van der Bom, I., and Smith, J. (2016) ‘Studying Readers of WALLPAPER: Digital fiction and Immersion ,  University of Cagliari, Sardinia, 27-30 July 2016.

Skains, L., Bell, A., and Ensslin, A. (2016) ‘Gaming the Composition: An ethnographic study on composing ergodic fiction‘. [Poster] International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 4-9 July 2016.

Bell, A., Ensslin, A., van der Bom, I., and Smith, J. (2016) ‘Immersed in WALLPAPER: Cognitive Narratology, Digital Fiction, and Reader-Response Research.’ Mind-Media-Narrative conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, 27-30 June 2016.

Ensslin, A., Bell, A., van der Bom, I., and Smith, J. (2016) ‘Studying Readers of WALLPAPER: Media-specific Cognitive Deixis and Immersive Hybridity . Electronic Literature Conference, Victoria, Canada, 10-12 June 2016.

Ensslin, A. (2015) ‘Digital Fiction: Texts, Technologies, Techniques of Reading‘. Academic Book Week (Bangor Event). University of Bangor, Wales, 2 December 2015.

Bell, A. (2015) ‘Digital fiction: Technology and Form‘. The Book: Changing Technologies Conference, Bank Street Arts Gallery, Sheffield, England, 30th October 2015.

Bell, A. and Ensslin. A. (2015) ‘Digital Fiction: The Future of the Book?‘ 2015 Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize Catalogue. John Clark (Ed.) Bank Street Arts Publication.

Bell, A., Ensslin, A. and Smith, J. (2015) ‘Digital Fiction, Readers and You: An Empirical Approach‘. Reader Response Research in Stylistics SIG Workshop, Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, 15th-18th July 2015.

Bell, A., Ensslin, A. and Smith, J. (2015) ‘Studying “Readers” of Digital Fiction: “You” in The Princess Murderer’. Experimental Narratives: from the Novel to Digital Storytelling, Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House, University of London, England, 26-27 February 2015.

Ensslin, A., Bell, A. and Smith, J. (2014) ‘Exploring Methodologies for Studying Readers of Digital-Born Fiction‘. The Reader in Stylistics: Real, Ideal or Implied…? Conference, University of Nottingham, England, 24 June 2014.

Smith, J., Bell, A., and Ensslin, A. (2014) ‘How Do “You” Read Digital Fiction? An Empirical Approach’. Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society Research Conference, England, 10 June 2014.

Ensslin, A., Bell, A. and Smith, J. (2014) ‘Exploring Methodologies for Studying Readers of Digital-Born Fiction’. Bangor University, School of Creative Studies and Media, Wales, 30 April 2014.

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