James O'Sullivan UCC DH

Dr James O’Sullivan

Dr James O’Sullivan is a graduate of the UCC PhD in DAH programme and joined UCC as Lecturer in Digital Humanities in July 2017. He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University, as well as adjunct roles at Washington State University, Vancouver, and Cork Institute of Technology. He has developed and taught courses on DH theories, text analysis, electronic literature, literary gaming, and digital publishing. He has been published in all of the leading peer-reviewed DH journals, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Digital Humanities Quarterly, as well as in discipline-specific peer-reviewed venues like Leonardo, Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, English Studies, and Genetic Joyce Studies. He has contributed chapters to several key texts on the Digital Humanities, including Literary Studies in a Digital Age (MLA 2017) and Doing Digital Humanities (Routledge 2016). His work has drawn attention from various national media outlets, including NewsTalk and Books Ireland. He has also presented at all of the field’s major conferences, and was shortlisted for the Fortier Prize in 2014. He and Shawna Ross are the editors of Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). He is also the editor of two forthcoming collections, Digital Humanities for Literary Studies (Penn State Press 2018) and Electronic Literature: Contexts, Forms, and Practices (West Virginia University Press 2018). His monograph on the aesthetics of electronic literature is in press with Palgrave, and due to be published in 2018. James has contributed to numerous DH projects, including The Exegesis Project and Joyce Word Dictionary. James is Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (one of the field’s largest community gatherings), as well as Chair of the DHSI Conference and Colloquium, at the University of Victoria. James has previously served as a member of the Association for Computers and the Humanities’ Standing Committee on Affiliates (Jan 2015-Jan 2017), Communications Fellow for European Association for Digital Humanities (July 2014-16), and as an appointed member of the Executive Board of the ADHO’s GO::DH initiative, tasked with tackling issues of diversity within the DH community (2014-2015). He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Courting Katie (Salmon Poetry 2017), and James includes third-place in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2016 among his honours. James is the Founding Editor of New Binary Press and Digital Literary Studies. He has written on education and literature for venues such as The Guardian, The Conversation, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.