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Hannah Maria Leontine Ackermans

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  • E-mailhannah.ackermans@uib.no
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    Sydnesplassen 7
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Hannah Ackermans defended their dissertation The (Inter)Faces of Electronic Literature: Scholarly Experiments that Built a DH Field in Digital Culture from the University of Bergen. Throughout their PhD, they have taught courses on electronic literature and digital humanities, co-organized the Digital Humanities Network at UiB, and served as co-convenor of the Digital Culture research group. Additionally, Ackermans was an editorial board member of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, co-organizer of the Electronic Literature Organization annual global conference in 2021, and editor of the Platform [Post] Pandemic special issue (‘gathering’) in Electronic Book Review. Ackermans’ current research focuses on disability justice and accessibility in digital media.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Follow the Pathfinders: a Case Study Approach to Production, Use, and Readership on Scalar. Hyperrhiz: New Media Culture.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Better with the Sound On; or, The Singularity of Reading and Writing Under Constraint. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) (2020). How an Academic Companion Website Makes Media-Specific Arguments. American Quarterly. 1011-1020.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Appealing to Your Better Judgement: A Call for Database Criticism. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) (2019). Electronic Literature in the Database and the Database in Electronic Literature. Communications, Media, Design. 5-18.
  • Show author(s) (2015). The Imprisoned Text: An Analysis of the Performativity of the Preservational Acts of Archives. BLIK: tijdschrift voor audiovisuele cultuur. 9-18.
  • Show author(s) (2015). From Letters to Vlog Entries: Truthfulness as a Literary Trope in Fictional Life Writing. Frame Journal of Literary Studies. 135-148.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). A Stretch of the Imagination: Transforming Writing Under Constraint into an Inclusive Practice .
  • Show author(s) (2019). Nodes Without Edges: Peripheries of the Database.
  • Show author(s) (2019). How to Review a Database.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) (2021). Classroom Netprov: A Walkthrough of Electronic Literature Support Group for Teachers. Kairos.
  • Show author(s) (2016). "Flows Dream / Shapes Hold": Tijdsgebondenheid, Overwriting, en Remixen in Generatieve Dichtkunst. Vooys: tijdschrift voor letteren. 21-32.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2021). [book review] Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities. Contemporary Women's Writing (CWW).
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2021). Genre-bending on an Academic Platform: Three Creative Works on Scalar. 5 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Narrating the Sociality of the Database: A Digital Hermeneutic Reading of The Atlas Group Archive and haikU. 5 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2020). Born-Digital Publications: Public Databases, Hypertext Journals, and Companion Websites as Digital Humanities Tools. Diggit Magazine.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

The (Inter)Faces of Electronic Literature: Scholarly Experiments that Built a DH Field

Through a series of case studies, my dissertation analyzes the formative nature of interfaces in the field of electronic literature, ranging from public databases to born-digital publication platforms and genres. I also include literary analysis of works of electronic literature to uncover the arguments inscribed into interface structures. Considering these projects as interfaces does not take away from the human elements of research, but rather recognizes that interfaces consolidate the various scholarly, social, and technological processes that together make up the field of electronic literature. In this dissertation, I argue that digital research practices in electronic literature materially conceptualize their subject and readers and how this affects the development of the field.