Astrid Ensslins bilde
Carlota Megias
  • E-postAstrid.Ensslin@uib.no
  • Besøksadresse
    Sydnesplassen 7
    5007 Bergen
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen


My research sits at the multiple intersections between digital media/culture, literary studies and applied linguistics. My research involves numerous interdisciplinary projects, such as combining digital fiction research with body image psychology; and studying speech accents in videogames using machine learning techniques.

Recent research projects include:

  • "Writing New Bodies: Critical Co-design for 21st Century Digital-born Bibliotherapy" (PI, SSHRC Insight Grant, approx. $208,000; 2018-2020)
  • "Dyscorpia: the Future of Art at the Intersections of the Body and Technology" (CI, SSHRC Connections Grant, $42,585, 2018-2019)
  • "Speech Accents in Games": folk linguistic player discourses, character voice design, and speech recognition / deep learning (PI on SSHRC ReFiG sub-project, approx. $18,000; CI on KIAS Cluster grant, "Deep Learning for Sound Recognition," 2017-18) 
  • Digital Narratives around the World (KIAS Dialog Grant, $1770, 2017) - symposium and evolving research groups
  • Reading Digital Fiction (AHRC-funded, UK-based, approx. $420,000)
  • Monograph project (with Alice Bell): Digital Fiction and the Unnatural: Theory, Method, Analysis; forthcoming with Ohio State University Press, 2021 (Sheila Watson Recruitment Fellowship, $10,000, 2016-2018)
  • The Lore of Pre-Web Electronic Literature and The Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext (Endowment Fund for the Future: Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Fund: $2,500, 2018; Visiting Scholarship, Electronic Literature Lab, Washington State University, Vancouver, 2019) 

Follow this link for more information, for example about my past research projects, a full list of publications and my current CV.


My past and current teaching has been mostly in media, communication and cultural studies, and particularly in digital media, videogames, electronic literature and digital fiction, transmedial narratology and, quite some time ago, German language, literature and culture.

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The possibilities of illness narratives in virtual reality for bodies at the margins. Digital Creativity. 128-156.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Developing a Choice-Based Digital Fiction for Body Image Bibliotherapy. Frontiers in Communication.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Divine intervention: Multimodal pragmatics and unconventional opposition in performed character speech in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Pragmatics & Beyond New Series. 205-227.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Developing a Choice-Based Digital Fiction for Body Image Bibliotherapy. Frontiers in Communication.
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Video Games in/as Digital Humanities? Corpora, Code and Critical Co-Design .
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Videogames, Digital Fiction, and the Unnatural.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Posthuman Healing and Critical Digital Fiction Co-Design.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Literary Gaming: Digital Culture Between Narrative Play and Electronic Literature.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). "On the Effect(s) of Living Backwards”: A Platform-critical, Collaborative Analysis of Kathryn Cramer’s In Small & Large Pieces.
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Pre-web Digital Publishing and the Lore of Electronic Literature.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Digital Fiction and the Unnatural: Transmedial Narrative Theory, Method, and Analysis.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Traversal of Richard Smyth’s ‘Genetis: A Rhizography'.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Traversal of Kathy Mac’s Unnatural Habitats.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Kathryn Cramer’s Traversal of “In Small & Large Pieces”.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Video Games as Complex Narratives and Embodied Metalepsis.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Unnatural Spaces in The Pickle Index: Inscrutable Mapping and Post-digital Dys-topicalization.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Reading Hyperlinks in Digital Fiction: an Empirical Approach.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Bodies in E-lit. 12 sider.

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For a complete list of books and articles please visit: https://astridensslin.wordpress.com/publications/