Dr James O'Sullivan, University College Cork

Hello! I research and teach across various topics in the digital humanities and digital culture, specifically, digital literary and cultural studies, and computer-assisted criticism. I took up a lectureship in the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork in July 2017. I am a member of the Research and Innovation Committee for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences at UCC, as well as a member of the inaugural board of the Future Humanities Institute at UCC, for which I lead the cluster on Digital Cultures, New Media, & Cultural Analytics.

I have previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University, and have taught in an adjunct capacity at Cork Institute of Technology and Washington State University, Vancouver, and held visiting fellowships at NOVA University, Lisbon, and Trinity College Dublin.

I am the author of Towards a Digital Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), and the editor of several scholarly collections, including The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Digital Humanities (Bloomsbury 2022) and Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). My research has appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed publications, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing and the MLA’s evolving anthology, Literary Studies in a Digital Age.

I am involved with a variety of digital projects, including the Cork Film Festival digital archive and Joyce Word Dictionary.

I presently serve as the Director of DHSI Atlantic, and am a member of the board of Sample-Studios, an artist-led studio group which nurtures a creative environment and provides shared, affordable facilities for arts practitioners from a variety of disciplines. I served as Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, 2013-2019.

Previously, I chaired the first ever instance of the Electronic Literature Organization’s annual conference and media arts festival to be hosted in Ireland, ELO2019, which included the curation of an exhibition entitled Peripheries at the Glucksman gallery.

I have conducted external examinations and assessments at the University of Bergen and the University of Kent, and have been appointed to expert referee panels by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the National Science Centre, Poland (NCN).

I am a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the Modern Language Association (MLA), and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).

As a creative writer, I have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The Stinging Fly, The SHOp, Cyphers, and Southword. I am the author of several collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Courting Katie (Salmon Poetry 2017). I include third-place in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2016 among my honours, and have had the privilege of being a guest reader at national and international festivals and events.

I contribute regular articles and features to a number of periodicals, including The Guardian, The Irish Times, and the LA Review of Books.