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Scholarly Publications


O’Sullivan, James. Towards a Digital Poetics: Electronic Literature & Literary Games. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. [Print][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Edited Books

O’Sullivan, James, editor. Digital Art in Ireland: New Media and Irish Artistic Practice. Anthem Press, 2021. [Print][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Grigar, Dene, and James O’Sullivan, editors. Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. [Print][Bloomsbury Collections][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Ross, Shawna, and James O’Sullivan, editors. Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. [Print][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Book Chapters

O’Sullivan, James. “Publishing Electronic Literature.” Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices, edited by Dene Grigar and James O’Sullivan, Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, pp. 255-266. [Print][Bloomsbury Collections][WorldCat][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, and Dene Grigar. “The Origins of Electronic Literature as Net/Web Art.” The SAGE Handbook of Web History, edited by Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan, SAGE, 2019, pp. 428–40. [WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Heckman, Davin, and James O’Sullivan. “Electronic Literature: Contexts and Poetics.” Literary Studies in a Digital Age, edited by Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens, Modern Language Association, 2018, doi:10.1632/lsda.2018.14. [Web][Google Scholar]

Heckman, Davin, and James O’Sullivan. “‘your Visit Will Leave a Permanent Mark’: Poetics in the Post-Digital Economy.” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature, edited by Joseph Tabbi, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, pp. 95–112. [WorldCat][Google Scholar]

Mattson, Mark, Sarah Pickle, Andrew Gearhart, and James O’Sullivan. “Infrastructure for Open Access: Mechanics, Economics, Politics.” Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communications, edited by Kevin L. Smith and Katherine A. Dickson, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, pp. 161–81. [WorldCat][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, Christopher P. Long, and Mark Mattson. “Dissemination as Cultivation: Scholarly Communications in a Digital Age.” Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research, edited by Constance Crompton Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens, Routledge, 2016, pp. 384–97. [WorldCat][CORA][Google Scholar]

Selected Journal Articles

O’Sullivan, James. “The Digital Humanities in Ireland.” Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, vol. 10, 2020, doi:10.16995/dscn.374. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

McCarthy, Rachel, and James O’Sullivan. “Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2020, doi: 10.1093/llc/fqaa031. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Electronic Literature in Ireland.” Electronic Book Review, 2018, doi:10.7273/5mgv-mc25. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “The Equivalence of Books: Monographs, Prestige, and the Rise of Edge Cases.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 24, no. 5, 2018, pp. 494-503, doi:10.1177/1354856518780457. [Web][WorldCat][CORA][Google Scholar]

Weidman, Sean G., and James O’Sullivan. “The Limits of Distinctive Words: Re-Evaluating Literature’s Gender Marker Debate.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, vol. 33, no. 2, 2018, pp. 374–390, doi:10.1093/llc/fqx017. [Web][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Maciej Eder, and Jan Rybicki. “Measuring Joycean Influences on Flann O’Brien.” Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018, doi:10.16995/dscn.288. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “‘The Dream of an Island’: Dear Esther and the Digital Sublime.” Paradoxa, edited by Astrid Ensslin, Pawel Frelik, and Lisa Swanstrom, vol. 29, special issue entitled Small Screen Fiction, 2017, pp. 313–26. [WorldCat][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

Hswe, Patricia, Tara LaLonde, Kate Miffitt, James O’Sullivan, Sarah Pickle, Nathan Piekielek, Heather Ross, and Albert Rozo. “A Tale of Two Internships: Developing Digital Skills through Engaged Scholarship.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 3, 2017. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

Gade, Prasad, Mary Galvin, James O’Sullivan, Paul Walsh, and Órla Murphy. “Reactions to Imagery Generated Using Computational Aesthetic Measures.” Leonardo, vol. 50, no. 5, Oct. 2017, pp. 453–60, doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01348. [Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Modernist Intermediality: The False Dichotomy between High Modernism and Mass Culture.” English Studies, vol. 98, no. 3, 2017, pp. 283–309, doi:10.1080/0013838X.2016.1246136. [Google Scholar]

Fuller, Simon, and James O’Sullivan. “Structure over Style: Collaborative Authorship and the Revival of Literary Capitalism.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 1, 2017. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

Allen, Graham, and James O’Sullivan. “Collapsing Generation and Reception: Holes as Electronic Literary Impermanence.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, edited by Helen J. Burgess, no. 15, 2016, doi:10.20415/hyp/015.e01. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, Diane Jakacki, and Mary Galvin. “Programming in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, edited by Melissa Terras, Claire Chivaz, Deb Verhoeven, and Frederic Kaplan, vol. 30, no. suppl 1, 2015, pp. i142–47, doi:10.1093/llc/fqv042. [Web][WorldCat][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, Órla Murphy, and Shawn Day. “The Emergence of the Digital Humanities in Ireland.” Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, 2015. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “The New Apparatus of Influence: Material Modernism in the Digital Age.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 226–38. [Web][WorldCat][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon.” Genetic Joyce Studies, no. 14, 2014. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Time and Technology in Orlando.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, vol. 27, no. 1, 2014, pp. 40–45, doi:10.1080/0895769X.2014.880143. [Web][WorldCat][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]


O’Sullivan, James. Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of Some Digital Edge Cases. The Academic Book of the Future Project, University College London, 2017. [CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

Edited Special Issues

Nilsson-Fernàndez, Pedro and James O’Sullivan. “ELO2019 Gathering (Cork, Ireland).” Electronic Book Review, 2020. [Web]

O’Sullivan, James. “DHSI Colloquium Special Collection.” Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018, doi:10.16995/dscn.286. [Web]

O’Sullivan, James, Mary Galvin, and Diane Jakacki. “DHSI Colloquium 2014 Special Issue.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 1, 2016. [Web]


O’Sullivan, James. “Text Is Dead, Long Live Text!” The Future of Text, edited by Frode Alexander Hegland, 2020, p. 206, doi: 10.48197/fot2020a. [Web][CORA][Zenodo][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James, editor/chair. Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO2019): Programme & Book of Abstracts. University College Cork, July 2019. [CORA][Google Scholar]

Clarke, Chris & James O’Sullivan, curators. Peripheries: ELO2019 Exhibition Programme. University College Cork, July 2019. [CORA][Google Scholar]

Selected Digital Projects

The Digital Archive of the Cork International Film Festival
Zebrapedia.org: Distributed Scholarship and Philip K. Dick’s Exegesis
The Joyce Word Dictionary
The Works of Mary Devenport O’Neill

Selected Essays, Features & Reviews

McCarthy, Rachel, and James O’Sullivan. “Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?” The Irish Times, July 2020. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency.” The Irish Times, June 2020. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Good literature can come in digital forms: just look to the world of video games.” The Conversation, December 2019. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Literary Cork.” Stranger’s Guide, Ireland, Issue 4, 2019. pp. 47-51. [Print][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “The humanities have a reproducibility problem.” Talking Humanities, July 2019. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “The Place of Literature in a City Rising.” Blog // Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2018. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Edge cases as academic possibility.” Talking Humanities, November 2018. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “‘Places We Actually Go’: Three Irish Poets’ Debuts.” Los Angeles Review of Books, August 2018. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “We Need to Talk about the Digital Humanities Job.” Talking Humanities, July 2018. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Co-Authors – but Who Did the Writing?” The Guardian, June 2018. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Forget the Ivory Tower – Lecturers Are Working Class Too.” The Irish Times, April 2018. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Introduction: Digital Humanities as Dissonant.” Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018. doi:10.16995/dscn.286. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Universities Have Become like Ikea – Just Follow the Instructions.” The Irish Times, February 2018. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Publishing Holes.” Holes: Decade I, New Binary Press, 2017, pp. 109–13.

O’Sullivan, James. “Electronic Literature’s Contemporary Moment: Breeze and Campbell’s ‘All the Delicate Duplicates.’” Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2017. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Computing differences in language between male and female authors.” RTÉ Brainstorm, October 2017. [Web][CORA][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “The Realities of Independent Publishing in Ireland.” The Irish Times, June 2017. [Web][Google Scholar]

O’Sullivan, James. “Why You Don’t Need to Write Much to Be the World’s Bestselling Author.” The Conversation, April 2017. [Web][Google Scholar]

Chenier, Natasha R., and James O’Sullivan. “Regarding the Joyce Word Dictionary.” James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 1–2, Fall 2015-Winter 2016, pp. 17–21. [Web][Google Scholar]

Creative Publications

Poetry Collections

O’Sullivan, James. Courting Katie. Salmon Poetry, 2017.
O’Sullivan, James. Groundwork. Alba Publishing, 2014.
O’Sullivan, James. Kneeling on the Redwood Floor. Lapwing Publications, 2011.

Selected Poetry

“Corpse Paths”, The Stinging Fly, Issue 41, vol. 2, summer 2020.
“Smoke”, Smithereens Literary Magazine, Issue 2, 2018.
“Vienna”, Southword, Issue 35, 2018.
“The State Theatre”, Banshee, Issue 6, spring/summer 2018.
“Ghosts” & “Galaxies”, Prairie Schooner, vol. 91, no. 3, 2017.
“Rust” & “Abandoned Places”, Poetry Salzburg Review, no. 30, 2017.
“Different Kinds of Life”, On the Banks: Cork City in Poems and Song, 2016.
“Room Service”, Quarryman, vol. II, 2016.
“Picture Box”, Crannóg, Issue 43, autumn 2016.
Extract from “Designing Waste”, Banshee, Issue 1, autumn 2015.
“Different Kinds of Life”, Southword, Issue 29A, April/May 2016.
“The Laundry”, Cyphers, spring/summer 2015.
“Eyre Square”, The Bohemyth, August 2014.
“Silent Places”, New Eyes On The Great Book, 2014.
“There are Spiders”, Skylight 47, Issue 3, winter 2014.
“Children’s Ward”, Southword, Issue 25, December/January 2013.
“Remember When”, The SHOp, Issue 43, autumn 2013.
“While You Were Dancing”, Bare Hands, Issue 17, August 2013.
“Moll’s Gap”, Revival Literary Journal, Issue 26, June 2013.
“Shepherd”, Wordlegs, November 2011.