Major Grant Funded Projects

Lead Researcher, CASCADE (Computational Analysis of Semantic Change across Different Environments), Horizon Europe MSCA Doctoral Network, 2024-2027.

Principal Investigator, C21 Editions: Editing and Publishing in the Digital Age (IRC/W001489/1 & AH/W001489/1), Irish Research Council & AHRC UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities, 2021-2024.

Books

O’Sullivan, James, Towards a Digital Poetics: Electronic Literature & Literary Game, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Edited Books

Kelleher, Margaret, and James O’Sullivan (eds.), Technology in Irish Literature & Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James (ed.), The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Digital Humanities, Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James (ed.), Digital Art in Ireland: New Media and Irish Artistic Practice, Anthem Press, 2021.

Grigar, Dene, and James O’Sullivan (eds.), Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices, Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Ross, Shawna, and James O’Sullivan (eds.), Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Selected Book Chapters

O’Sullivan, James, Digital Humanities: Neoliberal Logic, Class, and Social Relevance, in What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom, edited by Brian Croxall & Diane K. Jakacki, University of Minnesota Press, 2023, pp. 40-50.

O’Sullivan, James, Literary Games, Walking Simulators and the New Wave of Digital Fiction, in The Routledge Companion to Literary Media, edited by Astrid Ensslin, Julia Round & Thomas Bronwen, Taylor & Francis, 2023, pp. 255-267.

O’Sullivan, James, Irish Digital Literature, in Technology in Irish Literature & Culture, edited by Margaret Kelleher and James O’Sullivan, Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp. 308-326.

O’Sullivan, James, Publishing Electronic Literature, in Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, & Practices, edited by Dene Grigar and James O’Sullivan, Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, pp. 255-266.

O’Sullivan, James, and Dene Grigar, The Origins of Electronic Literature as Net/Web Art, in The SAGE Handbook of Web History, edited by Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan, SAGE, 2019, pp. 428-440.

Heckman, Davin, and James O’Sullivan, Electronic Literature: Contexts and Poetics, in Literary Studies in a Digital Age, edited by Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens, Modern Language Association, 2018.

Heckman, Davin, and James O’Sullivan, 'your visit will leave a permanent mark’: Poetics in the Post-Digital Economy, in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature, edited by Joseph Tabbi, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, pp. 95-112.

Mattson, Mark, Sarah Pickle, Andrew Gearhart, and James O’Sullivan, Infrastructure for Open Access: Mechanics, Economics, Politics, in Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communications, edited by Kevin L. Smith and Katherine A. Dickson, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, pp. 161-181.

O’Sullivan, James, Christopher P. Long, and Mark Mattson, Dissemination as Cultivation: Scholarly Communications in a Digital Age, in Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research, edited by Constance Crompton Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens, Routledge, 2016, pp. 384-397.

Selected Journal Articles

Greene, Derek, O'Sullivan, James, and Daragh O'Reilly, Topic modelling literary interviews from The Paris Review, in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities vol. 39, issue 1, 2024, pp. 142-153.

O’Sullivan, James, and Michael Pidd, The born-digital in future digital scholarly editing and publishing, in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications vol. 10, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James, The sociology of style: The sociology of style: Writing and influence within literary families, in Poetics vol. 92, Part A, 2022.

McCarthy, Rachel, and James O’Sullivan, Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?, in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities vol. 36, issue 2, 2021, pp. 383-391.

O’Sullivan, James, The Digital Humanities in Ireland, in Digital Studies/Le champ numérique vol. 10, 2020.

O’Sullivan, James, Electronic Literature in Ireland, in Electronic Book Review, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, The Equivalence of Books: Monographs, Prestige, and the Rise of Edge Cases, in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies vol. 24, no. 5, 2018, pp. 494-503.

Weidman, Sean G., and James O’Sullivan, The Limits of Distinctive Words: Re-Evaluating Literature’s Gender Marker Debate, in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, vol. 33, no. 2, 2018, pp. 374–390.

O’Sullivan, James, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Maciej Eder, and Jan Rybicki, Measuring Joycean Influences on Flann O’Brien, in Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique vol. 8, no. 1, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, ‘The Dream of an Island’: Dear Esther and the Digital Sublime, Paradoxa vol. 29, special issue entitled Small Screen Fiction, edited by Astrid Ensslin, Pawel Frelik, and Lisa Swanstrom, 2017, pp. 317-26.

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, in Digital Humanities Quarterly vol. 11, no. 3, 2017.

Gade, Prasad, Mary Galvin, James O’Sullivan, Paul Walsh, and Órla Murphy, Reactions to Imagery Generated Using Computational Aesthetic Measures, in Leonardo vol. 50, no. 5, 2017, pp. 453-460.

O’Sullivan, James, Modernist Intermediality: The False Dichotomy between High Modernism and Mass Culture, in English Studies vol. 98, no. 3,2017, pp. 283–309

Fuller, Simon, and James O’Sullivan, Structure over Style: Collaborative Authorship and the Revival of Literary Capitalism, in Digital Humanities Quarterly vol. 11, no. 1, 2017.

Allen, Graham, and James O’Sullivan, Collapsing Generation and Reception: Holes as Electronic Literary Impermanence, in Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 15, 2016.

O’Sullivan, James, Diane Jakacki, and Mary Galvin, Programming in the Digital Humanities, in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, vol. 30, suppl 1, eds. by Melissa Terras, Claire Chivaz, Deb Verhoeven, and Frederic Kaplan, 2015, pp. i142–i147.

O’Sullivan, James, Órla Murphy, and Shawn Day, The Emergence of the Digital Humanities in Ireland, in Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, The New Apparatus of Influence: Material Modernism in the Digital Age, in International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 226–238.

O’Sullivan, James, Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon, in Genetic Joyce Studies 14, 2014.

O’Sullivan, James, Time and Technology in Orlando, in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews vol. 27, no. 1, 2014, pp. 40–45.

Other

O’Sullivan, James (curator), Data|Art, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork, 2023.

Irish Literary Network, 2023.

Irish Film Poetry Archive (10.7486/DRI.z6044q33h), 2023.

Murphy, Órla, Shawn Day, and James O’Sullivan, A Report on Digital Humanities at University College Cork, in Chinese Journal of Digital Humanities 数字人文 no. 3, 2020, pp. 169-174.

The Digital Archive of the Cork Film Festival, 2020.

Nilsson-Fernàndez, Pedro and James O’Sullivan (eds.), ELO2019 Gathering (Cork, Ireland), in Electronic Book Review, 2020.

Clarke, Chris & James O’Sullivan (curators), Peripheries: ELO2019 Exhibition Programme, The Glucksman, University College Cork, 2019.

O’Sullivan, James, DHSI Colloquium Special Collection, in Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique vol. 8, no. 1, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of Some Digital Edge Cases, for The Academic Book of the Future project, University College London, 2017.

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

Chenier, Natasha R., and James O’Sullivan, Regarding the Joyce Word Dictionary, in James Joyce Quarterly vol. 53, no. 1–2, 2016, pp. 17–21.

Essays, Features & Reviews

O'Sullivan, James, Are these the 5 best literary video games of all time?, in RTÉ Brainstorm, 2024.

Whittle, Sophie, O'Sullivan, James, and Michael Pidd, AI and the Editor, in The Future of Text vol. IV, ed. Frode Alexander Hegland, 2023, pp. 106-109.

O’Sullivan, James, Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation speech was not all about her, in British Politics & Policy, London School of Economics, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James, The golden age of video games is over, in RTÉ Brainstorm, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James, Are the Clintons actually writing their novels?, in The Conversation, 2023.

O’Sullivan, James, The Brontës, the Shelleys, Kingsley and Martin Amis: new research suggests literary relatives share similar writing styles, in The Conversation, 2021.

O’Sullivan, James, Text Is Dead, Long Live Text!, in The Future of Text vol. I, ed. Frode Alexander Hegland, 2020, p. 206.

McCarthy, Rachel, and James O’Sullivan, Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?, in The Irish Times, 2020.

O’Sullivan, James, We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency, in The Irish Times, 2020.

O’Sullivan, James, Good literature can come in digital forms: just look to the world of video games, in The Conversation, 2019.

O’Sullivan, James, Literary Cork, in Stranger’s Guide Issue 4 (Ireland), 2019,pp. 47-51.

O’Sullivan, James, The humanities have a reproducibility problem, in Talking Humanities, 2019.

O’Sullivan, James, The Place of Literature in a City Rising, in Blog // Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, Edge cases as academic possibility, in Talking Humanities, 2018./p>

O’Sullivan, James, ‘Places We Actually Go’: Three Irish Poets’ Debuts, in Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, We Need to Talk about the Digital Humanities Job, in Talking Humanities, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Co-Authors – but Who Did the Writing?, in The Guardian, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, Forget the Ivory Tower – Lecturers Are Working Class Too, in The Irish Times, 2018.

O’Sullivan, James, Universities Have Become like Ikea – Just Follow the Instructions, in The Irish Times, 2018.

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

O’Sullivan, James, Electronic Literature’s Contemporary Moment: Breeze and Campbell’s ‘All the Delicate Duplicates’, in Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017.

O’Sullivan, James, Computing differences in language between male and female authors, in RTÉ Brainstorm, 2017.

O’Sullivan, James, The Realities of Independent Publishing in Ireland, in The Irish Times, 2017.

O’Sullivan, James, Why You Don’t Need to Write Much to Be the World’s Bestselling Author, in The Conversation, 2017.

Selected Conference Contributions

O’Sullivan, James, DH Pedagogy in Ireland as Neo-Liberal Logic or Social Opportunity?, Digital Humanities (DH2023), Graz, 2023.

Kurzmeier, Michael, James O’Sullivan, Michael Pidd, Órla Murphy, Bridgette Wessels, and Sophie Whittle, Building a Digital Edition from Archived Social Media Content, Digital Humanities (DH2023), Graz, 2023.

Kurzmeier, Michael, James O’Sullivan, Michael Pidd, Órla Murphy, and Bridgette Wessels, Preservability and Preservation of Digital Scholarly Editions, IIPC General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference, Hilversum, 2023.

Kurzmeier, Michael, James O’Sullivan, Órla Murphy, Michael Pidd, and Bridgette Wessels, A Quantitative Analysis of Digital Scholarly Editions, Digital Humanities Congress, Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield, 2022.

O’Sullivan, James, Michael Pidd, Órla Murphy, Bridgette Wessels, with Michael Kurzmeier, Perspectives on the Future of Digital Editions & Publishing, Digital Humanities (DH2022), Tokyo, 2022.

Nelson, Jason, Alinta Krauth, James O’Sullivan, Justin Tonra, and Anne Karhio, Digital Literature & Art: Interface as Creative Device, Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, 2017.

O’Sullivan, James, Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of some Digital Edge Cases, SHARP: Technologies of the Book, Victoria, British Columbia, 2017.

Faull, Katherine Mary, Diane Jakacki, James O’Sullivan, Amy Earhart, and Micki Kaufman, Access, Ownership, Protection: The Ethics of Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities (DH2016), Kraków, 2016.

O’Sullivan, James, Michelle Shade, and Ben Rowles, Player-Driven Content: Analysing Textual Communications in Online Roleplay, Digital Humanities (DH2016), Kraków, 2016.

O’Sullivan, James, The Evolution of E-Lit, Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO2016), Victoria, British Columbia, 2016.

O’Sullivan, James, Electronic Literature: A Publisher’s Perspective, Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO2015), Bergen, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, Computational approaches to Ireland’s Contemporary Literary Journals, Digital Humanities (DH2015), Sydney, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, Electronic Literature and the Politics of Process, Digital Humanities (DH2015), Sydney, 2015.

Weidman, Sean, and James O’Sullivan, Gender Markers: Distinctive Words in Male and Female Authorship, Digital Humanities (DH2015), Sydney, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, Irish Literature as Born-Digital, MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, 2015.

Jakacki, Diane, Katherine Faull, Dot Porter, and James O’Sullivan, The Ethics of Data Curation: The Quandary of Access vs. Protection, Keystone Digital Humanities, Philadelphia, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, and Diane Jakacki, What we make of Code: The Role of Programming in the Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities (DH2014), Lausanne, 2014.

Durity, Anthony, and James O’Sullivan, On Reusability and Electronic Literature, Digital Humanities (DH2014), Lausanne, 2014.

Fuller, Simon, and James O’Sullivan, Beyond Style: Literary Capitalism and the Publishing Industry, Digital Humanities (DH2014), Lausanne, 2014.

O’Sullivan, James, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Maciej Eder, and Jan Rybicki, Two Irish Birds: A Stylometric Analysis of James Joyce and Flann O’Brien, Digital Humanities (DH2014), Lausanne, 2014.

Fuller, Simon, and James O’Sullivan, ‘More or less all plot’: A Rolling Delta Analysis of the Commodification of Collaboration, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, Saint Catharine’s, 2014.

O’Sullivan, James, Materiality and Form in Electronic Literature, Society for Digital Humanities Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo, 2012.

Creative Writing

Corpse Paths, in The Stinging Fly, Issue 41, vol. 2, 2019.

Vienna, in Southword 35, 2018.

The State Theatre, in Banshee 6, 2018.

Ghosts, in Prairie Schooner vol. 91, no. 3, 2017.

Galaxies, in Prairie Schooner vol. 91, no. 3, 2017.

Rust, in Poetry Salzburg Review no. 30, 2017.

Abandoned Places, in Poetry Salzburg Review no. 30, 2017.

O’Sullivan, James, Courting Katie, Salmon Poetry, 2017.

Picture Box, in Crannóg, Issue 43, 2016.

Different Kinds of Life, in Southword 29A, 2016.

Extract from Designing Waste, in Banshee 1, 2015.

The Laundry, in Cyphers, 2015.

O’Sullivan, James, Groundwork, Alba Publishing, 2014.

Children’s Ward, in Southword 25, 2013.

Remember When, in The SHOp, Issue 43, 2013.

Moll’s Gap, in Revival Literary Journal, Issue 26, 2013.

O’Sullivan, James, Kneeling on the Redwood Floor, Lapwing Publications, 2013.