Category Archives: Digital Literacy

Online resource •  International Crime Fiction, QUB

The International Crime Fiction Research Group, based at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities in Queen’s University Belfast, was created in 2013.

It brings together scholars from disciplines such as literature, film studies and cultural history. Its principal aim is to organise a series of initiatives themed around issues relating to the international genres of crime fiction, in order to establish long-term collaborations with other UK and European scholars and Libraries.

It will involve crime authors and series editors, and other stakeholders in the circulation of crime fiction, such as publishers, critics, translators and specialised retailers.

It builds on a series of conferences held to date by the Ireland-based International Crime Genre Research Network, in partnership with Dr Kate Quinn (University of Galway) and Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (University of Limerick) in Galway (2005), Limerick (2007), Cork (2009) and Belfast (2011)


The Journal of Electronic Publishing • “Disrupting the Humanities”


Special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing: ‘Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities’, edited by Gary Hall and Janneke Adema. This special issue consists of a selection of video-articles by contributors including Mark Amerika, Monika Bakke, Endre Dányi, Johanna Drucker, Lesley Gourlay, Sarah Kember, Silvio Lorusso, Erin Manning, Niamh Moore, Karen Newman, SØren Pold, Craig Saper, and Iris van der Tuin, and is divided into 3 sections:

Please find a table of contents for this special issue underneath.

Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities

The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP)

Volume 19, No. 2 winter 2016

Edited by Janneke Adema and Gary Hall


  1. Maria Bonn, A Note From JEP
  2. Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, Posthumanities: The Dark Side of “The Dark Side of the Digital”

PART ONE – Creating Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Methodologies

Part one of Disrupting the Humanities consists of a radical exploration of new posthumanist methodologies that take into account the agency of technologies and other non-human actants involved in modern forms of knowledge production.

  1. Monika Bakke, Deep Time Environments: Art And The Materiality Of Life Beyond The Human
  1. Lesley Gourlay, Posthuman Texts: Nonhuman Actors, Mediators and Technologies of Inscription
  1. Niamh Moore, “Humanist” Methods in a “More-than-Human” World
  2. Iris van der Tuin, Reading Diffractive Reading: Where and When Does Diffraction Happen?

PART TWO – Performing Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Aesthetics

Part two looks at the ways in which research is mediated and performed. It focuses on a reconsideration of the aesthetics of scholarship, including the “aesthetics of bookishness.” In doing so it investigates the potential of more post-digital, hybrid and multimodal forms of knowledge creation.

  1. Erin Manning, 10 Propositions for Research-Creation
  1. SØren Pold, Ink After Print: Literary Interface Criticism
  1. Johanna Drucker, Diagrammatic Form and Performative Materiality
  2. Silvio Lorusso, The Post-Digital Publishing Archive: An Inventory of Speculative Strategies

PART THREE – Circulating Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Institutions

Part three of Disrupting the Humanities provides a critical examination of how research is disseminated and shared, be it via publication to peers or to students in a pedagogical setting, adopting practices of radical openness and experimentation to challenge the normative and often print-based (neo)liberal humanist assumptions of how scholars in the humanities communicate.

  1. Sarah Kember, At Risk? The Humanities and the Future of Academic Publishing
  1. Endre Dányi, Samizdat Lessons: Three Dimensions of the Politics of Self-Publishing
  1. Craig Saper, Disrupting Scholarship
  1. Mark Amerika, Glitch Ontology (A Video Performance)
  1. Karen Newman, The West Midlands as an ‘Electronic Super Highway’: BOM and the Emergence of New Art Infrastructures

“Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Digital Literature and Art” • 2nd Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference,

Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Digital Literature and Art is the second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, and it took place at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at the Hardiman Research building on NUI Campus, on 20-21 April 2018.

The event was funded by the Irish Research Council and the European Commission via Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

2018 Schedule

See also : Other Codes / Cóid Eile – Digital Literatures in Context, 1st Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference

2017 schedule


Ethics of Coding – A Report on the Algorithmic Condition

Cordis Europa- European Report, 2018

Professor Felicity Colman, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom (KU)
Professor Vera Bühlmann, Technische Universität Wien, Austria (TU)
Professor Aislinn O’Donnell, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland (NUIM)
Professor Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University, Netherlands (UU)


On quantum reading

Quantum Reading (Digital Literacy)

In  ‘quantum physics’ a phenomenon is produced by the intersection of a set of possibilities and an act of perceptual intervention. At the level of granularity we are used to experiencing in daily business, matter appears to operate with a certain consistency according to Newton’s laws. But at the atomic and subatomic level, these consistencies dissolve into probabilities, not certainties, providing contingent, rather than absolute, identities. We should simply think of letters, words, typefaces, graphic forms in the same way. Think of the page as a force field, a set of tensions in relation, which assumes a form when intervened through the productive act of reading. Peculiar? Not really, just unfamiliar as a way to think about ‘things’ as experienced. A slight vertigo can be induced by considering a page as a force field, a set of elements in contingent relation, a set of possibilities, instructions for a potential event. But every reading reinvents a text, produces it, as an intervention, and that is a notion we have long felt comfortable invoking. I’m merely shifting our attention from the ‘productive’ character of signifying field.

(Johanna Drucker, in Graphical Readings and the Visual Aesthetics of Textuality)

‘Introduction to New Materialist Genealogies: New Materialisms, Novel Mentalities, Quantum Literacy’ Vera Bühlmann, Felicity Colman, Iris van der Tuin  (Minnesota Review, Issue 88, 2017, pp. 47-58, Duke University Press)

Katherine Hayles, How we Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis  excellent book on digital literacy and how we read – close text reading to hyper-text reading (online)