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Dr David Ciccoricco

BS Journalism (Colorado), BA Hons, PhD (Canterbury)

Email dave.ciccoricco@otago.ac.nzCiccoricco Web
Phone 64 3 479 6375
Fax 64 3 479 8558
Office 1S9
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail Department of English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


Expertise & Possible Supervision

  • Contemporary narrative fiction; theory and poetics of narrative art.
  • The convergence of digital technology and literary texts, including specific emphasis on "network fiction."
  • Digital fiction, poetry, art and culture; post-humanist discourse.
  • Media studies: language and multimedia and multimodal text/texts in digital culture.
  • Gender studies and digital technology/culture.
  • British/Irish and American modernist writing and culture; American postmodernist writing and culture.
  • The aesthetics of repetition.

Teaching

ENGL 120 Creative Writing: How to Captivate and Persuade
ENGL 126 English for University Purposes

ENGL 220 Creative Writing: Reading for Writers
ENGL 342 Digital Literature: Technologies of Storytelling
(not offered 2018)
ENGL 467 Storyworlds and Cognition

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Publications

Thoss, J., Ensslin, A., & Ciccoricco, D. (2018). Narrative media: The impossibilities of digital storytelling. Poetics Today, 39(3), 623-643. doi: 10.1215/03335372-7032788

Ciccoricco, D. (2017). The end of the book... In S. J. Burn (Ed.), American literature in transition, 1990-2000. (pp. 76-90). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316477069.006

Ciccoricco, D. (2017, March). How to play a parable. Verbal presentation at the Narrative Conference, Lexington, USA.

Ciccoricco, D. (2016). Cybernetic and kinetic: Representing subjectivity in digital fiction. In M. S. Reinerth & J.-N. Thon (Eds.), Subjectivity across media: Interdisciplinary and transmedial perspectives. (pp. 59-74). New York, NY: Routledge.

Ciccoricco, D. (2016). Digital culture and posthumanism. In B. McHale & L. Platt (Eds.), Cambridge history of postmodern literature. (pp. 419-433). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CHO9781316492697.030

Creative Work

Ciccoricco, D., & DelSordi, J. (2012). Neighbour. Hyperrhiz, 9. [Digital artwork]. Retrieved from http://www.hyperrhiz.net/hyperrhiz09

Ciccoricco, D. (2010). For Spalding Gray: Writing (noun). [Poetry] Takahe, 69(1), 47.

Ciccoricco, D. (2010). Oamaru welcomes you. [Poetry] Bravado, 19, 34-35.

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Other Research Output

Ciccoricco, D. (2010, June). The materialities of close reading: 1942, 2010. Project Narrative Seminar, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Public Seminar].

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Authored Book - Research

Ciccoricco, D. (2015). Refiguring minds in narrative media. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 317p.

Ciccoricco, D. (2007). Reading network fiction. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 256p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Ciccoricco, D. (2017). The end of the book... In S. J. Burn (Ed.), American literature in transition, 1990-2000. (pp. 76-90). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316477069.006

Ciccoricco, D. (2016). Cybernetic and kinetic: Representing subjectivity in digital fiction. In M. S. Reinerth & J.-N. Thon (Eds.), Subjectivity across media: Interdisciplinary and transmedial perspectives. (pp. 59-74). New York, NY: Routledge.

Ciccoricco, D. (2016). Digital culture and posthumanism. In B. McHale & L. Platt (Eds.), Cambridge history of postmodern literature. (pp. 419-433). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CHO9781316492697.030

Ciccoricco, D. (2014). Games as stories. In M.-L. Ryan, L. Emerson & B. J. Robertson (Eds.), John Hopkins guide to digital media. (pp. 224-228). Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Ciccoricco, D. (2014). Digital fiction and worlds of perspective. In A. Bell, A. Ensslin & H. K. Rustad (Eds.), Analyzing digital fiction. (pp. 39-56). New York: Routledge.

Ciccoricco, D. (2014). Games as art/literature. In M.-L. Ryan, L. Emerson & B. J. Robertson (Eds.), John Hopkins guide to digital media. (pp. 220-224). Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Ciccoricco, D. (2012). Digital fiction: Networked narratives. In J. Bray, A. Gibbons & B. McHale (Eds.), Routledge companion to experimental literature. (pp. 469-482). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Ciccoricco, D. (2010). Games of interpretation and a graphophiliac God of War. In M. Grishakova & M.-L. Ryan (Eds.), Intermediality and storytelling. (pp. 232-257). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter.

Ciccoricco, D. (2010). A perfect future unread: John Cayley's What we will. In C. E. Ball & J. Kalmbach (Eds.), RAW (Reading and writing): New media. (pp. 101-116). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Ciccoricco, D. (2009). Borges, technology, and the same infinite substance as the night. In S. Herbrechter & I. Callus (Eds.), Cy-Borges: Memories of the posthuman in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. (pp. 73-87). Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Thoss, J., Ensslin, A., & Ciccoricco, D. (2018). Narrative media: The impossibilities of digital storytelling. Poetics Today, 39(3), 623-643. doi: 10.1215/03335372-7032788

Ciccoricco, D. (2016). What [in the world] was postmodernism? An introduction. Electronic Book Review. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/endconstruction/what

Ciccoricco, D. (2012). The materialities of close reading: 1942, 1959, 2009. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 6(1). Retrieved from http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/6/1/000113/000113.html

Ciccoricco, D. (2012). Focalization and digital fiction. Narrative, 20(3), 255-276. doi: 10.1353/nar.2012.0021

Ciccoricco, D. (2012). Narrative, cognition, and the flow of Mirror's Edge. Games & Culture, 7(4), 263-280. doi: 10.1177/1555412012454223

Bell, A., Ensslin, A., Ciccoricco, D., Rustad, H., Laccetti, J., & Pressman, J. (2010). A [s]creed for digital fiction. Electronic Book Review. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/electropoetics/DFINative

Ciccoricco, D., & O'Steen, B. (2008). Digital technology and English pedagogy: From traditional essays to a fabric of digital text. Kairos, 13.1. Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/13.1/praxis/ciccoricco-osteen/index.htm

Ciccoricco, D. (2008). A language of the ordinary, or the eLEET? Electronic Book Review. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/fictionspresent/knotted

Ciccoricco, D. (2007). ″Play, memory″: Shadow of the Colossus and cognitive workouts. Dichtung-Digital, 37. Retrieved from http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2007/ciccoricco.htm%22Play

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Journal - Research Other

Ciccoricco, D. (2015). Undead Letters and Archaeologies of the Imagination [Review of the book Foucault, in winter, in the Linnaeus Garden]. Electronic Book Review. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/fictionspresent/Undying

Ciccoricco, D. (2006). The importance of being narratological [Review]. Electronic Book Review. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/criticalecologies/immersiverip

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ciccoricco, D. (2011). Adaptating [sic] texts: The beauty of machinic perfection and human error. In E. Todd (Ed.), Creative Imitations and Appropriations: From Cinematic Adaptations to Re-makes: Research Colloquium: Programme and Refereed Abstracts. (pp. 5-6). Dunedin, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Ensslin, A., Bell, A., Ciccoricco, D., & Rustad, H. (2010, April). Close-reading digital fiction: Analytic and pedagogic approaches. Poster session presented at the Teaching Digital Writing Conference, Leicester, UK.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Ciccoricco, D. (2017, March). How to play a parable. Verbal presentation at the Narrative Conference, Lexington, USA.

Ciccoricco, D. (2015, June). Postmodernism, cognitive realism, and shoelaces. Verbal presentation at the What [in the World] Was Postmodernism? SYMPOSIUM, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ciccoricco, D. (2014, June). The eternal sunshine of the spotless screen. Verbal presentation at the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) Conference: Hold the Light, Milwaukee, WI.

Ciccoricco, D. (2013, June). Dangerously unreliable narration in the gameworld of Bioshock. Verbal presentation at the International Conference on Narrative, Manchester, UK.

Ciccoricco, D. (2011, February). Adaptating [sic] texts: The beauty of machinic perfection and human error. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature Research Network Colloquium: Creative Imitations and Appropriations: From Cinematic Adaptations to Re-makes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ciccoricco, D. (2010, June). The materialities of close reading: 1942, 2009. Verbal presentation at the 4th International Conference & Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization: Archive & Innovate, Providence, RI.

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Other - Edited Journal

Ciccoricco, D. (Ed.). (2016). Electronic Book Review, [Special issue: Gathering: "What [in the world] was postmodernism?"]. Retrieved from http://www.electronicbookreview.com/node/2551

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