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Associate Professor David Ciccoricco

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

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

Mail 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

ENGL 467 Storyworlds and Cognition (not offered 2019)

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Publications

Ciccoricco, D. (2020). How to play a parable. Storyworlds [2018], 10(1-2), 21-46.

Ciccoricco, D. (2020). Through the portal, and what Michael Joyce found there. Proceedings of the Electronic Literature Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO). Retrieved from https://stars.library.ucf.edu/elo2020/

Ciccoricco, D., & Large, D. (2019). Caution, simulation ahead: Complexity and digital narrativity. In M. Grishakova & M. Poulaki (Eds.), Narrative complexity: Cognition, embodiment, evolution. (pp. 56-72). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvhktjh6.8

Ciccoricco, D. (2019). Where the transmedial things are [Review of the book Transmedial narratology and contemporary media culture]. Poetics Today, 40(1), 159-166. doi: 10.1215/03335372-7259943

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

Creative Work

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

Creative Work

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

Creative Work

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

Other Research Output

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Research

Ciccoricco, D., & Large, D. (2019). Caution, simulation ahead: Complexity and digital narrativity. In M. Grishakova & M. Poulaki (Eds.), Narrative complexity: Cognition, embodiment, evolution. (pp. 56-72). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvhktjh6.8

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ciccoricco, D. (2020). How to play a parable. Storyworlds [2018], 10(1-2), 21-46.

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Ciccoricco, D. (2019). Where the transmedial things are [Review of the book Transmedial narratology and contemporary media culture]. Poetics Today, 40(1), 159-166. doi: 10.1215/03335372-7259943

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

Ciccoricco, D. (2020). Through the portal, and what Michael Joyce found there. Proceedings of the Electronic Literature Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO). Retrieved from https://stars.library.ucf.edu/elo2020/

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Other - Edited Journal

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