Eric Rasmussen

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Eric Dean Rasmussen is associate professor of English literature in the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages at the University of Stavanger, where he teaches in the English section and the program in Literacy Studies. He is also senior editor for the journal ebr, Electronic Book Review

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Eric Dean Rasmussen is associate professor of English literature at the University of Stavanger. In the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Dr. Rasmussen teaches courses on American literature and culture for the English section and literary theory and criticism for the program in Literacy Studies. Eric is also senior editor for one of the first online scholarly journals of literary and critical writing, ebr, the Electronic Book Review .

Rasmussen has a Ph.D in English (Literature, Theory and Criticism) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.A. in English (English and American Literature) from Emory University, and a B.A. in English (summa cum laude) from Coe College.

As a researcher in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Eric collaborated on the trans-European digital humanities project ELMCIP (Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice) and worked as the first editor of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, an online database about activity in the digital literary arts. He has served as a research associate for the Electronic Literature Organization, which he's been affiliated with since its founding in Chicago in the late 1990s, and is currently a member of the Consortium for Electronic Literature (CELL), which is building a digital research infrastructure connecting database-driven projects based in Australia, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Norway, and the United States.

Rasmussen's research interests include aesthetics, ideology, and technics of 20th and 21st-century literature, with an emphasis on the affective dimension of narrative forms; scholarly editing and publishing in the digital age; and the impact of new media technologies on the literary arts and (digital) humanities. Through his work in the digital humanities, he both studies and participates in the institutional transformation of literary studies via computational technologies and new media ecosystems. Within the contemporary media ecology, how can digital forms facilitate networked collaborative research, teaching, and writing practices?