Research Profile

James O'Sullivan

Biography

Dr James O’Sullivan lectures in the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. He is a member of the Research and Innovation Committee for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, as well as a member of the inaugural board of UCC's Future Humanities Institute, for which he leads the cluster on Digital Cultures, New Media, & Cultural Analytics. 

He has previously held faculty positions at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Sheffield.

Dr O'Sullivan is the author of Towards a Digital Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) and the editor of several scholarly collections, including The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Digital Humanities (Bloomsbury 2022) and Reading Modernism with Machines (with Ross, Palgrave Macmillan 2016).

His scholarship has appeared in a variety of international publications, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, and the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.

Dr O'Sullivan has also had writing in The Guardian, The Irish Times and LA Review of Books.

See jamesosullivan.org for more on his work.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call’ C21 Editions: Editing and Publishing in the Digital AgeIrish Research Council01-AUG-2101-AUG-24€269,873.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Towards a Digital Poetics: Electronic Literature & Literary Games.
O'Sullivan, James (2019) Towards a Digital Poetics: Electronic Literature & Literary Games. London: Palgrave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2021)Digital Art in Ireland: New Media and Irish Artistic Practice
O'Sullivan, James (Ed.). (2021) Digital Art in Ireland: New Media and Irish Artistic Practice London & New York: Anthem Press. [Details]
(2021)Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices
Grigar, Dene; O'Sullivan, James (Ed.). (2021) Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature
Ross, Shawna; O'Sullivan, James (Ed.). (2016) Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature London: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Publishing Electronic Literature'
O'Sullivan, James (2021) 'Publishing Electronic Literature' In: Grigar, Dene; O'Sullivan, James (eds). Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Text Is Dead, Long Live Text!'
O'Sullivan, James (2020) 'Text Is Dead, Long Live Text!' In: Hegland, Frode Alexander (eds). The Future of Text. London: The Liquid Information Company.   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'The Origins of Electronic Literature as Net/Web Art'
O'Sullivan, James; Grigar, Dene (2019) 'The Origins of Electronic Literature as Net/Web Art' In: Brügger, Niels; Milligan, Ian (eds). The SAGE Handbook of Web History. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. [Details]
(2018)'Electronic Literature: Contexts and Poetics'
Heckman, Davin; O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'Electronic Literature: Contexts and Poetics' In: Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens (eds). Literary Studies in a Digital Age. New York: Modern Language Association.   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'your visit will leave a permanent mark: Poetics in the Post-Digital Economy'
Heckman, Davin; O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'your visit will leave a permanent mark: Poetics in the Post-Digital Economy' In: Joseph Tabbi (eds). The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
(2016)'Dissemination as Cultivation: Scholarly Communications in a Digital Age'
O'Sullivan, James; Long, Christopher P.; Mattson, Mark (2016) 'Dissemination as Cultivation: Scholarly Communications in a Digital Age' In: Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens (eds). Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. London and New York: Routlege. [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Infrastructure for Open Access: Mechanics, Economics, Politics'
Mattson, Mark; Pickle, Sarah; Gearhart, Andrew; O'Sullivan, James (2016) 'Infrastructure for Open Access: Mechanics, Economics, Politics' In: Kevin L. Smith and Katherine A. Dickson (eds). Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communications. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'The sociology of style: Writing and influence within literary families'
O'Sullivan, James (2021) 'The sociology of style: Writing and influence within literary families'. Poetics, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?'
McCarthy, Rachel; O'Sullivan, James (2020) 'Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?'. Digital Scholarship In The Humanities,   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'The Digital Humanities in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, James (2020) 'The Digital Humanities in Ireland'. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 10 (1)   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Electronic Literature in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'Electronic Literature in Ireland'. Electronic Book Review,   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The Equivalence of Books: Monographs, Prestige, and the Rise of Edge Cases'
O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'The Equivalence of Books: Monographs, Prestige, and the Rise of Edge Cases'. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, :1-10   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Measuring Joycean Influences on Flann O’Brien'
O'Sullivan, James; Bazarnik, Katarzyna; Eder, Maciej; Rybicki, Jan (2018) 'Measuring Joycean Influences on Flann O’Brien'. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 8 (1)   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The limits of distinctive words: Re-evaluating literature’s gender marker debate'
Weidman, Sean G.; O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'The limits of distinctive words: Re-evaluating literature’s gender marker debate'. Digital Scholarship In The Humanities, 33 (2):374-390   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Introduction: Digital Humanities as Dissonant'
O'Sullivan, James (2018) 'Introduction: Digital Humanities as Dissonant'. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 8 (1)   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'“The Dream of an Island”: Dear Esther and the Digital Sublime'
O'Sullivan, James (2017) '“The Dream of an Island”: Dear Esther and the Digital Sublime'. Paradoxa, 29 :314-326 [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Structure over Style: Collaborative Authorship and the Revival of Literary Capitalism'
Fuller, Simon; O'Sullivan, James (2017) 'Structure over Style: Collaborative Authorship and the Revival of Literary Capitalism'. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 11 (1)   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Reactions to Imagery Generated Using Computational Aesthetic Measures'
Gade, Prasad; Galvin, Mary; O’Sullivan, James; Walsh, Paul; Murphy, Órla (2017) 'Reactions to Imagery Generated Using Computational Aesthetic Measures'. Leonardo, 50 (5):453-460   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'A Tale of Two Internships: Developing Digital Skills through Engaged Scholarship'
Hswe, Patricia; LaLonde, Tara; Miffitt, Kate; O’Sullivan, James; Pickle, Sarah; Piekielek, Nathan; Ross, Heather; Rozo, Albert (2017) 'A Tale of Two Internships: Developing Digital Skills through Engaged Scholarship'. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 11 (3)   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Modernist Intermediality: The False Dichotomy between High Modernism and Mass Culture'
O'Sullivan, James (2017) 'Modernist Intermediality: The False Dichotomy between High Modernism and Mass Culture'. English Studies, 98 (3):283-309   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Collapsing Generation and Reception: Holes as Electronic Literary Impermanence'
Allen, Graham; O'Sullivan, James (2016) 'Collapsing Generation and Reception: Holes as Electronic Literary Impermanence'. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, (15)   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'The Emergence of the Digital Humanities in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, James; Murphy, Orla; Day, Shawn (2015) 'The Emergence of the Digital Humanities in Ireland'. breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies,   [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'Programming in the Digital Humanities'
O'Sullivan, James; Jakacki, Diane; Galvin, Mary (2015) 'Programming in the Digital Humanities'. Digital Scholarship In The Humanities, 30 (1):142-147   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The New Apparatus of Influence: Material Modernism in the Digital Age'
O'Sullivan, James (2014) 'The New Apparatus of Influence: Material Modernism in the Digital Age'. The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 8 (2):226-238   [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon'
O'Sullivan, James (2014) 'Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon'. Genetic Joyce Studies, (14)   [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'Time and Technology in Orlando'
O'Sullivan, James (2014) 'Time and Technology in Orlando'. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, 27 (1):40-45   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2013)'The Anxiety of Change: Man’s Fear of Obsolescence as Expressed in Science Fiction'
O'Sullivan, James (2013) 'The Anxiety of Change: Man’s Fear of Obsolescence as Expressed in Science Fiction'. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 42 (115):7-13 [Details]
(2010)'Collective Consciousness in Science Fiction'
O'Sullivan, James (2010) 'Collective Consciousness in Science Fiction'. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 39 (110):80-85 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2020)A Report on Digital Humanities at University College Cork.
Murphy, Órla; Day, Shawn; O'Sullivan, James (2020) A Report on Digital Humanities at University College Cork. Chinese Journal of Digital Humanities 数字人文, Beijing. [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of some Digital Edge Cases.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of some Digital Edge Cases. The Academic Book of the Future (AHRC-funded project), London. [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2021)The Brontës, the Shelleys, Kingsley and Martin Amis: new research suggests literary relatives share similar writing styles.
O'Sullivan, James (2021) The Brontës, the Shelleys, Kingsley and Martin Amis: new research suggests literary relatives share similar writing styles. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?.
McCarthy, Rachel; O'Sullivan, James (2020) Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency.
O'Sullivan, James (2020) We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency. Articles   [Details]
(2019)Literary Cork.
O'Sullivan, James (2019) Literary Cork. Articles [Details]
(2019)Good literature can come in digital forms – just look to the world of video games.
O'Sullivan, James (2019) Good literature can come in digital forms – just look to the world of video games. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)The humanities have a ‘reproducibility’ problem.
O'Sullivan, James (2019) The humanities have a ‘reproducibility’ problem. London: Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)The Place of Literature in a City Rising.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) The Place of Literature in a City Rising. Los Angeles: Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Forget the ivory tower - lecturers are working class too.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) Forget the ivory tower - lecturers are working class too. Articles   [Details]
(2018)We need to talk about the digital humanities job.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) We need to talk about the digital humanities job. School of Advanced Study, University of London: Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Places We Actually Go’: Three Irish Poets’ Debuts.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) Places We Actually Go’: Three Irish Poets’ Debuts. Los Angeles: Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Universities have become like Ikea – just follow the instructions.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) Universities have become like Ikea – just follow the instructions. Articles   [Details]
(2018)Edge cases as academic possibility.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) Edge cases as academic possibility. School of Advanced Study, University of London: Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Bill Clinton and James Patterson are co-authors – but who did the writing?.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) Bill Clinton and James Patterson are co-authors – but who did the writing?. Articles   [Details]
(2017)Electronic Literature’s Contemporary Moment: Breeze and Campbell’s “All the Delicate Duplicates”.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Electronic Literature’s Contemporary Moment: Breeze and Campbell’s “All the Delicate Duplicates”. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)The realities of independent publishing in Ireland.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) The realities of independent publishing in Ireland. Dublin: Articles   [Details]
(2017)Why you don't need to write much to be the world's bestselling author.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Why you don't need to write much to be the world's bestselling author. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Publishing Holes.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Publishing Holes. Cork: Articles [Details]
(2017)Computing differences in language between male and female authors.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Computing differences in language between male and female authors. Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)Regarding the Joyce word dictionary.
Chenier N.;O'Sullivan J. (2016) Regarding the Joyce word dictionary. Articles [DOI] [Details]

Exhibition

 YearPublication
(2019)Peripheries.
Clarke, Chris; O'Sullivan, James (2019) Peripheries. Cork: Exhibitions   [Details]

Poems

 YearPublication
(2017)Courting Katie.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) Courting Katie. Clare: Poems [Details]
(2014)Groundwork.
O'Sullivan, James (2014) Groundwork. Uxbridge: Poems [Details]
(2011)Kneeling on the Redwood Floor.
O'Sullivan, James (2011) Kneeling on the Redwood Floor. Belfast: Poems [Details]

Edited Conference Proceedings

 YearPublication
(2020)https://electronicbookreview.com/gathering/elo2019-cork-ireland/.
Nilsson-Fernàndez, Pedro; O’Sullivan, James (2020) https://electronicbookreview.com/gathering/elo2019-cork-ireland/. Edited Conference Proceedings   [Details]
(2018)DHSI Colloquium Special Collection.
O'Sullivan, James (2018) DHSI Colloquium Special Collection. Edited Conference Proceedings   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)DHSI Colloquium 2014 Special Issue.
Sullivan, James; Galvin, Mary; Jakacki, Diane (2016) DHSI Colloquium 2014 Special Issue. Edited Conference Proceedings   [Details]

Sound recording

 YearPublication
(2017)The Baudelaire Song Project.
O'Sullivan, James (2017) The Baudelaire Song Project. Cork: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)Telling stories at DHSI: Interviews with Ray Siemens.
Renihan, Colleen; Prellwitz, Andrew; Murphy, Liam; O'Sullivan, James (2016) Telling stories at DHSI: Interviews with Ray Siemens. Cork: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)ELO2016 panel, “Feminist Horizons”.
O'Sullivan, James (2016) ELO2016 panel, “Feminist Horizons”. Cultural Mechanics: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)Digital fiction, according to Alice Bell.
O'Sullivan, James (2016) Digital fiction, according to Alice Bell. Cork: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)The Digital Autobiographic: Holes.
Galvin, Mary; O'Sullivan, James (2015) The Digital Autobiographic: Holes. Cork: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)The Digital Search for Meaning: An Interview with Michael Maguire.
O'Sullivan, James (2015) The Digital Search for Meaning: An Interview with Michael Maguire. Cork: Sound recording   [Full Text] [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2022)1st Symposium on Digital Art in Ireland: Programme & Book of Abstracts.
McCarthy, Aoibhie; O'Sullivan, James (2022) 1st Symposium on Digital Art in Ireland: Programme & Book of Abstracts. Cork: Other   [Details]
(2019)ELO2019 Programme & Book of Abstracts.
O'Sullivan, James (2019) ELO2019 Programme & Book of Abstracts. Cork: Other   [Details]

Interview

 YearPublication
(2017)Discussing stylometry with Seán Moncrieff (Newstalk FM).
O'Sullivan, James; Moncrieff, Seán (2017) Discussing stylometry with Seán Moncrieff (Newstalk FM). Interview   [Details]

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