Jessica Pressman is a scholar of 20th and 21st-century experimental literature, digital poetics, and media theory. In 2015, she joined the faculty of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where she co-founded and co-directed (with Joanna Brooks) SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of English at Yale University. She is interested in how technologies affect our understanding of literature, both in terms of aesthetics and reading practices. Her current research focuses on how 21st century literature—both in print and online—responds to the threat of an increasingly paperless and multimodal society
Interviews with Jessica Pressman
When we think of an ebook, we think of a printed book delivered in electronic form. But it can be so much more than that. Here, literary scholar Jessica Pressman talks us through the the rise of electronic literature—books that are composed not just of words, but take advantage of all the tools that a digital medium has to offer.