peer-reviewed article

“At Home with the Weird: Dark Eco-Discourse in Tanis and Welcome to Night Vale.”

“At Home with the Weird: Dark Eco-Discourse in Tanis and Welcome to Night Vale.”

This article argues for the dark-ecological podcast, characterised by emergent aesthetics of uncanniness, pervasive anxiety, bodily permeability, and a complex relationship to the ‘local,’ all explored with dark ecology in mind. 

Revenant: Critical and Cultural Studies of the Supernatural, special issue on Multiplatform Horror [forthcoming]. 

“Teaching Ciaran Carson: Classroom Approaches to the Post-Digital, Conflict-Zone Text.” 

“Teaching Ciaran Carson: Classroom Approaches to the Post-Digital, Conflict-Zone Text.” 

This paper proposes considerations and contexts for teaching the post-conflict text relative to broader movements in literary studies, digital humanities, media studies, and postcolonial studies, using Belfast writer Ciaran Carson’s texts as a point of focus. 

Pedagogy 21 [forthcoming]

“Chaotics and the Post-digital in Ciaran Carson’s Exchange Place.”

“Chaotics and the Post-digital in Ciaran Carson’s Exchange Place.”

Some textual strategies in contemporary writing indicate a changing relationship between informational and material structures. This paper explores these in the work of Belfast writer Ciaran Carson, suggesting that informational networks are allowing personhood to take new forms with chaotic, complex dynamics.

Textual Practice 31, no. 7 (2017): 1417-1434

"A Transmedia Topology of Making a Murderer."

"A Transmedia Topology of Making a Murderer."

This article constructs a transmedia topology of Making a Murderer, mapping ecologies of interaction, participation and creation between text and audience, to trace the thresholds of the transmedial text and investigate new approaches to analysing nonfiction transmedia. Note: This article is currently being translated into Spanish for an anthology on American television, by researchers at the National University in Mexico.

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture 5, no. 10 (2016): 124-139. 

“Rewilding Form: Recent Approaches to Complexity in Literary Studies.”

“Rewilding Form: Recent Approaches to Complexity in Literary Studies.”

A discussion of how rewilding, or the restoration of wild spaces in ecological contexts, has analogues in contemporary writing and critical studies. A view of how modern epistemologies defer to complexity as the "natural" form of cultural and biological processes.

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies18.2 (2016). 

“Online Engagement for Sustainable Energy Projects: a Systematic Review and Framework for Integration.”

“Online Engagement for Sustainable Energy Projects: a Systematic Review and Framework for Integration.”

How can sustainable energy projects increase engagement from consumers using interactive media communications? To answer this complex question, the authors conducted a systematic literature review, synthesising findings across planning, energy, marketing, policy, and interactive media to identify challenges for engagement, and emergent solutions, for engaging consumers with sustainable energy.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2015): pp. 1611-1621. 

“Ciaran Carson’s Belfast: Redrafting the Destroyed Native Space.”

“Ciaran Carson’s Belfast: Redrafting the Destroyed Native Space.”

In the era of hyperspace, geographic identity changes ... but how? This paper explores relationships between the digital and the (post)national, looking to Northern Irish writer Ciaran Carson as an illustration of a new, "open-source" geographical identity that is written, appropriately, in code.

Nordic Irish Studies 10 (2011): p 15-33.