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Associate Professor
Eric Dean Rasmussen { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Eric Dean Rasmussen", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51831356", "email": "eric.d.rasmussen@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Department Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Room HG Q-246
Notes Mailing address: University of Stavanger | Dept. of Cultural Studies & Languages (IKS) | Hulda Garborgs hus | 4036 Stavanger | Norway

Biographical Profile

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 Web's longest-running, refereed 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.

Rasmussen's research interests include the 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 use of new media media technologies in 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? 
 
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 for researching activity in the digital literary arts. He has also 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, the United States, and Norway. 
 
Eric is available to supervise projects including, but not limited to, the following: American literature and culture, modern and contemporary prose, the novel, the short story, literary theory and criticism, critical and media theory, the law and literature, new media writing and publishing, electronic literature, the digital humanities. 
 
Students interested in working with the ebr editorial collective or contributing to the ELMCIP or CELL digital-humanities projects are encouraged to contact Dr. Rasmussen.

Research fields

 

Literature: 20th- and 21st-century American fiction; transnational modernism and postmodernism; world literatures in English 

Cultural Studies: US history and society; ideology and politics; media studies and the network society

Digital Humanities: new media writing and publishing; database design; electronic literature

Literary theory and criticism: aesthetics; affect and emotions; critical theory the literary interview; literary systems and media ecology; poststructuralism and deconstruction

 

 

 

Selected publications


Research in progress

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2019). Clouds of Unknowing in Don DeLillo’s Underworld. The Greenhouse / Museum Stavanger / Dolly Jørgensen; 2019-01-24 - 2019-01-26.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2018). Lynne Tillman, Literary Ecologist: Environmental Sensitivities and Ecological Thinking in American Genius, A Comedy. European & British Association of American Studies; 2018-04-04 - 2018-04-07.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean; Swanstrom, Elizabeth (2018). Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities. Electronic Literature Research Group; 2018-06-12 - 2018-06-14.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2017). Assembling Modernism / Conference Panel. Modernist Studies Association; 2017-08-09 - 2107-08-13.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2015). “Affective Ecologies in Network Narratives: William Gillespie’s Morpheus Biblionaut and Keyhole Factory.”. International Society for the Study of Narrative; 2015-03-05 - 2015-03-08.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2015). “CELL Roundtable: The Consortium on Electronic Literature" / Invited panelist.. Consortium for Electronic Literature; 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-07.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2015). “Narrative, Affect, and Materialist Aesthetics in Post-Digital Technotexts.”. Electronic Literature Organization; 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-07.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2015). Narrativity in Literary Networks, or, Forms and Platforms Shaping the Field of Electronic Literature. International Society for the Study of Narrative; 2015-03-05 - 2015-03-08.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2014). Ethics and Sociality in Modern Narratives. Dept. of Languages and Literature, University of Gothenburg; 2014-10-30.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2014). Ethics, Affect, and the Traumatic Sublime in Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage. American Studies Research Group; 2014-04-07 - 2014-04-08.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2014). Review of 'Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945–1975', by Michael LeMahieu..
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2014). Review of "Fifty Key Postmodern Thinkers", by Stuart Sim.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2013). Review of "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace", by D. T. Max.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2013). The Dope Trope in Pynchon’s Fiction. Modernist Studies Association; 2013-08-29 - 2013-09-01.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2013). The Politics of Dope in Thomas Pynchon’s California Novels. Nordic Association of English Studies; 2013-10-10 - 2013-10-13.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2012). Getting to the Next Level in Digital Humanities Panel Discussion. DHCommons; 2012-01-05 - 2012-01-08.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2012). Literary Studies in the Digital Age. Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap; 2012-08-16.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2012). Review of The New Digital Storytelling, by Bryan Alexander.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Building an Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. University of Bergen; 2011-03-03.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Contributing to the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. Blekinge Institute of Technology, ELMCIP Project; 2011-06-14 - 2011-06-17.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Database Research and Publishing. University of Jyväläska, ELMCIP Project; 2011-03-28 - 2011-03-29.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Federman's Fictions: Writing the Recombinant Life. Eric Dean Rasmussen; 2011-01-06 - 2011-01-09.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Review of The Event of Postcolonial Shame, by Timothy Bewes.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Significant Affects in Digital Literature. University of Amsterdam / ELMCIP Project; 2011-12-08 - 2011-12-10.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2011). Works of Violent Love.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean; Davis, Lydia; Tillman, Lynne; Shavers, Rone (2011). Lydia Davis Interviews Lynne Tillman.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean; Rettberg, Jill Walker (2011). Student Research Using the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. University of Amsterdam / ELMCIP Project; 2011-12-08 - 2011-12-10.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean; Rettberg, Scott (2011). The ELMCIP Knowledge Base. Digital Culture, University of Bergen;; 2011-06-19 - 2011-06-21.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2010). Brutal Sexuality in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Uppsala University Department of English; 2010-01-29.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2010). Review of Digimodernism: How New Technologies Dismantle the Postmodern and Reconfigure Our Culture, by Alan Kirby.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2010). Review of From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library (U of Illinois P, 2009), by Christian Vandendorpe.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Development and Dissemination of a p2p Model for Electronic Literature. 2009-12-05.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Development and Dissemination of a p2p Model for Electronic Literature. National Endowment for the Humanities & ELO; 2009-12-04 - 2009-12-07.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (U of Minnesota P, 2008), by Gary Hall.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Digitize this book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Save The World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Save the World on Your Own Time (Oxford UP, 2008), by Stanley Fish.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo (Cambridge UP, 2008), edited by John Duvall.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Worldly Acts and Sentient Things.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Review of Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo (Cornell UP, 2008) by Robert Chodat.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). The Programming Era: Building Literary Networks Through Peer-to-Peer Review. 2009-11-09.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). The Programming Era: Building Literary Networks Through Peer-to-Peer Review. Digital Culture Research Group, University of Bergen; 2009-11-08 - 2009-11-10.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Value Added: Peer-to-Peer Network Building at Electronic Book Review. 2009-12-28.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2009). Value Added: The Shape of the E-Journal. Dr. Keith Dorwick, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; 2009-12-28.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2006). From Lexias to Remediation: Theories of Hypertext Authorship in the 1990s. Electronic Literature Organization; 2006-04-04 - 2006-04-06.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2006). Performance, Performativity, and Posthistoricism in Don DeLillo’s Underworld. American Literature Association, Don DeLillo Society; 2006-05-25 - 2006-05-28.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2006). Review of Public Works: Short Fiction and a Novella (FC2, 2005), by Christopher Grimes.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2006). Vicious Eroticism in E.L. Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel. Midwest/Modern Language Association; 2006-11-09 - 2006-11-12.
  • Rasmussen, Eric Dean (2005). What Would Žižek Do?” Hegelian Interventions: Literary Studies and the Labor of the Negative Session. Midwest/Modern Language Association;