James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Associate, University of Sheffield

James O’Sullivan is a researcher at the University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute. He has a number of ongoing research interests, but his primary focus lies in exploring the ways in which the digital is transforming various modes of cultural production, as well as practices of reading and writing. James examines, amongst other things, electronic literature, literary games, digital publishing and dissemination, and computer-assisted criticism. His scholarship has appeared in numerous international journals, and he has edited a number of scholarly collections, including Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). As a poet, James has been published in some of Ireland’s most respected venues, including The SHOp, Cyphers, and Southword. James is the Founding Editor of New Binary Press. For more, see josullivan.org.


  • 2016–present
    Digital Humanities Research Associate, University of Sheffield
  • 2015–2016
    Adjunct Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver
  • 2014–2016
    Digital Humanities Research Designer, Pennsylvania State University


  • 2016 
    University College Cork, Ph.D. in Digital Arts & Humanities
  • 2013 
    University College Dublin, M.A. in Modernity, Literature & Culture
  • 2012 
    Cork Institute of Technology, M.Sc. by Research