Contact


Tompkins Hall 276
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
hjburges@ncsu.edu
304.216.9018


Education


PhD in English, West Virginia University 2003. Dissertation: “Highways of the Mind: the Haunting of the Superhighway from the Worldуs Fair to the World Wide Web.”

MA(Dist.) in English Literature, Victoria University Of Wellington, 1997. Thesis: “A Problem of Coding: Electronic Subjectivity in Cybernetic Societies.”

BA(Hons)(I) in English Literature, Victoria University Of Wellington, 1994.


Professional Experience


Associate Professor, English. North Carolina State University, 2014-.

Associate Professor, English, Communication & Technology Track. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2013-2014.

Assistant Professor, English, Communication & Technology Track, & Affiliate Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy & Culture. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2007-2014.

Assistant Professor, Digital Technology & Culture. Washington State University Vancouver, 2003-2006.

Assistant Coordinator, Center for Literary Computing. Department of English, West Virginia University, 1999-2000; also 2002.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, West Virginia University, 1997-2000.

Editorial Assistant, The Series on Science and Culture, University of Oklahoma Press, 1997-2000.

Tutor, English Language Institute, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 1996-1997.


Research Areas


Electronic literature, digital humanities, multimodal composition, physical computing, critical code studies, science fiction studies.


Publications - Book


Burgess, Helen J. and Jeanne Hamming. Highways of the Mind. Multi-touch/iPad. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. iTunes


Publications - Edited Collection


Boyle, Jennifer and Helen J. Burgess (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Digital Medieval Literature and Culture. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.


Publications - Interactive DVD-ROM


Mitchell. Robert, Helen J. Burgess and Phillip Thurtle. Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information. DVD-ROM. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Publisher Page | Online port, 2012

Markley, Robert, Harrison Higgs, Michelle Kendrick, and Helen Burgess. Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Mars. DVD-ROM. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Publisher Page


Publications - Journal


Burgess, Helen J. “Love Notes and Intimate Circuits.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 13 (2015). Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. And Jeanne Hamming. “New Media in the Academy: Labor and the Production of Knowledge in Scholarly Multimedia.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5.3 (2011). Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “‘Road of Giants’: Nostalgia and the Ruins of the Superhighway in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Three Californias.” Science Fiction Studies 33.2 (2006): 275-290. Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “Futurama, Autogeddon: Imagining the Superhighway from Bel Geddes to Ballard.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 8 (2004). 1 Nov 2004. Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “The Ghost in the Mechanism: Virtual Bodies, Mechanical Ghosts and Crash Test Dummies.” West Coast Line 36.1 (2002): 118-129.

Burgess, Helen J. “Mapping Bodies, Mapping Subjects: Missing the Mind’s Eye from the X-Ray to the Human Genome.” Post Identity 3.2 (2002): 87-104. Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “Looking Back on Virtuality: the Strange Corporeographies of Cyberspace.” Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism 21.1 (2001): 71-81. Full Text


Publications - Book Chapters


Boyle, Jennifer and Helen J. Burgess, “Resistance in the Materials.” In Jennifer Boyle and Helen J Burgess (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Digital Medieval Literature and Culture. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.

Burgess, Helen J. “An e-Literature of Things.” In Dene Grigar, Sandy Baldwin, and James OуSullivan (eds.), Electronic Literature: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. West Virginia University Press, forthcoming 2017.

Swiss, Thomas and Helen J. Burgess. “Collaborative New Media Poetry: Mixed and Remixed.” In The Handbook of Participatory Cultures, eds. Aaron Delwiche and Jennifer Henderson. Routledge, 2012. 73-81. Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “<?php>: ‘Invisible’ Code and the Mystique of Web Writing.” In From A to <A>: Keywords in HTML and Writing, eds. Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice. 2010: University of Minnesota Press. 167-185. Full Text

Burgess, Helen J. “‘Nature without Labor‘: Virgin Queen and Virgin Land in Sir Walter Ralegh‘s The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana.” Goddesses and Queens: The Iconography of Elizabeth I, eds. Lisa Hopkins and Annaliese Connoly. Manchester University Press, 2007. 101-114.

Burgess, Helen J., Robert Markley and Jeanne Hamming. “The Dialogics of New Media: Video, Visualization, and Narrative in Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Mars.” In Eloquent Images: Writing Visually in New Media, eds. Michelle Kendrick and Mary Hocks. MIT Press, 2003. 61-85. Full Text


Publications - Creative Works


Burgess, Helen J. “Tasty Gougère.” Electronic Literature Organization Collection Vol. 3. Electronic Literature Organization, 2016.


Exhibited Works, Installations and Performances


Burgess, Helen J. and Margaret Simon. “Intimate Fields.” Installation. Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Festival, Porto Portugal, July 18-22 2017.

Burgess, Helen J. “Anna, Autopoietic.” Performance. ELO Readings & Performances at the MLA, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, Jan. 5 2017.

Burgess, Helen J. and Craig Saper. “Loving-Together with Roland‘s Bots.” Installation. Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Victoria BC, June 10-13 2016.

Burgess, Helen J. “MashBOT.” Installation.
-- BABEL Working Group 4th Biennial Meeting. Toronto, October 2015.
-- Hyperrhiz 13: Kits, Plans, Schematics Exhibit. Rutgers University-Camden Digital Studies Center, October-December 2015.


Short Writing, Reviews, Editorial Statements & Encyclopedia Articles


Burgess, Helen J. “MashBOT.” In Jentery Sayers, Ed. Making Humanities Matter. U. Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2017.

Burgess, Helen J. “Data Visualization.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 13 (2015).

Burgess, Helen J. “Electronic Literature Organization Collection Vol. 1.” (review). SFRA Review 283 (2008): 15-16.

Burgess, Helen J. “Introduction: Move.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 5 (2008).

Burgess, Helen J. “Introduction: e-Lit.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 4 (2007).

Burgess, Helen J. “Introduction: SpaceWorks.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 3 (2007).

Burgess, Helen J. “Introduction: Video.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2 (2006).

Burgess, Helen J. And Jason Nelson. “Introduction/Commentary.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 1 (2005).

Burgess, Helen J. ”Virtual Reality and Artificial Life,” “Information Theory,” “Satire and Humor in Literature and Science,” “Industry,” “George Orwell,” “Colonialism,” “Writing Across the Curriculum.” In The Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, ed. Pam Gossin. New York: Garland Press, 2003.


Grants


CAHSS Research Fellowship. 2011.
Spring 2011 research leave awarded by the UMBC College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to support development of project Futurama, Autogeddon: Highways of the Mind from the World‘s Fair to the World Wide Web.

CAHSS Summer Faculty Fellowship. 2008.
$6000 awarded to conduct research and travel for project digital/critical: New Media Scholarship in the Humanities.

Kaufmann/Faculty Innovation Grant. 2008.
$2,000 awarded by the Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship for development of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures infrastructure at UMBC.

Research Grant Award 2005.
$38,000 awarded by the North Carolina Biotech Consortium. Awarded to authors to support development of interdisciplinary DVD-Rom entitled Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information.


Editorial Activities


Editor. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University. Electronic journal. ISSN 1555-9351. URL

Coeditor. Electric Press. Open Access digital press and monograph series in conjunction with Punctum Books. URL

Technical Editor & Editorial Board. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University. Electronic journal. ISSN 1555-9998. URL

Member, Series Editorial Board. Computing Literature Series, WVU Press/Laboratoire Paragraph Universite Paris VIII - Vincennes Saint-Denis.

Member, Advisory Editorial Board. thresholds: a digital journal for criticism in the spaces between, chief eds. Fran McDonald and Whitney Trettien.

Series Editor. Mariner 10 Multimedia Series, University of Pennsylvania Press.


Professional Activities


Member, Board of Directors. Electronic Literature Organization, 2015-.

Member, Electronic Literature Directory Standing Committee. Electronic Literature Organization 2015-.

Reviewer, Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee. Canada Foundation for Innovation, 2017.

Reviewer, Scientific Committee. Electronic Literature Organization Conference, 2016, 2017.

External Reviewer, Candidate for Promotion, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2016.

External Reviewer, Candidate for Promotion, University of Sydney, 2016.

External Reviewer, IEEE ProComm, 2015-16.

External Reviewer, Candidate for Tenure & Promotion, Pennsylvania State University, 2014.

Review Panelist. NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant Program, 2013.

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Anvil Academic, 2013.

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Routledge. 2013.

Consulting Scholar. Contracted to Humanities Washington as a consultant for the Smithsonian Museum traveling exhibition, рYesterdayуs Tomorrows,с 2003-2005.


Honors and Awards


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations International Consortium Innovative ETD Award, 2013. URL.

Electronic Dissertation grant, West Virginia University, Summer 2002. (to develop enhanced multimedia version of dissertation).

Award for Outstanding Research, Department of English, West Virginia University, April 2002.

Stephen F. Crocker Dissertation Fellowship, West Virginia University, 2001-2002.

Award for Exemplary Service, Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University, 2000.

Meritorious Graduate Student Tuition Waiver, West Virginia University, 2000-2001.

Jackson Family Doctoral Fellowship, West Virginia University, 1997-2000.


Conference and Workshop Presentations


“A Kit for e-Literature: Intimate Fields.” With Margaret Simon. Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Porto Portugal, July 19-22 2017.

“The Fates of Things.” With Stacey Pigg and Krystin Gollihue. R-CADE Symposium, Rutgers University-Camden Digital Studies Center, April 21 2017.

“Machine Dream Anthropocene.” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 2017.

“That's Not How Scholarship Works: Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making.” Roundtable Panelist. Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 2017.

“Digital Creativity: Archiving Experimental Digital (Literary) Media in Journals, Collections, and Libraries.” Roundtable Panelist. Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2016.

“Looking for a Home: Publishing Media Objects.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Houston, TX, Nov. 2015.

“Mash Notes.” Panel Organizer. BABEL Working Group 4th Biennial Meeting. Toronto, October 2015.

“Kai-Awase | A Shell Game.” BABEL Working Group 3rd Biennial Meeting. Santa Barbara, October 2014.

“Fourteen Recipes for a Sonnet.” Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Milwaukee WI, June 2014.

“Another kind of ‘e’- : Physical Computing and the Exploded Book.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 2012.

“Innovation in the Library, UMBC: From Digital Depository to e-Publishers.” Digtial publishing workshop with Craig Saper and Michelle Flinchbaugh. ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Washington, D.C., June 2012.

“How to Read an Electric Poem.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2009.

“Futurama Autogeddon.” Session on Digital Media, MLA/ADE Summer Seminar East, Morgantown, WV, Jun. 2008.

“re_critique.” Codework: Exploring Relations Between Creative Writing Practices and Software Engineering. NSF Workshop. Morgantown, WV, Apr. 2008.

“Steal This Multimedia: Information Ownership and the Anxiety of Genre.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Portland, ME, Nov. 2007.

“Selling the Superhighways: A Future History.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, New York, NY, Nov. 2006. With Jeanne Hamming, Centenary College of Louisiana.

“Show Me Your BIOS: Technology, Biology and Open Source Media.” BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media Symposium. Morgantown, WV, Sept. 2006.

“Whatever Happened to my MOO?” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Chicago, IL, Apr. 2006.

“Intimate Circuits.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2005.

“Eliza, Travesty and the Man in the Elevator.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2005.

“New Media in the Academy.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Conference, Duke University, NC, Nov. 2004.

“Imagining the Future, from the Worldуs Fair to the Design for Dreaming.” Fourth Biennial Preserving the Historic Road in America Conference, Portland, OR, Apr. 2004.

“Urban Spaces, Highway Spaces: Narrating the Superhighway.” Society for Literature and Science Conference, Austin, TX, Nov. 2003.

“Imagining the Future.” Smithsonian/Museum on Main Street planning advisory meeting, Seattle, WA, Jun. 2003.

Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Mars: Interactive DVD-Rom Technology.” With Robert Markley, Michelle Kendrick, Jeanne Hamming. Mars Society Fourth International Convention, Stanford, CA, Aug. 2001.

“Legible Bodies: Reading Synners and Cyborgs.” Society for Literature and Science Conference, Gainesville, FL, Nov. 1998.

“Queers in Space: Borg Fantasy and the Limitations of Slash.” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Conference, Morgantown, WV, 1998.

“Mars: A Scientific and Cultural History.” The Mars Society Convention, Bolder, CO, Aug. 1998, and the Society for Literature and Science, Gainesville, FL, Nov. 1998. With Robert Markley, Michelle Kendrick and Catherine Gouge.


Institutional Presentations & Invited Talks


“Machine Translation & Poetry at Electric Press: From Text to Code to Algorithm to Text.” Joint Presentation with Craig Saper. Digital Humanities & Translation Working Group at the Dresher Center for the Humanities, University of Maryland Baltimore County, May 2016.

“An e-Literature of Things: Physical Computing and the Voice of the Polyrhetor.” CRDM Symposium, NCSU, March 19 2016.

“Coffee & Viz - Dr. Julie Mell and Dr. Helen Burgess.” D.H. Hill Library Coffee & Viz Series, NCSU, Aug. 21 2015.

“Orphan, Bastard, Oubliette / Rinse, Reveal, Repeat, Forget.” AEGS Conference Keynote Roundtable, NCSU, March. 2015.

“The Problem with Print: publishing born digital scholarship.” UMBC Friends of the Library & Gallery Event, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Nov. 2013.

“Teaching in the Digital Age Part II: Working and Learning with Media in New Ways.” Faculty Development Center workshop, University of Maryland Baltimore County, March 2012.

“Promotion and tenure at different institutions.” (Panelist). Preparing Future Faculty, West Virginia University, May 11, 2011.

“Red Planet: DVD Authoring.” West Virginia University Technology and Computing Fair, Morgantown, WV, 2002.

“Doing Multimedia on Mars.” English Department Graduate Student Colloquium, Morgantown, WV, Mar. 2000.

AppalachiaMOO Carnival. Organizer, designer and host of an online carnival to premiere West Virginia University‘s graphical MOO. Mar. 2000, online.

“Multimedia on Mars: A DVD Project on Mars Exploration.” West Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, Nov. 1999. With Jeanne Hamming.

“Mars: Interactive Technology and Interdisciplinary Education.” West Virginia University Research Horizons Poster Session, Morgantown, WV, Sep. 1999.

“The Strange Corporeographies of Cyberspace.” English Department Graduate Student Colloquium, Morgantown, WV, 1999.

“Missing the Mind's Eye: the Cultural Anxiety of the X-Ray.” English Department Graduate Student Colloquium Morgantown, WV, 1998. Panelist in keynote roundtable discussion.


Courses Taught


North Carolina State University

Thinking with Things: Multimodal Composition and Critical Making (ENG 587). FA16.
Issues in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRD 790). SP16.
Analyzing Style (ENG 426). FA15, FA17.
Writing Theory and the Writing Process (ENG 422). SP15, SP16.
Designing Web Communication (ENG 317). SP15, SP17.
Visual Literacy and Multimodal Composition (ENG 395). FA14.

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Seminar: Visual Literacy (English 442). 2008-2014.
Multimedia Authoring (English 387). 2007-2010, 2013-2014.
Texts and Contexts (English 300). 2009-2013.
Theories of Communication and Technology (English 324). 2008-2013.
New Media and Digital Literacies (English 385). 2009-2012.
Seminar: The Culture of the Copy (English 493). 2007 and 2009.

Washington State University-Vancouver

Computers In English (Engl 300). 2006.
Web Scripting (English 499). 2005-2006.
Multimedia Authoring (English/DTC 355). 2003-2006.
Usability and Interface Design (Engl/DTC 478). 2003-2005.
Digital Diversity (DTC/AmSt 475). 2004.
New Communications Technologies (COM 420). 2003-2004.

West Virginia University

Science Fiction and Fantasy (English 175). 1998-1999.
Scientific and Technical Writing (English 208), Online. 1998.
First Year Composition (English 1). 1997-1998.

Victoria University of Wellington

Writing English (Writ 101). 1996-1997.


Academic Service


North Carolina State University

University
Visual Narrative Cluster co-Director. Administrative position, 2016-17.
eRA Communications Team. 2016-.
Data Sciences Initiative Education Working Group. 2016-.
Visual Narrative Cluster Hire Search Committee, 2015-16.
Data Sciences Initiative Advisory Committee. 2015-.

College
Program Committee, Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media (CRDM). 2016-.
CRDM Preliminary Exam Assessment Subcommittee. 2015.

Department
Promotion Review Committee. Department of English, 2016.
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of English, 2015-16.
Graduate Studies Committee. Department of English, 2015-16.
Convener, Digital Humanities Disciplinary Group, Department of English. 2014-.
Research & Professional Development Committee, Department of English. 2014-16.
Professional Writing NTT Development Committee, Department of English. 2014-16.

University of Maryland Baltimore County

University
PAHB Public Art Selection Committee, University Committee. 2013-14.
Entrepreneurship Internal Advisory Board. University Committee. 2012-14.

College
Affiliate, Steering Committee, Dept of Language, Literacy and Culture. 2012-14.
Chair, Department Promotion & Tenure Committee, Media & Communication Studies. 2013.
Digital Publishing Initiative, CAHSS/Libraries. 2011-2014.
Digital Humanities Research Group, CAHSS. 2011-2014.
Lecturer II Promotion Committee, Media & Communication Studies. 2012.
Search Committee, Media & Communication Studies. 2008-9.

Department
Interim Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Department of English. 2014.
MA Curriculum Committee, Department of English. 2013-2014.
Search Committee, Digital Humanities/Rhetoric and Composition. 2013-2014.
Honors Committee, Department of English. 2007-2014.
Student Assessment Committee, Department of English. 2007-2014.
Chair, Ad Hoc Web Committee. Department of English. 2010-2012.
Chair, Department PR Committee, Department of English. 2009-2012.
Teaching Assessment Committee, Department of English. 2007-9.

Washington State University Vancouver

Coordinator, DTC Internship Program. 2003-2006.
e-Portfolio Committee. 2005-2006.
Search Committee, Digital Technology and Culture. 2005-2006.
Campus Arts Committee. 2003-2006.
Search Committee, Technical & Professional Writing. 2005.
American Studies Committee on Digital Diversity. 2003-2004.
Search Committee, World/Ethnic Literatures. 2003-04.
Faculty Advisor, Digital Technology and Culture Club. 2003-2006.
Faculty Advisor, Students for Choice Club. 2004-2005.


Graduate Student Committees


Doctoral Level

Jeonghyun Park. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2017-.
(Chair) Krystin Gollihue. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2016-.
Peter Kudenov. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2016-.
Sarah Evans. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2016-.
Alexander Monea. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2015-16.
Chelsea Hampton. CRDM, North Carolina State University, 2015-16.
Anissa Sorokin. LLC, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2012-2016.

Masters Level

Grace Taylor. English Capstone, North Carolina State University, 2017.


Professional Memberships


Modern Language Association.
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts.
Electronic Literature Organization.
Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
Publishers International Linking Association.
Directory of Open Access Journals.