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Current Position

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
July 2016 to present
Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
Northeastern University

Degrees

Ph.D. Literature (Hispanic Studies)
2009-2013
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Western Ontario

M.A. English
2006-2007
Department of English
University of Toronto

M.A. Modern Languages and Literatures
2004-2006
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
National Autonomous University of Mexico

B.A. Modern Languages and Literatures (English)
2000-2004
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Fellowships and Scholarships

Postdoctoral Researcher
January 2015 – June 2016
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Kansas

Postdoctoral Fellowship
September 2013-December 2014
CulturePlex Lab
University of Western Ontario

Western Graduate Research Scholarship
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
University of Western Ontario

Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Scholarship
2011 and 2012
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Research Assistant Scholarship
2011-2012, 2012-2013
CulturePlex Lab
University of Western Ontario

Government of Canada Award
2006-2007

Graduate Studies Division (DGEP) M.A. Scholarship
2004-2006
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Publications

Articles and Chapters

  • “Not a Case of Words:  Textual Environments and Multimateriality in Between Page and Screen.” Electronic Book Review. 2017.
  • El @rte nuevo de h@cer bots: Ulises C@rrión en Twitter y la literatura cotidiana.Pliego 16. 12:21. Fundación para las letras mexicanas. 2017.
  • “Dimensiones materiales de la literatura digital.” Estamos aquí. Escrituras tocadas: Literatura, tecnología e internet. (ed) Mónica Nepote. Centro de Cultura Digital. Mexico. (In press).
  • “Interhistorias. Narrativa intermedial y metaficcionalidad en la nueva ecología de medios.” Garone, M., Galina, I. y Godinas, L. (eds). “De la piedra al pixel- Reflexiones en torno a las edades del libro.” Ciudad de México: UNAM, 2016.
  • Textos intermediales, textos metaficcionales: autoficción, lectores y nuevos medios en Orsai de Hernán Casciari.” Gil González, Antonio J. (ed). Las sombras del novelista. AutoRepresentacioneS #3. Binges: Editions Orbis Tertius, 2014. 241-255.
  • “La historia dinámica de la lectura y su potencial frente a los medios digitales.”Revista Internacional Magisterio. 60. 2013. p. 16-20.
  • “Narración intermedial y metaficción: el ejemplo de Orsai.” Proceedings of the International Conference: Ages of the Book, (eds) Marina Garone Gravier, Isabel Galina Russell and Laurette Godinas, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2012.
  • “Orality and The Power of Silence in Yvonne Vera’s Under the Tongue.” Current Writing. Text and Reception in Southern Africa. 19:1. 2007. pp. 103-115.

Co-authored Articles and Chapters

  • Ortega, Élika and Alex Saum-Pascual. “Toys and Toons: From Hispanic Literary Traditions to a Global E-Lit Landscape.” Electronic Literature: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. (eds) Dene Grigar and James O’Sullivan. (In press).
  • Ortega, Élika and Alex Gil. “Project Statement: GO::DH Translation Toolkit” DHCommons. October 2016.
  • Gil, Alex and Élika Ortega. “Global Outlooks in Digital Humanities: Multilingual Practices and Minimal Computing.” Doing Digital Humanities. (eds) Richard Lane, Raymond Siemens, and Constance Crompton. London/NY: Routledge, 2016.
  • Ortega, Élika, David Brown, and Juan Luis Suárez. “Redes textuales: Diseño y análisis de bases de datos en grafo para estudios literarios.” Ínsula 882. 2015.
  • Ortega, Élika and Silvia Gutiérrez. “MapaHD. Una exploración de las Humanidades Digitales en español y portugués.” Romero Frías, Esteban and María Sánchez. Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Digitales. CAC, Cuadernos Artesanos de Comunicación, 61. 2014.
  • Ortega, Élika, Javier de la Rosa, and Juan Luis Suárez. “Readers Read, Readers Write: A Methodology for The Study of Reading Practices in Media Convergence.” Journal Scholarly Research and Communication. 5:2. 2014.
  • Suárez, Juan Luis, Fernando Sancho-Caparrini, Élika Ortega, Javier de la Rosa, Natalia Caldas and David Brown. “Towards a Digital Geography of Hispanic Baroque Art.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 28.4 (2013): 718–735.
  • Ortega, Élika and Barski, Ewelina. “Editorial,” Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 1. 2012. n/p.

Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

2017

  • “An Ecology of Knowledges and the Global Digital Humanities.” Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma WA. March 2.
  • “From Page to Screen to Page: Approaches to Electronic Literature.” Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma WA. March 3.
  • “Between Media and Gestures: Reading (Print) Digital Literature.” Narrative at the Edge of the World. Hood College. Frederick. MD. April 18.

2016

  • “Surfaces.” Compositions Across/Between Edges, Surfaces and Materialities. UCLA. L.A. CA. December 8.
  • “Encoding Diversity”: UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar. L.A. CA. December 9.
  • Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature.” NULab. Snell Library. Northeastern University. October 28.
  • “Distributed Architectures in Textual Media: Beyond Scrolls and Books.” The Inevitabilities of the Book Symposium at the Yale Program in the History of the Book. Yale University. September 9-10.
  • “Come One, Come All! Teaching Digital Humanities from the Library.” Digital Humanities Speaker Series. University of Cincinnati. February 29.
  • “Each Thing was Infinite Things: The Potential of Digital Humanities Microprojects to Build Skills and Teams.” Digital Humanities Speaker Series. University of Cincinnati. February 29.
  • “The Myth of Print-Digital Supersession and the Case of Print Electronic Literature.”Digital Humanities Speaker Series. University of Cincinnati. March 1.

2015

  • “El libro de artista postdigital antes del giro digital. El ejemplo de The Case for the Burial of Ancestors de Paul Zelevansky.” Seminario de Bibliología. Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas. October 8. UNAM, Mexico City.
  • “Formas de mediación múltiple en la literatura electrónica.” Máquinas de inminencia: estéticas de la literatura electrónica. Sala Carlos Chávez. CCU. October 8. UNAM, Mexico City.
  • “Media Reframes: Carrión, Hostos, and Borges in the Twitter Bot Scene.” Merienda Brown Bag Lecture. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. October 1. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Random Borges | Infinite E-Lit A Look from Hispanic Legacies.” Digital Humanities Seminar. March 25. Hall Center for the Humanities. University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.

Conference Presentations

2017

  • “Digital Boundaries of the Global South.” MLA Convention 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Diasporic Architectures: (Print) Digital Literatures in Latin America.” NeMLA convention. Baltimore, MD.

2016

2015

  • “Psst! An Informal Approach to Expanding the Linguistic Range of the Digital Humanities.” With Alex Gil and Daniel Paul O’Donnell. Digital Humanities 2015. Global Digital Humanities. Sydney, Australia. July 1st.
  • RedHD: Open, Collective, and Multilingual Work Dynamics” Priani, Ernesto; Galina, Isabel; Ortega, Élika; Peña, Miriam. Joint CSDH-ACH conference. Ottawa, ON. June 3rd.
  • Multilingualism in DHDisrupting Digital Humanities. Modern Languages Association. Jan 8-11. Vancouver.

2014

  • “Textual Environments: Multimateriality Beyond and Around Between Page and Screen” International Conference Ages of The Book. October 13-17. Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas. UNAM. Mexico City.
  • “The Remediation of Reading: From The Print To The Electronic Public Interface”. Experimental Interfaces for Reading 2.0. INKE ID Conference. September 18-20. Chicago, IL.
  • “MapaHD: Exploring Spanish and Portuguese Speaking DH Communities.” DH2014. July 8-12. Lausanne, Switzerland. (With Silvia Gutiérrez)
  • “The Landscapes of Casta Paintings: Depictions of Social Anxieties in XVIII Century New Spanish Art.” DH2014. July 8-12. Lausanne, Switzerland. (With Natalia Caldas and David Brown.)
  • “Spanish / Speaking / Digital Humanities”. DHSI Colloquium 2014. June 2-6. Victoria, Canada.
  • “Network Analysis for the Study of Intertextual Relationships.” CSDH-SCHN 2014. May 26-28. St Catherines, Canada.
  • “La remediación de la lectura: un proceso de publicación.” Segundo Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales, RedHD and GO::DH, May 21-23. Mexico City.
  • “Atlas de las ciencias sociales y humanidades digitales en español.” Segundo Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales, RedHD and GO::DH, May 21-23. Mexico City.
  • “MapaHD: Una cartografía de las humanidades digitales en español y portugués.” Segundo Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales, RedHD and GO::DH, May 21-23. Mexico City.
  • “Interstory: Three Narratives in Media Convergence.” MLA Convention. January 8-12. Chicago, IL. USA.

2013

  • “Readers Read, Readers Write: A Methodology for The Study of Reading Practices in Media Convergence.” INKE2013. September 26-27. New York University. New York, USA.
  • “Interhistoria: un estudio sobre narrativa y lectores en red.” Humanidades Digitales: desafíos, logros y perspectivas de futuro I Congreso Internacional de la HDH. July 9-12. Universidade da Coruña. A Coruña, Spain.
  • “Where is the Story? Textual and Social Network Analysis of Interstory” HASTAC. April 25-28. York University. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Curatorial work

No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica. Doe Library. University of California Berkerley. March-September 2016. Berkeley, California.

Reviews

Associations Membership and Service

Service

  • 2014-to present Executive Committee Member, Global Outlook Digital Humanities
  • 2015-2018 Executive Council Officer, Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • 2015 to present. ADHO’s Standing Committee on Multi-Lingualism and Multi-Culturalism (ACH Representative)
  • 2017 to present. Modern Languages Association. Digital Humanities Forum Executive Committee.

Member

  • Modern Languages Association
  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
  • Red de Humanidades Digitales
  • Global Outlook::Digital Humanities
  • Electronic Literature Association
  • Red Latinoamericana de Literatura Electrónica
  • Latin American Studies Association.

Book Reviews

Professional Development

  • “Electronic Literature in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. 2014.
  • “Advanced Criticism and Authoring of Electronic Literature.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. 2015.