Welcome! I teach in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. My research takes an interdisciplinary approach to locating narrative and literary expression within the network media ecology.
In my research I apply a technique of media-specific analysis that combines close reading, network analysis, and narratology. These mixed methods are applied to multiple layers or aspects of digital narratives: the character networks depicted, the narrative techniques employed, the interactive architectures that readers use to navigate the work, and the collaborative production models through which readers are invited to contribute to a project. This multi-layered analytic approach helps clarify how aspects of a digital narrative that may have very different topological properties can complement one another to support participation.