Helen J Burgess

Helen J Burgess is Associate Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Language, Literacy and Culture PhD program. In the Communication & Technology track, she teaches courses such as Visual Literacy, New Media & Digital Literacies, Theories of Communication & Technology, and Web Design.

Dr Burgess received her BA(Hons) and MA(Dist.) in English Language and Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, and her PhD in English from West Virginia University. She is active in the new media research community as editor of the online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, technical editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and editorial board member for the Computing Literature series at West Virginia University/University of Paris VII Vincennes Saint-Denis.

Dr Burgess is coauthor of Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Enounters with Mars and Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information, both titles published in the Mariner10 interactive DVD-Rom series at the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her latest completed work is Highways of the Mind, an interactive book forthcoming in 2014 from Penn Press. She has interests in digital humanities, electronic literature, critical code studies, multimedia and web development, and science fiction.