Dennis Tenen

Dennis Tenen

Research Interests


Dennis Tenen's research happens at the intersection of people, texts, and technology.

He is the author of Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (Stanford UP, 2017) and a co-founder of Columbia's Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities. His work appears also on the pages of Amodern, boundary 2, Computational CultureModernism/modernityNew Literary HistoryPublic Books, and LA Review of Books on topics that range from book piracy to algorithmic composition, unintelligent design, and history of data visualization.

He teaches a variety of classes in fields of literary theory, new media studies, and critical computing in the humanities.

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