Simon joined Stirling in 2015 as Lecturer in Digital Media & Publishing. Prior to this, he completed his PhD, “The Literary Web,” at the University of Winchester. His teaching and research focus on the emergence of digital textual media, its historical precedents, and its broader impact on the development of digital media and contemporary publishing. Simon has been invited to talk on the intersection of digital culture and book history at the University of Reading and Society of Indexers Annual Conference and has spoken about the emergence of ebook culture in Lausanne, Seattle and Birmingham. He is a consultant for the AHRC-funded Digital Reading Network. His research into digital readership of Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Pynchon has been published in Nabokov Online Journal, Orbit: Writing around Pynchon, and Proceedings of ACM Hypertext. He is currently working on a history of the Kindle from 2007 to 2011.
Digital textual media; ebooks; digital literature; big data; history of the book; reading and reception.
Butchard D, Rowberry S, Squires C & Tasker G (2017) Peer Review in Practice. In: Rayner S & Lyons R (eds.) Academic Book of the Future: BOOC. London: UCL Press. https://ucldigitalpress.co.uk/BOOC/Article/1/57/; https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911307679.15
Rowberry S (2015) Amazon is 20 years old - and far from bad news for publishers. The Conversation. 16.07.2015. https://theconversation.com/amazon-is-20-years-old-and-far-from-bad-news-for-publishers-43863
Rowberry S (2012) Reassessing the Gravity’s Rainbow Pynchon Wiki: a new research paradigm?. Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, 1 (1). https://www.pynchon.net/owap/article/view/24; https://doi.org/10.7766/orbit.v1.1.24
Rowberry S (2011) Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Lost 'father of all hypertext Demos'?. In: HT 2011 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia. HT2011: 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 06.06.2011-09.06.2011. New York: ACM, pp. 319-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1995966.1996008