Digital textual media; ebooks; digital literature; big data; history of the book; reading and reception.
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.