David N. Wright
- Teaching media
- Aesthetic practices of Modernist writers
- Digital Humanities
- Comic books and the Superhero
- Burlesque performance
- Comics scholarship
Current research is focused in three main areas: Establishing methodologies for emerging trends in the digital humanities. In particular the pedagogical applications of digital technologies, the intersection of coding and writing, digital literature and the implications of "open source," and facilitating spaces for the digital dissemination of academic work. An examination of burlesque performance and its relationship to the aesthetic practices of modernist writers. Focussing on a a diverse range of early Twentieth Century practitioners in a variety of media, but spending the most time on E. E. Cummings, Hart Crane, George Herriman, Gilbert Seldes, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and Djuna Barnes.
Comic books and their role in shaping cultural narratives (particularly those around masculinity), and how comic books offer a way of understanding narrative as it responds to external political and social pressures. Also, writes a monthly post at Graphixia.
Recent Citations for David N. Wright
- Decentering the sexual aggressor: Sexual violence, trigger warnings and Bitch Planet.
- Comics are the new everyday aesthetic and socio-cultural paradigm
- Rebuilding and repair as a critical practice in the Media Studies classroom:
- Peer review, scholarly production and a provocation: Let's blow stuff up