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Dr Lyle Skains

Senior Lecturer


A selection of recent research outputs.


Skains, RL., 2019. 'Digital Authorship: Publishing in an Attention Economy', Cambridge University Press.

Skains, L., Bell, D., 2018. 'Normal Deviation: A Weird Fiction Anthology', Wonderbox Publishing.

Skains, L., 2017. 'The Pyxis Memo: On Resurrecting the Free Web', Wonderbox Publishing.

Skains, L., 2016. 'The Futographer: A Hyperstory', Wonderbox Publishing.

Book Chapters

Skains, RL., 2020. 'Creative Writing Courses and the Pragmatics of Publishing'. In Contemporary Publishing and The Culture of Books, Routledge.

Ensslin, A., Skains, RL., 2017. 'Hypertext: Storyspace to Twine'. In The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature, Bloomsbury.

Skains, RL., 2014. 'In the Shadows of Gods: Representations and Treatments Otherness in the Novels of Neil Gaiman'. In Good Madness: A Collection of Essays on the Work of Neil Gaiman, Inter-Disciplinary Press.


Skains, L., 2019. 'No World 4 Tomorrow'.

Skains, L., 2016. 'The Futographer'.

Journal Articles

Skains, RL., 2019. 'Discourse or gimmick? Digital marginalia in online scholarship', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, pp. 135485651983198-135485651983198.

Ensslin, A., Bell, A., van der Bom, I., Skains, RL., 2019. 'Immersion, Digital Fiction, and the Switchboard Metaphor', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 16 (1), pp. 320-342.

Skains, RL., 2019. 'Teaching digital fiction: integrating experimental writing and current technologies', Palgrave Communications, 5 (1), 10.

Rudd, JA., Horry, R., Skains, RL., 2019. 'You and CO2: a Public Engagement Study to Engage Secondary School Students with the Issue of Climate Change', Journal of Science Education and Technology, 29 (2), pp. 230-241.

Skains, RL., 2018. 'Creative Practice as Research: Discourse on Methodology', Media Practice and Education, 19 (1), pp. 82-97.

Skains, RL., 2018. 'Dissonant Fabulation: Subverting Online Genres to Effect Socio-Cognitive Dissonance', Textus: English studies in Italy, 31 (2), pp. 41-57.

Skains, RL., 2017. 'The Adaptive Process of Multimodal Composition: How Developing Tacit Knowledge of Digital Tools Affects Creative Writing', Computers and Composition, 43, pp. 106-117.

Skains, RL., 2017. 'The materiality of the intangible: Literary metaphor in multimodal texts', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 25 (1), pp. 133-147.

Ensslin, A., Skains, L., Riley, S., Haran, J., Mackiewicz, A., Halliwell, E., 2016. 'Exploring digital fiction as a tool for teenage body image bibliotherapy*', Digital Creativity, 27 (3), pp. 177-195.

Skains, RL., 2016. 'The Fragmented Digital Gaze', Qualitative Inquiry, 22 (3), pp. 183-190.

Skains, R., 2010. 'Creative Commons and Appropriation: Implicit Collaboration in Digital Works', Publications, 4 (1), pp. 7-7.

Skains, RL., 2010. 'The Shifting Author--Reader Dynamic', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 16 (1), pp. 95-111.