Dennis Tenen's research happens at the intersection of people, texts, and technology. He is a co-founder of Columbia's Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities and author of Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (Stanford UP, 2017).
His recent work appears on the pages of Amodern, boundary 2, Computational Culture, Modernism/modernity, New Literary History, Public Books, and LA Review of Books on topics that range from book piracy to algorithmic composition, unintelligent design, and history of data visualization.
Tenen teaches courses on literary theory, media history, computational narratology, and critical computing at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. He also occasionally teaches at Columbia's Journalism School, in the Computer Science Department, and at DHSI. His affiliations include: New Media Center at the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering and Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
He lives in New York City.
- Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation, Stanford University Press, 2017, 280 pp.
- "The Emergence of American Formalism", Modern Philology 117:2, Nov 2019, pp 257-283.