Alison Gibbons

Alison Gibbons is a senior lecturer in English. She is the author of Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature (Routledge 2012) and co-editor of Mark Z. Danielewski (Manchester University Press 2011; with Joe Bray) and the Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (Routledge 2012; with Joe Bray and Brian McHale).

Essays by this author

“You’ve never experienced a novel like this”: Time and Interaction when reading TOC


Steve Tomasula’s TOC is hard to explain, according to Alison Gibbons. You’re better off experiencing it in all its multimodal and multimedial complexity. Using human computer interaction and narrative theory, Gibbons shows that the emergent, singular, fractured temporality of reading TOC raises the bar for the new media book.