Associate Professor

Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

Degrees and institutions granting the degree

  • Rutgers University, BA (1992)
  • University of Virginia, MA (2000)
  • University of Virginia, PhD (2003)

Professional areas of specialty

  • Digital Humanities
  • Theory of new media
  • Theater History

Courses regularly taught

  • Electronic Texts
  • Modern Drama

Selected Publications


  • Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism (University of Illinois Press, 2011).
  • Mathematics for the Humanist (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)

Recent Articles:

  • "Programming with Humanists: Reflections on Raising an Army of Hacker-Scholars in the Digital Humanities"Teaching Digital Humanities: Principles, Practices, and Politics. (digitalculturebooks series, University of Michigan Press, 2012).
  • "Developing Things: Notes Toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities (with Geoffrey Rockwell) Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).
  • "The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around"PastPlay (University of British Columbia Press, 2012).
  • "Algorithmic Criticism," Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007)
  • "In Praise of Pattern,"TEXT Technology 14.2 (2005)
  • "Toward an Algorithmic Criticism,"Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003)
Stephen Ramsay Photo

Stephen Ramsay
303 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588−0333