Alice Bell

Dr. Alice Bell is a senior lecturer in English language and literature at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her research interests are stylistics, narratology, and digital literature. She is Principal Investigator for the Reading Digital Fiction project ( funded by the AHRC (2014-2017). The project, Co-Led with Prof Astrid Ensslin, aims to understand how readers process particular linguistic, multimodal and interactive features in digital fiction and also introduce more readers to digital fiction via a range of public engagement activities. Her previous research projects include the Digital Fiction International Network (funded by The Leverhulme Trust) and Unnatural Narratology and Ontological Metalepsis (funded by the British Academy). Her publications include a monograph entitled The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), edited collections (Analyzing Digital Fiction, Routledge 2014; dichtung-digital 2007) and articles in Narrative, Journal of Narrative Theory, Storyworlds, Style, Contemporary Stylistics (Continuum 2007), New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age (Univ.of Nebraska Press 2011) and Unnatural Narratology (Univ. of Ohio State Press 2013).

Essays by this author

A [S]creed for Digital Fiction


An international group of digital fiction scholars proposes a platform of critical principles, seeking to build the foundation for a truly “digital” approach to literary study.