Joshua Hussey

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Overview

Joshua Hussey studies the concept of the archive in American literature, looking at the potential for texts to operate as emblematic storage devices containing the lexicographic materials to better define our ontologic worlds. He is interested in electronic environments and the pleasures of spatial navigation that occur within them. He has been teaching courses on memory, narrative and folklore in videogames, and most recently, detective literature. With internal grant support from the LMC in summer 2015, he constructed a MAME cabinet to emulate classic arcade games as a way to preserve old videogame content. The cabinet is currently installed in the GT retroTech Archives. Hussey's present project, in collaboration with PURA, involves creating a dramatic voice that emerges when psychological expression conjoins with the lexical expression of a digital corpus.

Education:
  • PhD in English, The University of Georgia
  • MA in English, University of Georgia
  • BA in English, UCLA
Areas of
Expertise:
  • American Literature
  • Archival Theory
  • Electronic Writing
  • Memory
  • Poetry
  • Videogames
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-2698: Research Assistantship