Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Michael L Black

Graduate Student

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M.A., English, Temple University, B.A., English, University of Louisville


Transparent Cultures: Imagined Users and the Politics of Software Design (1975-2012)

Research Interests

Digital Humanities, textmining, software studies, 20th century American culture, science fiction

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

  • Littlefield, Melissa, and Michael Black. "Critical Receptions: Reading Technology and Literature in the Twentieth Century." Technololgy & Humanity. Ed. Carol Colatrella. Ipswitch: Salem Press, 2012.

Journal Articles

  • Black, Michael L. "Narrative and Spatial Form in Digital Media: A Platform Study of the SCUMM Engine and Ron Gilbert's The Secret of Monkey Island." Games & Culture 7.3 (2012): 209-237.