Prof. Dr. Dennis Tenen

Dennis Tenen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. His teaching and research happen at the intersection of people, texts, and technology. A former software engineer at Microsoft and currently faculty associate at the Center for Data, Media, and Society, he is the author of Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (Stanford University Press, 2017) and co-founder of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities.

His recent work appears on the pages of New Literary History, Amodern, boundary2, Computational Culture, Modernism/modernity, Public Books, and Los Angeles Review of Books on topics that include literary theory, the sociology of literature, media history, and narratology. His next book concerns the creative limits of artificial intelligence.