Dennis Tenen

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

​Dennis Tenen's research happens at the intersection of people, texts, and technology. His recent work appears on the pages of Amodern, boundary 2, Computational Culture, Modernism/modernity, Public Books, and LA Review of Books on topics that range from book piracy to algorithmic composition, unintelligent design, and history of data visualization. He teaches a variety of classes in fields of literary theory, new media studies, and critical computing in the humanities. Tenen is a co-founder of Columbia's Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities and author of the forthcoming Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (Stanford UP, 2017).​ For an updated list of projects, talks, and publications please visit