July 25, 2022

Professor Caitlin Fisher named president of Electronic Literature Organization

Electric Literature Organization (ELO) named AMPD Professor Caitlin Fisher board president, who assumed office July 1 after serving in various roles, including tenures as Treasurer and Vice President, since 2001.  Fisher will steward the international scholarly association’s move outside the United States for the first time.

“bringing the ELO to York University – a large, urban, innovative and incredibly diverse university – represents an exciting opportunity for both organizations,” says Fisher.

Fisher will draw on her experience as director of both the Immersive Storytelling Lab and the Augmented Reality Lab to build ELO’s reputation as a leader in developing methods for evaluating the quality of digital creative and critical works while developing insights into cataloging a growing global body of fiction, poetry and other literary forms. She also will assist with ELO’s Bloomsbury Press book series, endowed innovation and rewards excellence awards adjudication and international conferences and exhibitions.

To learn more about Fisher’s new appointment and what it means for the greater York University community, click here.