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Writing & Research
Academic Papers & Publications
Skains, L. “Fluid Texts: Implicit Collaboration in Electronic Narratives.” Submitted to The Electronic Book Review.

Skains, L. “The Shifting Author-Reader Dynamic: Online Novel Communities as a Bridge from Print to Digital Literature.” Convergence. February 2010.  Abstract. Request a copy of this article.
 
Skains, L. “Last Stop Bar & Grill.” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Vol 7(3): pp.219-225. November 2010.
 
Skains, L. “Improving Critical Analysis and Composition: The Electronic Literature Directory in the University Classroom.”  Submitted to the Journal of Further and Higher Education.
 
Skains, L. and Chambers, A. “Visualizing the Story from Screen to Screen: Application of Film’s Mise en Scéne Techniques to Digital Fiction.”  Submitted to Adaptation.

Presentations
“The Material Trace in Electronic Technotext”
Material Meanings Conference -- University of Kent, September 2012
“Fluid Texts and Implicit Collaboration in Electronic Narratives”
Electronic Literature Organization -- Morgantown, West Virginia, June 2012
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The Multimodal Mashup: Film as Participatory Narrative”
Contemporary Screen Narratives Conference -- University of Nottingham, May 2012
Co-author Amy C. Chambers
“The Medium in the Story: How the Intent to Work in Digital Media Affects the Writer's Practice”
Great Writing Conference – Imperial College London, June 2011
“The Story in the Medium: Reader Responses to Multimodal Fiction Narratives”
Beyond Adaptation – De Montfort University, January 2011
“Visualizing the Story from Text to Screen: Application of Cinematic Techniques to Digital Fiction”
MeCCSA-PGN Conference – Glasgow University, June/July 2010
Co-author Amy C. Chambers
“Stories as Real Estate: A New Paradigm for Publishing”
Great Writing Conference – Bangor University, June 2010
“Visual Landscapes as Storytelling Devices: Providing Thematic Depth on Screen”
Cinema & Landscape Conference – University of Sheffield, April 2010
Co-author Amy C. Chambers
“Invited Transgression Against the Text: Masochism, or an Evolved Perception of Authorship?”
Transgression & Its Limits Conference – University of Stirling, May 2010
“Visualizing the Story from Text to Screen: Application of Cinematic Techniques to Digital Fiction”
Transliteracy Conference – De Montfort University, February 2010
Co-author Amy C. Chambers
“The Shifting Author-Reader Dynamic: Online Novel Communities as a Bridge from Print to Digital Literature
MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference – Bangor University, July 2009
“Inside-Out Empty (Working Title):  A Short Story in Transition”
Great Writing Conference – Bangor University, June 2009
“Beyond the Novelty: Creating Digital Fiction for Mainstream Audiences”
1st Prize Winner – Beyond Boundaries Conference – Bangor University, January 2009

Fiction & Performance
Multimodal Fiction
“Faerwhile”
In Progress (PhD Project)
“Inside Out Empty”
In Progress (presented at Great Writing Conference, June 2009)

Short Fiction
“Last Stop Bar & Grill”
New Writing: The International Journal for the Pedagogy and Practice of Creative Writing, Vol 7(3): pp.219-255. November 2010.
“Drowning Jonathan”
Florilegium, Pegleg Publishing Anthology, Dec 2009
“A Queen for a King”
Electric Spec, October 2008
“Wish in One Hand”
Glassfire Magazine, Summer 2008
“Ribbons”
Scribendi, 2000

Stage Play Credits
Big I Comedy Construction Project
KUNM radio broadcast, November 2000
Circle Systems (full-length)
UNM Words Afire Festival Selection, 2001
The Last Thing on My Mind (one-act)
UNM Words Afire Festival Selection, 2001