Daniel Scott Snelson
University of Pennsylvania
Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 127
3340 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Ph.D Candidate, ABD, University of Pennsylvania, English, 2009-

AB, Princeton University, Comparative Literature, Honors, 2007
Certificate in European Cultural Studies

Awards and Honors

GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation

With Avi Alpert and Mashinka Firunts.
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.

Cinema Studies Travel and Research Grant

University of Pennsylvania, 2013.

SASGov/Dean's Grant for New Media and Research

University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize

Princeton University, 2007.

Princeton in Asia Fellowship

Princeton University, 2007.

Edwin F. Ferris Class of 1899 Grant for Print and Electronic Media

Princeton University, 2006.


Jacket2, Reissues Editor, 2011-present.

PennSound, Senior Editor, 2007-present.

UbuWeb, Events and /ubu Editions Editor, 2006-present.

Eclipse, Associate Editor, 2012-present.

(Formerly Scanner and Contributor, 2004.)


Edit Publications, 2010-present.

Copyright the Typos by James Hoff (forthcoming, 2012).
AMJC Reader (forthcoming, 2012).
11 Books Expanding Tan Lin's Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. (2010)

No Input Books, with James Hoff, 2008-present.

TopTen by James Hoff, 2008.
Mémoires by James Hoff, 2009.
Endless Nameless by James Hoff and Danny Snelson, 2009-2010.
Ghost in the Mirror: General Conference 1977-82 by Danny Snelson, 2012.
Milking the Flat Cow by James Hoff, 2012.


Coordinator, Poetry & Poetics Graduate Group, Penn English, 2012-13.

Founder and Organizer, Edit: Contemporary Writing Technologies, KWH at Penn, 2010-present.


Inventory Arousal

With James Hoff
London: Bedford Press, 2012.

Simultaneously Agitated Space

Mimeo Mimeo 3, ed. Kyle Schlesinger and Jed Birmingham.
New York: Cuneiform Press, 2009.

Endless Nameless

With James Hoff
New York: No Input Books, 2009-2010.

The Book of Ravelling Women

Tokyo: Aphasic Letters, 2008.

Articles and Publications

"A Live Review of James Hoff, Inventory Arousal Launch Reading, Written in Real Time by Danny Snelson and Projected Via Skype, Torpedo Bookshop, Oslo, Norway, February 15th 2012. Interleaved and Abridged Commentary Edition, February 15th 2013."

Convolution: Journal for Critical Experiment, Number 2, July 2013

"Archival Penumbra"

In Focus: Lost & Found, ed. Kyle Schlesinger.
American Book Review, Volume 34, Number 3, March/April 2013.

"HEATH, prelude to tracing the actor as network"

Freeware Guide to Electronic Literature, ed. Brian Kim Stefans.
Arras.net 2011.

"Radical Coherency by David Antin"

Bomb 117, Editor's Choice, Fall 2011.

"Writing as metadata container: An interview with Tan Lin"

With Chris Alexander, Kristen Gallagher, and Gordon Tapper
Jacket2, January 20, 2012

"Roentgen Equivalent Man: An Abstract for the Study of Ian Justinson's Late Code Poetry"

Borre Saethre, Paris: Galerie Loevenbruck, 2009.

"Inventory Arousal, a Conceptual Transcription"

Intervalles 4/5, ed. Andy Fitch and Jon Cotner
Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poetique Appliquee, 2008/2009.

Louis Zukofsky: The Collected Recordings

PennSound, 2008.

Radio Poetics: A Program

Free103point9, 2008.

Also This: No Title

PennSound, 2008.

Courses Taught

Professor, ENGL 010.610, Creative Writing: Poetry, Technology, and the Arts, Fall 2013.

Professor, WRIT 039.329, Deciphering the Avant-Garde, Spring 2012.

Professor, WRIT 039.349, Deciphering the Avant-Garde, Fall 2011.

Teaching Assistant, ENGL 102, The Vietnam War in Literature and Film

Amy Kaplan, Spring 2011.

Co-Professor, ENGL 111, Uncreative Writing: Robotica

Co-Taught with Kenneth Goldsmith, Fall 2010.

Teaching Assistant, ENGL 262, The Expanded Field of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

Charles Bernstein, Fall 2010.

Lectures and Panels

"Lectures to Dance to Run to"

DJ Set for The Nicola Midnight St.Claire
Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, June 10, 2013.

"Card Catalog / Data Formats"

With Mashinka Firunts
"Excursus IV: Primary Information"
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, June 2, 2013

"Speaking, speaking, speaking: bill bissett live, in vinyl, on MP3"

SpokenWeb: Approaching the Poetry Series Conference
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 5, 2013.

"Gilded Rot Recut: Splicing the Lost Reels of Shub and Eisenstein"

With Mashinka Firunts
"Snippets, Splinters, Shreds, Shards," Slavics Without Borders Conference
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 22, 2013.

"Contemporary Writing & New Technologies"

Invited Lecture for Litteraturen finder sted Conference
Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark, March 20, 2013.

"Reveal Source Code: The Thousand Platforms of Dr. Mabuse"

"Geist and the Machine," German Studies Conference
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 15, 2013.

"Creative Writing and Little Databases: Tools and Techniques"

Spring Colloquium: "Cutting Edge: The 21st Century Creative Writer"
Fordham University, New York, March 5, 2013.

"DH in Scholarship and Research"

Graduate English Association Workshop
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, December 6, 2012.

"Textwarez: The Executable Files of Textz.com"

Modernism and Modernity Graduate Group: Dissertation Chapter WIP
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, December 4, 2012.

"Relocating Jimmy & Lucy's House of 'K'"

NPF Conference: "Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s"
University of Maine, Orono, June 30, 2012.

"Seminar: Julian Bismouth and Tan Lin"

Simone Subal Gallery, NYC, June 25, 2012.

"Incredible Machines: Following People Like Us Into the Database"

Poiesis and Techne Graduate Student Colloquium
Princeton University, Princeton, May 5, 2012.

"We Edit Life/Incredible Machine/Poemfield No. 2"

Art of Research Graduate Symposium
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 28, 2012.

"Alcheringa Archive Online: 1970-1980"

Jerome Rothenberg at 80: A Celebration
CUNY, New York City, December 9, 2011.

"HEATH, prelude to tracing the actor as network"

ASAP/3 Conference: "Arts of the Planet"
Pittsburgh, October 28, 2011.

"John Cage, Cartridge Music"

1960 Poetry Symposium
Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, December 6, 2010.

"Inventory Arousal II: Endless Nameless"

Conversation with James Hoff
l'Université Paris 4-Sorbonne et l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, January 17, 2010.

"No-body Zone"

Panel with Greta Byrum and Stephen Mosblech
Studio-X, New York City, July 14, 2009.


&Now Conference Panel with Alejandro Crawford and Joe Milutis
SUNY Buffalo, New York, October 16, 2009.

"Radiophonic Poetry"

With Rubén Gallo
Princeton University, Princeton, 2008.


"Gilded Rot Recut"

With Mashinka Firunts
Second Saturday Series at AUX Performance Space
Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, June 8, 2013.

"Zero for Conduit"

With Avi Alpert and Mashinka Firunts
Drafts: Phase III, Information Transmission (Bodies of Evidence)
The Drawing Center, New York, May 10, 2013.


With John Paetsch, as part of "Show-and-Share"
Moore College, Philadelphia, February 21, 2013.

"Report on a Day's Proceedings at the Initiative for Directed Coopetition"

With Avi Alpert and Mashinka Firunts
Intimate Collaborations Conference
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, January 18, 2013.

"Hacking Textwarez"

Penn Independent Book Center, Philadelphia, November 17, 2012.


With Avi Alpert and Mashinka Firunts
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, May 23, 2012.

"Live Review: James Hoff Inventory Arousal Launch Reading"

With James Hoff
Torpedo Books, Oslo, Norway, Feburary 15, 2012.

"Parlor Lecture/Performative Pedagogy"

With Mashinka Firunts
Semiospectacle No. 2, IRT Theatre, New York City, November 20, 2011.

"Prelude Live Writing"

With Mashinka Firunts, Steve Zultanski, Kareem Estefan, Lindsay Howard, and Alejandro Crawford
Prelude Festival, CUNY, New York City, September 29 - October 1, 2010.

"Learning to Live in Black and White"

The Perseids, Southold, New York, August 14, 2010.

"The Dark Cloud of Dr. Mabuse vs. Gertrude Stein Video Organ"

With Alejandro Crawford
Marginal Utility, Philadelphia, July 22, 2010.

"Mabuse for Nazimova"

14 Karat Cabaret, Baltimore, July 2, 2010.

"Inventory Arousal II: Endless Nameless"

With James Hoff
Centre Pompidou, Paris, January 17, 2010.

"Ex Libris: MILK vs. Mabuse"

With Alejandro Crawford
Post_moot Conference, Miami University, Ohio, April 25, 2010.


Semiospectacle, PS 122, New York City, March 22, 2010.

"Equi Nox"

Act/Artefact, Temple University, Philadelphia, May 1, 2009.

"my Dear coUntess"

Lisa Cooley Gallery, NYC, April 12, 2009.


free103point9 Radio Festival, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York City, October 18, 2008.

"Cinema Ursonate"

Terrace Eating Club, Princeton, New Jersy, 2005.


Old English Live!, hosted by Emily Steiner, Philadelphia, April 15, 2013.

SpokenWeb Reading, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Canada, April 6, 2013.

Litteraturen finder sted, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark, March 20, 2013.

Principal Hand Series, l'Etage, Philadelphia, January 24, 2013.

General Projects, hosted by Mathew Timmons, Los Angeles, August 12, 2011.

Principal Hand Series, l'Etage, Philadelphia, May 26, 2011.

Sound Poetry Explosion, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, February 11, 2010.

MLA Off-Site Reading, The Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009.

Segue Series Reading, Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, December 12, 2009.

Poetry TV!, Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, New York, October 14, 2009.

Textform Series, Center for Book Arts, New York City, July 22, 2009.

Writing for Their Live Series, with Joe Milutis, University of Washington, Bothell, April 6, 2009.

"Equi Nox and Other Poems," Poetry Project, New York City, February 2, 2009.

Ceptuetics Radio Program, with Kareem Estefan, WNYU, New York City, May 28, 2008.


"Although You May Start Out Looking for a Yellow Sky You May Prefer a Pink One Once You See It"

D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Germany, September 28, 2010.

"Flash Artifacts" (with Joao Enxuto)

Reihe Experimentalfilm, Berlin, February 6, 2010.

"UbuWeb Film & Video: Flash Artifacts" (with Joao Enxuto)

CRG Gallery, New York City, 2009.

Group Exhibitions

my Dear coUntess

Godsbanen Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark, March 19-21, 2013.

"Ghost in the Mirror: General Conference 1977-82" (Artist's Book) in

"Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer," Tidens Krav, Oslo, Norway, May 12-20, 2012.

"Endless Nameless" (Archival Hard Drives with James Hoff) in

"Freaks and Geeks," Air de Paris, Paris, June 30 - July 23, 2011.
"Indian Ocean," Dispatch Bureau, New York City, April 3 - May 10, 2009.
"Everything Must Out Going!" Terence Koh Pop-Up Shop, New York City, 2009
"Dead Weight," Scream Festival, Type Gallery, Toronto, 2009.
"Giftland IX: Black Friday," Printed Matter, New York City, November 28 - December 23, 2008.

Curated Events

Sound Effects Poetry Catalog

Event hosted by Bowerbird
The Rotunda, Philadelphia, April 19, 2013.

Semiospectacle No. 2

With Mashinka Firunts
IRT Theatre, New York City, November 20, 2011.

Edit Series, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, 2009-

James Hoff, Edit: Constructing Primary Dispersion, October 25, 2011.
Jerome McGann, Edit: Exploring Textual Conditions, April 4, 2011.
Johanna Drucker, Edit: Digitizing Material Aesthetics, March 14, 2011.
Alejandro Crawford, Edit: Staging Database Recomposition, October 20, 2010.
Tan Lin, Edit: Performing Networked Publishing, April 21, 2010.
Adachi Tomomi and Tianna Kennedy, Edit: Processing Improvisatory Writing, February 18, 2010.
Jeremy Thompson and Astrid Lorange, Edit: Strategizing Writing Technologies, November 17, 2009.

NOISE!2010: "Poetics of Media Communication"

With Tianna Kennedy and Caspar Stracke
free103point9, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York City, June 26, 2010.

Radio Festival: "Radio Poetics"

free103point9, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York City, 2008.