Jim Pope

Dr Jim Pope

  • Principal Academic In English And Communication
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Interactive narrative in digital media

Reader response to children's literature

Journal Articles

  • Pope, J., 2023. The Genarrator Authoring Experience: A UX Evaluation Approach. ACM SIGWEB Newsletter (ACM Digital Library), 2023 (Autumn), 1-8.
  • Pope, J. and Gyori, B., 2023. Branching Paths: Using digital interactive storytelling to encourage marginalized young people to engage with creative writing. Writing in Education, Spring 2023 (89), 41-48.
  • Pope, J., Rossi, G.C., Pyke, T., Skains, R.L. and Wisdom, S., 2022. The New Media Writing Prize Special Collection. Electronic British Library Journal, 2022.
  • Pope, J. and Gyori, B., 2021. Decision Points. Writing in Education, 18-25.
  • Pope, J., 2017. Further on down the digital road Narrative design and reading pleasure in five New Media Writing Prize narratives. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, online, 1-20.
  • Pope, J., 2014. Children’s Responses to Heroism in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Children’s Literature in Education, 45 (3).
  • Pope, J., 2013. The way ahead: The teaching of hyper-narrative at Bournemouth University. New Writing, 10 (2), 206-218.
  • Pope, J., 2010. Where Do We Go From Here? Readers' Responses to Interactive Fiction: Narrative Structures, Reading Pleasure and the Impact of Interface Design. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies,, 16, 75-94.
  • Pope, J., 2009. The design and development of Genarrator at Bournemouth University. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 8, 157-167.
  • Pope, J., 2009. The significance of navigation and interactivity design for readers’ responses to interactive narrative. Dichtung Digital, 39.
  • Pope, J., 2006. A Future for Hypertext Fiction. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies,, 12, 447-465.



  • Pope, J., 2020. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. In: Kerr, R., Barker-Ruchti, N., Stewart, C. and Kerr, G., eds. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Abingdon: Routledge, 1-246.
  • Ensslin, A. and Pope, J., 2010. Digital Literature in Creative and Media Studies. In: Simanowski, R., Schafer, J. and Gendolla, P., eds. Reading Moving Letters: Digital Literature in Research and Teaching: A Handbook. Transcript, 311-328.


Internet Publications

Scholarly Editions

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Children's Literature; Interactive Digital Storytelling; Creative writing; Dissertation supervision

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • British Library Emerging Formats archive (05 Mar 2020)
  • Digital Conversations (18 Jul 2019)
  • New Media Writing Prize (01 Jun 2018)
  • Digital Storytelling in the Community (01 Jan 2018-09 Jun 2023)


  • PhD in Readers' responses to interactive fiction (Bournemouth University, 2007)