Manivannan, V. (2017). “A way of life that is not entirely unfortunate”: The peripheral cunning of chronic pain. Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, 8(1): 24-39. #pdf
Manivannan, V. (2017). What we see when we digitize pain: The risk of valorizing image-based representations of fibromyalgia over body and bodily experience. Digital Health. #link (published) #pdf (accepted)
Manivannan, V. (2015). War without witness: Mobile phone testimony in preserving memory and truths. In Media Res. #pdf.
Manivannan, V. (2015). “Never give ’em what they expect”: The Joker ethos as the zeitgeist of contemporary digital subcultural transgression. In R. Peaslee & R. Weiner (Eds.), The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. #pdf
Manivannan, V. (2012). Attaining the ninth square: Cybertextuality, gamification, and institutional memory on 4chan. Enculturation 15. #pdf
Manivannan, V. (2011). ‘Later, buddy’: The politics of loss and trauma representation in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Forum for World Literature Studies 3(1): 3-14. #pdf
Manivannan, V. (2011). Interplay Amidst the Strangeness and the Charm: Under-language and the Attenuation of Meaning in the Film Adaptation of Watchmen. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 5(4). #pdf
Conference and Presentation Activity.*
Manivannan, V. (2017). “I’ve never heard of that country”: Sri Lankan American writers on shaping an emerging literary identity. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair 2017. Washington, D.C. 9-11 Feb 2017. Web.
Manivannan, V. (2016). Networked bodies/Networked identities: Connecting bodies in digital activism/writing (Panelist). Computers & Writing 2016: Crossing Wires, Reaching across Campus, Between Disciplines, and into Communities. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. 19-22 May 2016. #ppt
Manivannan, V. (2015). The author is in pain: Encounters in the world of non-belonging (Performance scholarship). Affect Theory Conference: Worldings/Tensions/Futures. Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. 15-17 Oct 2015. Video/Transcript.
Manivannan, V. (2015). Teaching tattoos: A body(mod)-focused approach to the composition classroom. Computers & Writing 2015: Technoliteracy In(ter)ventions. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. 28-31 May 2015. #ppt
Manivannan, V. (2014). Autonomy in the hivemind: 4chan’s archival economy and archaeology of memory. Computers & Writing 2014: Evolutions, Revolutions, Convolutions. Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 5-8 Jun 2014. #ppt
Manivannan, V. (2013). The right to bear cannons: Reevaluating DDoS actions as civic protest. AEJMC 2013. Renaissance Washington, Washington, D.C. 7-11 Aug 2013.
Manivannan, V. (2013). Lurk moar: Conducting research in transgressive Internet environments. Computers & Writing 2013: Mechanization and Writing. Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD. 6-9 Jun 2013. #pdf #ppt
Manivannan, V. (2013). Mobius double reacharound: The convergence of comics, animation, and gaming in Homestuck. Illustration, Comics, and Animation. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 19-21 Apr 2013. #pdf #ppt
Manivannan, V. (2011). “I think writing is a pretty cool guy. eh makes meaning and doesnt afraid of anything”: Grammatical memes and linguistic practice on 4chan. Computers & Writing 2011: Writing in Motion. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 18-21 May 2011. #pdf #ppt
Manivannan, V. & Manivannan, A. (2011). “We are Sri Lankan civilians plz save our life”: Photography and the spectacle of Sri Lanka’s civil war. New Narrative IV: Image and Spectacle. University of Toronto, ON, Canada. 4-6 May 2011. #pdf #ppt
*Presentations adapted to full-length papers are listed under publications; slides are available on request. Manuscripts in the process of being reworked are also available on request.
Invited Papers, Talks, Readings.
Manivannan, V. (2014). When ‘trolling’ becomes an umbrella term. The New York Times Room for Debate. Web.