David is a member of the Department of English and Linguistics faculty at the University of Otago, which is located in Dunedin, New Zealand.

His research is focused on literary and narrative theory with an emphasis on emergent forms of digital literature, as well as digital culture and posthumanism more generally. He has published on Jorge Luis Borges as well as critical work and reviews on digital fiction and poetry. Recent publications include “Focalization in Digital Fiction” in issue 20.3 of Narrative. He is the author of Reading Network Fiction, a book on the first and second waves of digital fiction.

He has a new book in the Frontiers of Narrative Series with U. Nebraska Press (2015) called Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media focused on cognitive approaches to narrative and literary theory in print novels, digital narratives, and story-driven videogames.