The project on “The Theory and Practice of Explanatory Annotation in the Digital Humanities” was initiated by Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer and PD Dr. Angelika Zirker in 2011 as a student and peer-learning project; the research project has developed since then. They both teach English Literature at Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen (Germany). The project team comprises a doctoral student (Timo Stösser) and a number of peer mentors (currently Max Faul and Miriam Lahrsow) as well as MA students who organize peer-group meetings.

 

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

Project supervisor

Matthias Bauer is Professor of English Literature at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. His fields of teaching and research comprise early modern English literature, nineteenth century literature, and a number of systematic questions. Thus he is the chair of the Graduate Research Training Group (RTG 1808) on Ambiguity: Production and Perception, and co-chairs project A2 on “Interpretability in Context” in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 833) on the Construction of Meaning. He is the co-founder and -editor of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate and one of the initiators of the Annotating Literature Project, with which he connects his interest in methods of enhancing the understanding of literary texts. For more information and his publication list, please visit his homepage at Tübingen University.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

PD Dr. Angelika Zirker

Project supervisor

PD Dr. Angelika Zirker is an assistant professor of English with a focus on early modern literature and nineteenth century studies. She is one of the initiators of the Annotating Literature project and involved in various interdisciplinary research projects at Tübingen University, among them the RTG 1808 on Ambiguity: Production and Perception and project A2 “Interpretability in Context” of SFB 833. She is furthermore one of the co-editors of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. In the Annotating Literature project she aims at linking her various research interest in both teaching and research. For more information and her publication list, please visit her homepage at Tübingen University.

 PD Dr. Angelika Zirker

Timo Stösser, M.A.

Project assistant

Timo Stösser writes his doctoral thesis in the research project. It is concerned with the hermeneutics of digital literary annotation and how they manifest themselves as a qualitative approach to Digital Literary Studies. He teaches for the English department at Tübingen University. He also administrates the online edition of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate.

Student annotation groups

The peer mentors for the project’s student annotation groups are:

  • Max Faul (student annotation group for poetry)
  • Johannes Krickl (student annotation group for Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle)
  • Miriam Lahrsow (student annotation group for Charles Dickens’ “The Chimes”)
  • Jens Theesen (student annotation group for Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper)