Here we will publish a selection of theses and essays written by students that participated in the Annotating Literature project.

MA Theses

Kirchhoff, Leonie. Explanatory Annotation and Changing Modes of Reading. MA thesis. February 2018. .

Lahrsow, Miriam. Digital Explanatory Annotations for Literary Texts: Possibilities – Practices – Problems – Prospects. MA thesis. September 2017.

Student Essays

Lahrsow, Miriam. “Oscar Wilde’s Intentions and Annotating The Picture of Dorian Gray, Or How Explanatory Notes Can Profitably Include an Author’s Theoretical Texts”. Essay from the seminar “Distant and Close Reading”. Link.

Weiner, Bettina. “Annotating with a Purpose: Theatrical Self-Reflexivity in Sonnet 23, Or How to Stage Silent Love, with Language, in a Sonnet”. Essay from the seminar “Annotating Literature: Shakespeare’s Sonnets”. Link.

Wetzel, Sandra. “Annotating Barnabe Barnes’s ‘God’s Virtue'”. Essay from the seminar “Annotating Religious Poetry”. Link.

Wieland, Mascha. “The Functions of Annotations in Charlotte Smith’s ‘Beachy Head'”. Essay from the seminar “Distant and Close Reading”. Link.