De me ipso

I am working as a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (FWO) at the Institute of Modern German Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. Main fields of research are German literature of the 18. and 20.-21. century (Thomas Kling, Gottfried Benn, Friedrich Hölderlin, and others), theory, methodology and practice of Scholarly Editing, Digital Humanities, literary theory, methodology and discipline history of the “Germanistik”. See publications.

Specialized on applications of digital forensics in the Humanities, scholarly editing and textgenetic criticism, my present research project is about reconstructing Thomas Kling’s writing process from his harddrives (and manuscripts) archived in the Thomas Kling Archive, Stiftung Insel Hombroich. During my Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, I am addressing the born-digital dossiers génétiques of contemporary authors, digital literature and a media theory author (stay tuned). See publications and current papers.

Before my present mandate I worked at Ghent University as a Postdoctoral Fellow, as Teaching Assistant for German Literature and as Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities, GhentCDH. Earlier, I worked as research assistant and contract lecturer at Hamburg University, Germany, where I also studied German Language and Literature, Political Science and Psychology. Back in the academic year 1999/2000, I studied and worked as a Teaching Assistant for German at the Dept. of German at JHU Baltimore, USA. You can view my teaching record here.

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