PD Dr. Angelika Zirker
Angelika Zirker is an assistant professor of English Literature at Tuebingen University. After studying English, French and German at the Universities of Saarbruecken (Germany), Metz (France), and Cardiff (Wales), she completed her PhD in English Literature on The Pilgrim as a Child: Concepts of Play, Language and Salvation in Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books in July 2009. She recently submitted her second book on Stages of the Soul in Early Modern Poetry: William Shakespeare and John Donne (Habilitationsschrift; under review for publication).
Angelika Zirker is an associate member of the research training group (GRK 1808) on Ambiguity: Production and Perception as well as of project A2 “Interpretability in Context” of SFB 833. She is also one of the editors of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate.Currently, she is also involved in a new project on the annotation of literary texts in the context of the digital humanities.
Her research interests include Shakespeare, Early Modern Poetry, children’s literature and concepts of childhood, literature and religion, the theory of literary annotation as well as nineteenth-century literature and culture, with a strong emphasis on the novel. Since January 1, 2012 she has also been involved in an interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel on the topic “Wordplay: Speaker-Hearer-Interaction in Everyday Communication and Literature”. For her publications, see here.