Angelika Zirker is an associate 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 published her second book on William Shakespeare and John Donne: Stages of the Soul in Early Modern Poetry:  (Habilitationsschrift; Manchester University Press, 2019).

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.  Together with Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer, she is also involved in a new project on the explanatory annotation of literary texts in the context of the digital humanities. In the new SFB “Andere Ästhetik” (“Different Aesthetics”), she is part of two projects in the : C05 “The Aesthetics of Co-Creativity in Early Modern English Literature” and B06 “Features of Figures of Aesthetic Reflection: Systematic Annotation and Quantitative Analysis.”

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.

For her publications, see here.