Dr. Angelika Zirker
Angelika Zirker is a research assistant and lecturer at the English Department of 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. Her current project deals with the relations between poetry and the stage during the Early Modern period.
Angelika Zirker is an associate member of the postgraduate programme “Sacred Texts”, part of project A2 “Interpretability in Context” of SFB 833, and one of the editors of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. Her research interests include Shakespeare, Early Modern Poetry, children’s literature and concepts of childhood, literature and ethics, 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.