Englisches Seminar

Prof. Dr. Angelika Zirker

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 a researcher and 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 (www.connotations.de) and of Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch (https://www.duncker-humblot.de/reihe/literaturwissenschaftliches-jahrbuch-neue-folge-ljb-38/?page_id=0). 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 a principal investigator in two projects: 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.

Publikationen

Books (Monographs and Edited Vols.)

William Shakespeare and John Donne: Stages of the Soul in Early Modern English Poetry. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2019.
Review: https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/94990.

(With Matthias Bauer, Sigrid Beck, Susanne Riecker, Saskia Brockmann, Nadine Bade, Carmen Dörge and Julia Braun). Linguistics Meets Literature: More on the Grammar of Emily Dickinson. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020. 

Editor (mit Nicolas Potysch). Ambige Helden. helden. heroes. héros. E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen: Special Issue, Vol. 6 (2019). DOI: 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2019/AH .

Editor (with Matthias Bauer, Susanne Friede, Klaus Ridder, Gertrud M. Rösch and Christoph Strosetzki). Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. Vol. 60 (2019).

Editor (with Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer, and Christina Ljungberg). Dimensions of Iconicity. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2017.

Editor (with Matthias Bauer). Explanatory Annotation in the Context of the Digital Humanities. Special Issue of: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 11.1 (2017).

Editor (with Esme Winter-Froemel): Enjeux du jeu de mots: Perspectives linguistiques et littéraires. The Dynamics of Wordplay 2. Berlin: deGruyter, 2015. 

Editor (with Esme Winter-Froemel): Wordplay and Metalinguistic / Metadiscursive Reflection: Authors, Contexts, Techniques, and Meta-Reflection. The Dynamics of Wordplay 1. Berlin: deGruyter, 2015.

Editor (with Klaus Antoni, Matthias Bauer, Jan Stievermann und Birgit Weyel): Heilige Texte: Literarisierung von Religion und Sakralisierung von Literatur im modernen Roman. Münster: LIT, 2013

Der Pilger als Kind: Spiel, Sprache und Erlösung in Lewis Carrolls Alice-Büchern. Religion und Literature / Religion and Literature. Münster: Lit, 2010.

Editor (with Matthias Bauer). Drama and Cultural Change: Turning Around Shakespeare. Trier: WVT, 2009.

Editor (with Matthias Bauer, Inge Leimberg and Burkhard Niederhoff): Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. 1 (1991) ff.; online at: www.connotations.de

Articles

(with Gabriel Viehhauser and Matthias Bauer). "Zwischenräume. Kommentierende Annotation und hermeneutische Bedeutungserschließung in digitalen Texten." Digitale Literaturwissenschaft. Ed. Fotis Jannidis. Stuttgart: Metzler [forthcoming 2020].

(With Matthias Bauer). "Understanding (Through) Annotations: Introductory Remarks.” Connotations 29 (2020): 34-47.

(with Nicolas Potysch). „Ambige Helden: Einleitung.“ Ambige Helden. helden. heroes. héros. E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen: Special Issue, Vol. 6 (2019): 3-9.

"Some Notes on Ambiguity and the Hero: The Case of Mark Antony.“ Ambige Helden. helden. heroes. héros. E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen: Special Issue, Vol. 6 (2019): 89-97.

"Huckleberry Finn: Aktuelle Zensur eines Klassikers?." Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. Neue Folge (LJB) 60. Ed. Matthias Bauer, Susanne Friede, Klaus Ridder, Gertrud M. Rösch, Christoph Strosetzki and Angelika Zirker. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2019. 299-315.

"Aemilia Lanyer: 'The Description of Cooke-ham'." Handbook of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Ingo Berensmeyer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 478-95.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Autorschaft und Mitschöpfung in der englischen Literatur der frühen Neuzeit: Von George Herbert bis William Shakespeare." Ästhetische Reflexionsfiguren in der Vormoderne. Ed. Annette Gerok-Reiter, Anja Wolkenhauer, Jörg Robert, and Stephanie Gropper. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019. 419-443.

(with Kirchhoff, Leonie and Miriam Lahrsow). „Students as Digital Annotators of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.“ Digital English. University of Tasmania School of Humanities, December 2018. http://www.digitalenglish.com.au/2018/12/17/students-as-digital-annotators-of-shakespeares-sonnets/

"'All About Fishes'? The Riddle of Humpty Dumpty's Song and Recursive Understanding in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There". Victorian Poetry 56.1 (Spring 2018): 81-102.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Shakespeare and Stylometrics: Character Style Paradox and Unique Parallels." Anglistentag 2017: Proceedings. Sektion: Digital Humanities. Hg. Jochen Petzold und Anne-Julia Zwierlein. Trier: WVT, 2018. 31-38.

"'What could he see but mightily he noted?' Anschauung und Anschaulichkeit in William Shakespeares The Rape of Lucrece." Show, don't tell: Konzepte und Strategien anschaulichen Erzählens. Hg. Tilmann Köppe und Rüdiger Singer. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2018. 83-100.

(with Matthias Bauer, Judith Glaesser and Augustin Kelava). „Kompetenzmodellierung im Fach Englisch: Literaturwissenschaft meets Psychometrie.“ Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften: Systematische und historische Perspektiven. Hg. Toni Bernhart,  Marcus Willand, Sandra Richter, Andrea Albrecht. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2018. 149-72.

"Dogs and Horses as Heroes: Animal (Auto)Biographies in England, 1751-1800." helden. heroes. héros. Special Issue 3 (2018): 17-25.

"Performative Iconicity: Chiasmus and Parallelism in William Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece." Dimensions of Iconicity. Ed. Angelika Zirker, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2017. 287-300.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Guest Editors’ Introduction: Explanatory Annotation in the Context of the Digital Humanities." International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 11.2 (2017): 145-52.

(with Matthias Bauer) "Subtle Medievalism: The Case of Charles Dickens.“ Anglistentag 2016 Proceedings. Section: Reinventing the Middle Ages. Ed. Ute Berns and Jolene Mathieson. Trier: WVT, 2017. 91-101. (link to the full volume)

(with Matthias Bauer). "Explanatory Annotation of Literary Texts and the Reader: Seven Types of Problems." International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 11.2 (2017): 212-32.

(with Matthias Bauer) "Shakespeare und die Bilder der Vorstellung: ‘The soul’s imaginary sight’ im 27. Sonett." Intermedialität in der Frühen Neuzeit: Formen, Funktionen, Konzepe. Ed. Jörg Robert. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017. 39-54.

"Poetic Justice: A Few Reflections on the Interplay of Poetry and Justice." Connotations 25.2 (2015/2016): 135-51.

"Language Play in Translation: Character and Idiom in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor." Language Play and Language Contact. Ed. Maik Goth, Sebastian Knospe und Alexander Onysko. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016. 283-304.

"‘Oh make thy selfe with holy mourning blacke’: Aspects of Drama and Performance in John Donne’s Holy Sonnet ‘Oh My Black Soule.’" ZAA 64.3 (2016): 247-62.

"‘If poetry could truly tell it backwards, / then it would’: Alternative Geschichtsentwürfe und Kontrafaktualität in zeitgenössischer englischer Dichtung zum Ersten Weltkrieg." Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 57 (2016): 219-40.

(with Matthias Bauer) "Modern Debates: Christianity and Literature, Literature and Theology and Religion and Literature." The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion. Ed. Mark Knight. London: Routledge, 2016. 58-68.

(with Nadine Bade, Matthias Bauer, Sigrid Beck, Carmen Dörge, Burkhart von Eckartsberg, Janina Niefer, und Saskia Ottschofski). "Emily Dickinson’s “My life had stood a loaded gun” – An interdisciplinary analysis." Journal of Literary Semantics 44.2 (October 2015): 115-40. Abstract

(with Esme Winter-Froemel). “Wordplay and Its Interfaces in Speaker-Hearer Interaction: An Introduction.” Wordplay and Metalinguistic / Metadiscursive Reflection: Authors, Contexts, Techniques, and Meta-Reflection. Ed. Angelika Zirker and Esme Winter-Froemel. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 1-22.

(with Esme Winter-Froemel). "Ambiguity in Speaker-Hearer-Interaction: A Parameter-Based Model of Analysis." Ambiguity: Language and Communication. Ed. Susanne Winkler. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 283-339.

(with Nadine Bade, Matthias Bauer, Sigrid Beck and Carmen Dörge). "Ambiguity in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138." Ambiguity: Language and Communication. Ed. Susanne Winkler. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 89-110.

(with Matthias Bauer) "Whipping Boys Explained: Literary Annotation and Digital Humanities." Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology. Ed. Ray Siemens and Kenneth M. Price. Dec 2015. https://dlsanthology.commons.mla.org/whipping-boys-explained-literary-annotation-and-digital-humanities/

"'To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt": Charles Dickens and the Ambiguous Ghost Story." Text, Contexts and Intertextuality: Dickens as a Reader. Ed. Norbert Lennartz and Dieter Koch. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2014. 163-80.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Dickens and Ambiguity: The Case of A Tale of Two Cities." Dickens, Modernism and Modernity. Ed. Christine Huguet and Nathalie Vanfasse. Paris: Editions du Sagittaire. 2014. 209-28.

(with Susanne Gruß and Lena Steveker). "Not Shakespeare! New Approaches to Drama in the Seventeenth-Century". Anglistentag 2013 Proceedings. Ed. Reingard M. Nischik and Silvia Mergen­thal. Trier: WVT, 2014. 153-58.

"Resurrection and Awakening: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden." Ed. Klaus Antoni, Matthias Bauer, Jan Stievermann, Birgit Weyel and Angelika Zirker. Heilige Texte: Literarisierung von Religion und Sakralisierung von Literatur im modernen Roman. Münster: LIT, 2013. 85–109.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Sites of Death as Sites of Interaction in Donne and Shakespeare." Shakespeare, Donne, and the Cultural Imaginary. Ed. Judith H. Anderson and Jennifer Vaught. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 17-37.

"Ngaio Marsh's Innocent Vicarage: Character, Religion and Performance in Overture to Death." Christianity and the Detective Story. Ed. Anya Morlan and Walter Raubicheck. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars P, 2013. 20-36.

"Redemptive Children in Frances Hodgson Burnett's Novels: Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden." A Hundred Years of The Secret Garden: Frances Hodgson Burnett's Classic Revisited. Göttingen: V&R Unipress; Bonn: Bonn UP, 2012. 53-68.

"Weak, sexless, one-dimensional, boring? Reading Amy Dorrit." Dickens’s Signs, Readers’ Designs: New Bearings in Dickens Criticism. Ed. Norbert Lennartz and Francesca Orestano. Rom: Aracne, 2012. 169-189.

(with Julia Dietrich). "Noch nie war das Böse so clever: Iagos Soliloquien in Shakespeares Othello aus literaturwissenschaftlicher und ethischer Perspektive." Noch nie war das Böse so gut: Die Aktualität einer alten Differenz. Ed. Franz Fromholzer, Michael Preis and Bettina Wisiorek. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 197-218.

"'You Can’t Stay Downstairs': Death-in-Life and Life-in-Death in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s In the Closed Room." Sprache, Literatur, Kultur: Translatio delectat. Festschrift für Lothar Černý. Ed. Matthias Bauer, Rüdiger Pfeiffer-Rupp, Claudia Sasse and Ursula Wienen. Münster: LIT, 2012. 157–174.

"'The Road to happiness': Jane Austen's Mansfield Park." Connotations 20.2-3 (2010/2011): 131-54.

"Physiognomy and the Reading of Character in Our Mutual Friend." Partial Answers 9.2 (June 2011): 379-90.

"'Time No Longer': The Context(s) of Time in Tom's Midnight Garden." Telling Children's Stories: Narrative Theory and Children's Literature. Ed. Mike Cadden. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska P, 2010. 268-91.

"Don't Play with Your Food?—Edward Lear's Nonsense Cookery and Limericks." The Pleasures and Horrors of Eating: The Cultural History of Eating in Anglophone Literature. Ed. Marion Gymnich and Norbert Lennartz. Göttingen: Bonn UP, 2010. 237-53.

(with Esme Winter-Froemel). "Ambiguität in der Sprecher-Hörer-Interaktion: Linguistische und literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven / Ambiguity in speaker-hearer-interaction: linguistic and literary perspectives." Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 40.158 (Juni 2010): 76-97.

(with Matthias Bauer, Markus Bauer, Sigrid Beck, Carmen Dörge, Burkhard von Eckartsberg, Michaela Meder, Katja Riedel and Janina Zimmermann). "'The Two Coeval Come': Emily Dickinson and Ambiguity." LiLi 40.158 (Juni 2010): 98-124.

"(Un)Surprises Uncovered: A Reply to Jennifer Geer, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, and Michael Mendelson." Connotations 18.1-3 (2008/2009): 215-29.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Kate Modern? The Taming of the Shrew and the Trouble with Obedience" Drama and Cultural Change: Turning Around Shakespeare. Ed. Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker. Trier: WVT, 2009. 49-63.

"Dreaming Alice: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice Books." The Carrollian 19 (2007): 32-45.

"'Alice was not surprised': (Un)Surprises in Lewis Carroll's Alice-Books." Connotations 14.1-3 (2004/2005): 19-37.

Reviews

Zirker, Angelika. Rev. of Shakespeares Exzess: Sympathie und Ökonomie, by Verena Lobsien, publ. by Berlin: Berlin University Press, 2015. ZAA 64.2 (2016): 225-28.

Zirker, Angelika. Rev. of Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/ The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare, trans. Frank Günther, with an essay by Joachim Frenk. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 168.1 (2016): 177-80.

Zirker, Angelika. Rev. of Shakespeare, by Hans-Dieter Gelfert, publ. by C.H. Beck Wissen 2014. ZAA 62.2 (2014): 165-67.

Miscellaneous, Notes, etc.

(with Matthias Bauer, Sarah Briest, and Sara Rogalski). "Tottel's Miscellany." The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2020.

(with Matthias Bauer, Sarah Briest, and Sara Rogalski). "Richard Tottel." The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 July 2020.

(with Matthias Bauer). "Introduction: Dimensions of Iconicity." Dimensions of Iconicity. Ed. Angelika Zirker, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer, und Christina Ljungberg. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2017. xi-xiv.

"Phyllis Bottome".  The Literary Encyclopedia. 05 October 2012. The Literary Dictionary Company. 

(with Esme Winter-Froemel). "Stegreifdichtung." Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Ed. Gert Ueding. 10 vols. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1992-2011. 10 (2011): 1265-74.

(with Esme Winter-Froemel). "Redundanz." Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Ed. Gert Ueding. 10 vols. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1992-2011. 10 (2011): 1044-51.

"'Anderen weh tun wollen': 'Böse Kinder' in der Jugendliteratur. Zwei Lektüreempfehlungen." Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik. 3 (2010): 220-23.

"The Secret Garden". The Literary Encyclopedia. 29 April 2009. The Literary Dictionary Company.

"Frances Hodgson Burnett". The Literary Encyclopedia. 10 March 2009. The Literary Dictionary Company.

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". The Literary Encyclopedia. 20 May 2008. The Literary Dictionary Company.

"Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There". The Literary Encyclopedia. 20 May 2008. The Literary Dictionary Company.

"Lewis Carroll." The Literary Encyclopedia. 23 Aug. 2007. The Literary Dictionary Company.