Angelika Zirker

Prof. Dr. Angelika Zirker is an associate professor 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 (published by LIT in 2010). In 2019, she published her second book, William Shakespeare and John Donne: Stages of the Soul in Early Modern English Poetry (with Manchester University Press).
Angelika Zirker is a principal investigator and PhD supervisor of the Research Training Group "Ambiguity: Production and Perception" and the Collaborative Research Center "Different Aesthetics", both funded by the DFG (German National Research Foundation). She is also the co-editor of two peer-reviewed journals, Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate ( and Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. Her research interests include Shakespeare, Early Modern Poetry, children’s literature and concepts of childhood, literature and ethics, nineteenth-century literature and culture, with a strong emphasis on the novel, as well as the Digital Humanities. She is also the co-founder of

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