Annika Rockenberger

Doctoral Research Fellow
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PhD Project

Within my PhD project I concern myself with the descriptive reconstruction of the normative conditions of editorial praxis, that is, with the analysis of rational justification and critical evaluation of editorial aims, decisions, and actions. Heuristically assuming a (although partly restricted) methodological pluralism, and thus a relative incommensurability of editorial positions, I will examine the more or less explicitly stated conceptions and standards of contemporary German editions as well as their more or less consistent practical realisation.

Moreover, I will reconstruct selected editorial controversies and critical reviews as modulations of an explicitly normative meta-discourse. At this point I will also employ tools of computational text analysis, citation analysis, and social network analysis.

As for the focus of my study, I will not only take into account the normative foundations of ‘traditional’ (analogue) editions, but also endorse a critical perspective on the latest (digital) developments of the discipline.

It is my objective to make a substantial contribution to editorial self-understanding—dwelling at the threshold of what is believed to be a sea change, caesura, or paradigm change of the editorial enterprise as a whole. With my overall descriptive approach I combine the following fields of interest: 

  1. the history, theory, and praxis of philology, esp. textual scholarship;
  2. analytic philosophy (conceptual analysis, theory of practical reasoning and rationality);
  3. digital humanities, esp. digital editing.

Academic Network

I am member of the German Arbeitsgemeinschaft für germanistische Edition (AG Edition), the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia (BSUVA), the Nordisk Nettverk for Edisjonsfilologer (NNE), the Einstein-Circle Digital Humanities Berlin (DHB), the society for Digital Humanities in the German speaking countries (DHD), the TextGrid Initiative (TextGrid), the Nordisch-Baltischer Germanistenverband (NBGT) and the research group Digital Humaniora at the University of Oslo.
As of March 2014 I am member of the steering committee of – platform for academic blogs in the humanities and social sciences. I am also part of the steering committee of the local research network Digital Humaniora at UiO. In 2015 I will be first vice representative for the fixed-term employees at the Faculty of Humanities and appointed representative for Ph.D. fellows at the Faculty of Humanities.

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Tags: Litteratur, Tysk litteratur, Litteraturvitenskap, Edisjonsfilologi, Digital Humaniora, Filosofi, Normativitet
Published Sep. 14, 2012 9:47 AM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2017 3:30 PM