Department of German Studies – Digital Literary Studies

In the following, the most recent subject area in the field of philology will be presented.

About the Department

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin

Digital literary science is characterized by a combination of conventional and digital methods. On the basis of detailed reading, literary historical study of sources, and cultural contextual competence, research questions are abstracted so that they can be operationalized for the use of digital tools. Digital literary science changes the style of thinking when dealing with theories and interpretations – and it has become a reliable critical instance between text and data analysis.


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Texts and their Metadata – Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin on Digital Literary Studies (in German)