Researcher at the Department for Literary Computing and contractual lecturer at the Institute for Romance Philology, University of Würzburg. Leader of the young researcher group Computational Literary Genre Stylistics.
Christof studied Romance languages, English and Psychology in Freiburg (Germany) and Tours (France). His master's thesis was on François Bon (cf. www.tierslivre.net). He obtained his PhD in 2008 with a study of La Description double dans le roman des Lumières 1760-1800 (binational programme Kassel / Paris IV-Sorbonne). The thesis has been awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010 and published with Classiques Garnier. From 2004 to 2011, he has been a research assistant at the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures at Kassel University (Germany). Since 2011, he is a research associate at the Department for Literary Computing at University of Würzburg, first as a researcher in the DARIAH-DE (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) inititative, since 2014 as leader of the Computational Literary Genre Stylistics group.
Christof's interests in research and teaching are the French Enlightenment, digital philology, and the contemporary French novel. He is also interested in new forms of scholarly publishing and collaboration. Since september 2011, he is directing, with Annette Gerstenberg and Lars Schneider, the platform romanistik.de. Since the end of 2011, he is member of the editorial team of the blogging platform de.hypotheses.org and is running a blog called The Dragonfly's Gaze. Since 2013, he is the editor, with Mirjam Blümm and Stefan Schmunk, of the DARIAH-DE Working Papers. Since early 2014, he is coordinating the Working Group "Digitale Romanistik" at the DRV (Deutscher Romanistenverband, German Association of Scholars of Romance Literatures, Languages and Cultures).