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.
I studied Romance languages, English and Psychology in Freiburg (Germany) and Tours (France). My master's thesis was on François Bon (cf. www.tierslivre.net). I obtained my PhD in 2008 with a study of La Description double dans le roman des Lumières 1760-1800 (binational programme Kassel / Paris-IV). The thesis was awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010. From 2004 to 2011, I have been a research assistant at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Kassel University (Germany). Since 2011, I am 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.
My interests in research and teaching are the French Enlightenment, digital philology, and the contemporary French novel. Since september 2011, I am directing, with Annette Gerstenberg and Lars Schneider, the platform romanistik.de. Since the end of 2011, I am member of the editorial team of the blogging platform de.hypotheses.org and am running a blog called The Dragonfly's Gaze. Since 2013, I am the editor, with Mirjam Blümm and Stefan Schmunk, of the DARIAH-DE Working Papers.