Hannah Ackermans is a PhD student in digital culture at the University of Bergen (Norway). She completed the research master Comparative Literary Studies at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). During her MA, she specialized in electronic literature and she wrote her MA thesis on computer-generated literature as a modeling practice which renegotiates literary theory. Her PhD project is called “Electronic Literature: Reimagining Digital Tools in/and the Humanities”.

Electronic Literature: Reimagining Digital Tools in/and the Humanities

In my PhD project, I study the social and technological aspects of the digital practices by scholars in the field of electronic literature in order to provide new insights into the importance of digital tools as theory-building methodologies in the humanities. I distinguish three intertwined attributes of digital tools that shape research practices and outcomes: Databases (storing), Experimentation (playing), and Dissemination (showing).