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Hannah Maria Leontine Ackermans

PhD Candidate

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”.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. How an Academic Companion Website Makes Media-Specific Arguments. American Quarterly. 1011-1020.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Appealing to Your Better Judgement: A Call for Database Criticism. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Electronic Literature in the Database and the Database in Electronic Literature. Communications, Media, Design. 5-18.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The Imprisoned Text: An Analysis of the Performativity of the Preservational Acts of Archives. BLIK: tijdschrift voor audiovisuele cultuur. 9-18.
  • Show author(s) 2015. From Letters to Vlog Entries: Truthfulness as a Literary Trope in Fictional Life Writing. Frame Journal of Literary Studies. 135-148.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. A Stretch of the Imagination: Transforming Writing Under Constraint into an Inclusive Practice .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Nodes Without Edges: Peripheries of the Database.
  • Show author(s) 2019. How to Review a Database.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) 2016. "Flows Dream / Shapes Hold": Tijdsgebondenheid, Overwriting, en Remixen in Generatieve Dichtkunst. Vooys: tijdschrift voor letteren. 21-32.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2021. [book review] Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities. Contemporary Women's Writing (CWW).
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2021. Genre-bending on an Academic Platform: Three Creative Works on Scalar. 5 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Narrating the Sociality of the Database: A Digital Hermeneutic Reading of The Atlas Group Archive and haikU. 5 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2020. Born-Digital Publications: Public Databases, Hypertext Journals, and Companion Websites as Digital Humanities Tools. Diggit Magazine.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

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 Platforms (showing).