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Gernot Howanitz

Gernot Howanitz studied Russian Literature and Applied Computer Science in Salzburg, Moscow and Prague. He received his MA in Russian Literature in 2011 and his MS in Computer Science in 2013. Currently he is a PhD student and part-time lecturer at the Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Passau. His research interests include contemporary Russian, Polish and Czech literature, internet culture, computer games and digital humanities. His PhD thesis is supported by a grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and focuses on (auto-)biographical strategies currently emerging on the internet in order to analyse different approaches towards the online self-representation of Russian writers.
Latest Posts | By Gernot Howanitz

Scraping the Monumental: Stepan Bandera through the Lens of Quantitative Memory Studies

In this essay we use the example of Stepan Bandera to demonstrate the effectiveness of web-scraping methods as a tool to explore how people interact with memory content online. Using …
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iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology

The conference iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology focuses on the new networked ‘extensions of man’ (McLuhan 1964) and their consequences for the way we represent ourselves, …
Read More A Review of the First Polish Hypertext Novel

This review concentrates on Sławomir Shuty’s hypertext novel Blok (2002), which is an excellent example of Polish internet culture. In most countries only a few isolated examples of hypertext fiction …
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Metro 2033 – More Than a Cinegame?

This article’s main idea is to extend the concept of the cinegame and put it into a broader medial context. As the example of 4A Game’s first-person shooter Metro 2033
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