Hard drive philology. A genetic analysis of the literary writing process by means of Thomas Kling's poetical estate as a case study in digital forensics

01 October 2014 → 08 January 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Thomas Kling German literature digital forensics digital humanities
Project description

In the course of this project, the literary writing process and strategy of the German poet Thomas Kling (1957-2005) will be investigated, including manuscripts, digital born documents and traces recovered from his harddrives in the archive. The study will make use of digital forensic tools and methods to extend the range of textual genetic philology, archival studies and scholarly editions.