Christof Schöch (born in 1977), researcher at the Chair for Digital Philology of the University of Würzburg, working in the DARIAH-DE project (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, AP 2 Research and Education).
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). From 2004 to 2011, I have been employed by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Kassel University (Germany), first as a research assistant, then as a postdoctoral researcher in French Literature. 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. I recently published a first version of an electronic edition of Bérardier de Batauts Essai sur le récit (www.berardier.org).
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 recently started writing my own blog called The Dragonfly’s Gaze and contribute to Philologeek.