I am an assistant professor at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and co-editor of the Open Access Journal Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (digitalicons.org). Previously, I have studied Russian Literature and Applied Computer Science in Salzburg, Moscow and Prague. My PhD thesis at the University of Passau focused on (auto-)biographical strategies of Russian writers on the internet and was published in 2020 as an Open Access monograph: Weaving Lives: (Auto-)Biographical Practices of Russian Authors on the Internet (in German, Bielefeld: Transcript). My research interests include Russian, Polish and Czech literature from 1850 onward, reception theory, (auto-)biography, new media, and digital humanities.

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Dr. Gernot Howanitz
Institut für Slawistik • Universität Innsbruck
Innrain 52 • A-6020 Innsbruck

Title image was created by an artificial neural network (Pixray) with the following prompt: “A 19th century computer reading a novel by Ilya Repin”