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.

High­ly rec­om­mend­ed read: olga #tokar­czuk’s @NobelPrize lec­ture from last year: “Inter­net to coraz częś­ciej opowieść idio­ty peł­na wściekłoś­ci i wrza­sku” / “more and more often, the Inter­net is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury” https://t.co/rd7sdMHvX2

„Belarus: Regierung Ali­ak­san­dr Lukašen­ka: Repres­sion an Uni­ver­sitäten in Belarus” — Jet­zt unter­schreiben! https://t.co/mFfZfIByoZ via @Change

Anoth­er semes­ter of dis­tance teach­ing is com­ing, so I’d like to share some great audio record­ing tips by @stickster (writ­ten for @fedora but should apply to oth­er os/software com­bos as well) https://t.co/F68lh1SxrL

Out now in #ope­nac­cess: »Truth« and Fic­tion: Con­spir­a­cy The­o­ries in East­ern Euro­pean Cul­ture and Lit­er­a­ture, includ­ing my chap­ter “After the Final Full-Stop: Con­spir­a­cy The­o­ries vs. Aes­thet­ic Response in Miloš Urban’s Posled­ní teč­ka za rukopisy” https://t.co/e4UBdgS9Y3

„Lead­er­ship & Aca­d­e­m­ic Coun­cil of HSE Moscow: Demand that HSE Moscow reaf­firms con­for­mi­ty with aca­d­e­m­ic free­dom” — Sign now! https://t.co/xZpXgkGlJU via @Change


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