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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2020

‚Annotationsspiralen‘ und ‚hermeneutischer Zirkel‘?

From the book Annotations in Scholarly Editions and Research

  • Maria Hinzmann


As a kind of epistemological hinge, annotations have a remarkable impact on processes of knowledge production in the Humanities and especially in Literary Studies, whose particularities are often modelled under the term ‘hermeneutic circle’. Based on a concrete experience of annotation practice in the (re)construction of topoi, the article explores the special status of annotations and submits a pluralizing proposal: the differentiation of four circles aims at more precise descriptions of (a) the respective conditions and consequences of annotating in research processes, (b) the disciplinary specifics as well as the transdisciplinary dimensions of annotations and (c) the methodological transformations due to ‘digitization’ or ‘(semi-)automation’ of annotation.

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