Dennis Mischke

Dr. Dennis Mischke

Research Coordinator Digital Humanities


Campus Neues Palais 10
Building 05, room 0.15
14469 Potsdam


by appointment / nach Vereinbarung

Curriculum Vitae

2018 – present Research Coordinator, Network Digital Humanities at UP 

2019 – present  PostDoctoral Researcher in BMBF Project "FoLD" (Digital Research and Training)

2017  – 2019 PostDoctoral Researcher and Sub-Project Leader ( QueLL | Qualitätspakt Lehre) at the Institute for English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam

2016 Parental Leave 

2015 DARIAH-DE Fellow (digital research infrastructure for the arts and humanities) at SUB Göttingen

2013  –  2017 PostDoctoral Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in American Studies at the University of Stuttgart

2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB)

2012 Visiting Scholar at the Transforming Cultures Research Center at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 

2012 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota 

2009  – 2012  Ph.D. Scholarship, Ruhr University Research School – Excellence Initiative I, Research associate at the Department of English, Ruhr-University Bochum

2008 – 2009 Lecturer (Lehrkraft für Besondere Aufgaben) at the Department of English at Ruhr University Bochum

2008  Certificate: Research and Recruiting IT-Services

2008  Magister Artium (M.A.), Potsdam University

2002 - 2008  Student of English and American Studies, Media Studies and Cognitive Science at Potsdam University (UP) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Current Research Project:

Network Analysis and Spatial Stylometry in American Studies (NASSA)

The project is dedicated to the digital exploration of a corpus of 3000 dramatic texts from three centuries of American Literature using a combination of stylometry, network analysis and GIS mapping



“The Cosmopolitics of Trust – Herman Melville and the Long Global Century", dissertation, Bochum 2015.


Articles, chapters, proceedings:

Mischke, D., Trilcke, P. Sluyter-Gäthje, H. “ Workflow-basiertes Lernen in den Geisteswissenschaften: digitale Kompetenzen forschungsnah vermitteln“ in: Bildung in der Digitalen Transformation. Wollersheim und Pengel Ed. Münster, Waxmann 2021.

Mischke, D. "Counting (on) Melville: Moby-Dick, Computational Literary Studies and Encyclopedic Readings ".  A Companion to Herman Melville. Wiley-Blackwell. Eds. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge. (forthcoming in 2021)

Mischke, D. Choiński, M., Byszuk, J, Göbel, M. "Network Analysis and Spatial Stylometry in American Drama Studies" DH2020 Book of Abstracts, Ottawa, ADHO, 2020

Mischke, D. "Deleuze and the Digital – On the Materiality of Algorithmic Infrastructures" Deleuze and the Material TurnSpecial Issue of Deleuze and Guattari Studies, ed. Simon Schleussener Edinburgh: University Press (forthcoming)

Mischke, D. "Cartographic Intertextuality: Reading Mary Rowlandson with Geographic Information Systems"  eds. Choiński, M. Digital Humanities in American Studies Special Issue, Polish Journal for American StudiesVol.14, Autumn (2020). pp:  221-225

Mischke, D. "‘A universal, uniform humanity’: The German Newspaper Der Kosmopolit  and Entangled Nation-Building in Nineteenth Century Australia." Lars Eckstein and Andrew W. Hurley, eds. Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglements. London: Routledge, forthcoming 2020. (reprint)

Dunst, A. & Mischke,D. "Introduction: The Challenge and Promise of Digital American Studies" eds. Alexander Dunst and Dennis Mischke. Digital Scholarship in American Studies. Special Issue of Amerikastudien/ American Studies 63(2):2018. 

Mischke, D. “Financial Time and Postcolonial Temporality in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland”. Finance and Society, vol. 4, issue 1, 2018, p.92-107. DOI:10.2218/finsoc.v4i1.2742  (peer reviewed).

Mischke, D.  “‘A universal, uniform humanity’: The German Newspaper Der Kosmopolit  and Entangled Nation-Building in Nineteenth Century Australia.” eds. Anja Schwarz, Lars Eckstein und Andrew Hurley. Postcolonial Studies Volume 21, 2018. pp. 83-95. (peer reviewed)

Mischke,D. “Underwriting Cosmopolitanisms: Insurance, Slavery and Confidence Games in Herman Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’ and The Confidence-Man.” eds. Eddy Kent and Terry Tomsky, Negative Cosmopolitanism – Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization. McGill–Queens University Press, 2017. (peer reviewed)

Mischke, D.  “The Disappeard Discoverer – Ludwig Leichhardt and Enlightenment” 1001 Leichhardts, eds. Lindsay Barrett, Lars Eckstein, Andrew Hurley and Anja Schwarz. Queensland Museum

Mischke, D. „Othering Otherness: Fictocriticism and the Cosmopolitan Vision.” eds. Jana Gohrisch & Ellen Grünkemeier. ALNEL Papers 18,Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.

Mischke, D. “’Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area’? Der berechenbare Prosument, Datenbanken und die Kontrollgesellschaft.“ eds. Peter Drexler und Michael Krause. Hard-Times 92, Herbst 2012. 40-47.

Mischke, D. „Assembled Togetherness: New Materialism and the Aporias of World Citizenship”. Rhizomes 21, 2010. (peer reviewed).

Mischke, D. & Haack, J. „Social Software in interdisziplinären Lernszenarien der Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaft“. Rebensburg, K. ed. Grundfragen Multimedialen Lehrens  und Lernens (GML2   2007). Berlin: SEL Alcatel Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung, 2009.

Mischke, D. „Educational Blogging und Literaturdidaktik, Computergestütztes, Sozialvernetztes Lernen in den Geisteswissenschaften“. Laabs, H. ed. Multimedies2007. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag, 2007.

Haack, J. & Mischke, D. „Fallbasiertes Lernen in Interdisziplinären Lernmodulen“. Fellbaum, ed. Grundfragen des multimedialen Lehrens und Lernens GML2 2005. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2005.

Haack, J. & Mischke, D. „Applying Transfer in Goal-Based Interdisciplinary Learning Environments”. Proceedings ISPRS. Potsdam, 2005.