Gerhard Lauer: scholar who uses historical, experimental and computational methods to look at aesthetic behavior of humans. Works at University of Basel but views expressed here are his own, especially wrong ones.

For your reading enjoyment:

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. Race and Natural History, 1750-1850

Rupke, N., Lauer, G. (Eds.), London: Routledge 2019
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Comparative Literature Studies 54,4. Special Issue: Cross-Cultural Reading

Zhang, Y., & Lauer, G. (Guest Editors). Pennsylvania: Penn State Press, 2017
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Wilhelm von Humboldt, Schriften zur Bildung

Lauer, G. (Ed.). Stuttgart: Reclam 2017
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Pianzola, F., Rebora, S., & Lauer, G. (2020). Wattpad as a resource for literary studies. Quantitative and qualitative examples of the importance of digital social reading and readers' comments in the margins. PLOS ONE (January 15th), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226708

Rebora, S., Herrmann, B., Lauer, G., & Salgaro, M. (2019). Robert Musil, a War Journal, and Stylometry. Tackling the Issue of Short Texts in Authorship Attribution. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 34, 3, 582–605

pdf-icon.png Lauer, G. (2019). Über den Wert der exakten Geisteswissenschaften. Joas, H., & Noller, J. (Eds.). Geisteswissenschaften - was bleibt? Zwischen Theorie, Tradition und Transformation. Freiburg, München, 152-173.

Hube, C., Fischer, F., Jäschke, R., Lauer, G., & Rosendahl Thomsen, M. (2017). World Literature According to Wikipedia: Introduction to a DBpedia-based Framework. arXiv:1701.00991 [cs.IR]

pdf-icon.png Zhang, Y., & Lauer, G. (2015). How Culture Shapes the Reading of Fairy Tales: A Cross-Cultural Approach. Comparative Literature Studies 52, 4, 663-681

pdf-icon.png Riese, K., Bayer, M., Lauer, G., & Schacht, A. (2014). In the eye of the recipient. Pupillary responses to suspense in literary classics. The Scientific Study of Literature 4, 2, 211-232

pdf-icon.png Jannidis, F. & Lauer, G. (2014). Burrows’s Delta and Its Use in German Literary History. Erlin, M. & Tatlock, L. (Eds.). Distant Readings. Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century.  Rochester, New York, 29-54

pdf-icon.png Lauer, G. (2014). Über Menschen, Schweine und andere Rassen. Die Varietäten der Menschen und ihre zoologische Kritik in der gelehrten Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts. Gantet, C. & Schock, F. (Eds.). Zeitschriften, Journalismus und gelehrte Kommunikation im 18. Jahrhundert. FS für Thomas Habel. Bremen, 221-232