Rupert Gaderer has a PhD from the University of Vienna, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Media Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. His research areas include the relationship between the Natural Sciences and Literature, Law and Media Technology, and Travel Literature about Italy. His recent publications include Poetik der Technik. Elektrizität und Optik bei E.T.A. Hoffmann (Freiburg 2009); Querulanz. Skizze eines exzessiven Rechtsgefühls (Hamburg 2012); and two edited volumes with Fabio Camilletti, Martin Doll and Jan Niklas Howe, Hauntings I: Narrating the Uncanny (Leuven 2010) and Hauntings II: Uncanny Figures and Twilight Zones (Leuven 2012). In his current book project he explores the cultural techniques, the media, and the literature about litigations from the early eighteenth century until today.