j. berenike herrmann



Since 2011 Assistant Professor (“wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin“) (1/1), Department of German, Göttingen University, German Literary Studies.
Previous (selection)
10/2011-04/12 Substitute Professor (1/1) “Neuere Deutsche Literatur“ (C-4), Department of German, Göttingen University.
2006- 2011 Ph.D. candidate (AiO - Assistent in Opleiding) (1/1), Department of Language and Communication, VU University Amsterdam.
01-04/2009 Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Department of Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, USA.

Since 2013 Digital Literary Stylistics and Psychostylistics. (Habilitation-project). Combining methods from computational linguistics and stylistics with experimental psychology to answer questions about style in Modern German Literature and its cognitive effects.
Since 2016 CAPSgoe. [PI] Computer-based Analysis of Personal Style (diaries and letters). Campus Q+ program.

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Since 2016 TextLab. [PI] Applying Gamification in DH-Teaching Contexts: The case of literary annotation. (w/ Prof. Heike Sahm; Mathias Göbel, MA; Dr. Annelen Brunner [IDS, Mannheim]). Funded by DH-Campus Lab Göttingen University.
Since 2015 eRead COST Action. Member of working Group 2: Experiential and emotional aspects of reading.

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Since 2015 The K-Project. [PI] KOLIMO: A Corpus of Narrative Modern German Literature; KAREK: A Kafka-Reference Corpus (w/ Prof. Gerhard Lauer, Göttingen; Mathias Göbel, MA, Göttingen State and University Library; Prof. Ulrich Heid, Hildesheim). Funded by Faculty of Humanities & DH-Campus Lab, Göttingen University.

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Since 2015 Literature and Social Cognition. [PI] Investigating the textual bases of social-cognitive effects of literary reading (w/ Dr. Paul Sopcak, Alberta; Dr. Frank Hakemulder, Utrecht; Prof. Massimo Salgaro, Verona; Prof. Gerhard Lauer, Göttingen; Dr. Katalin Balint, Augsburg).

2013 Ph.D., Department of Language and Communication, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, NWOVici research project Metaphor in Discourse (PI: Prof. Gerard Steen). Title: Metaphor in academic discourse. Linguistic forms, conceptual structures and cognitive representations. Supervisors: Prof. Gerard Steen and Prof. Alan Cienki.
2004 Master of Arts, Göttingen University, Germany: German Language and Literature, Sociology, and Spanish Language and Literature
MA-thesis: Metaphor: A scope of understanding. On the Cognitive Functions of a Trope [Verstehensspielraum Metapher. Zu den kognitiven Funktionen einer tropischen Sprachform].
2000-2001 Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain: Spanish Language and Literature, Philosophy, Iberian and Latin-American Cultural History (DAAD student fellow).

11/2014 “Prize for Humanities” Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
12/2013 Travel Grant Volkswagen Foundation, Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age”.
11/2013 A.T. Kearney Scholarship, Falling Walls Conference Berlin.
2009 Nominated for Best Ph.D. Student Paper at Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D) 19, Rotterdam.

in prep. ADHO Special Interest Group (SIG) in Digital Literary Stylistics
Since 2016 Member Steering Committee TextLab at Digital CampusLab, Göttingen University
Since 3/2017 Member Publications Committee of SSOL (Peer-Reviewed Journal "Scientific Study of Literature")
2013-2017 Member Governing Board of the Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL): Member at Large, Web Officer. http://www.igel.uni-goettingen.de
Since 2014 Board Member Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH), funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. http://www.gcdh.de/en/events/gottingen-dialog-digital-humanities
2013-2014 Member Governing Board German Department, Göttingen University: Second Representative of Mid-Level Faculty (‘Mittelbau’).
Since 2012 Active Founding Member: ‘Göttinger philologisches Forum’ (GpF). An interdisciplinary research platform for postdocs of language and literature studies. http://www.uni-Göttingen.de/en/351956.html
Since 2012 Active Founding Member: Digital Text analysis Working Group (TaWG), Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. http://www.gcdh.de/en/research/digital-text-analysis/

Conference Organization
07/2015 Literature and empathy - A transdisciplinary symposium. Endorsed by the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and the Media (IGEL). (with Gerhard Lauer, Göttingen) http://www.literatureandempathy.uni-goettingen.de
07/2010 Bi-Annual International Conference Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM08), VU University Amsterdam, NL. Member of Local Organizing Team. http://www.raam.org.uk/Amsterdam_2010.html

Workshop Organization (Selection)
07/2016 The Power of Digital Text Analysis. Symposium at International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, Chicago. (with Prof. Francesca Frontini) https://sites.google.com/site/igelchicago2016/program/prelim_program
07/2016 Digital Literary Stylistics. Pre-Conference Workshop at DH2016 Krakow, Poland. (with Prof. Francesca Frontini and Dr. Marissa Gemma) http://digitalliterarystylistic.github.io/
06/2016 Antecedents and consequences of story literacy. Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study (with Dr. Frank Hakemulder, Prof. Gerhard Lauer, and Dr. Massimo Salgaro)
12/2015 Exploring lexical and syntactic patterns in literary texts with EREMOS - a practical tutorial. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/513825.html
04/2015 DigLiGö (Digitale Literaturwissenschaft Göttingen) – A transdisciplinary DH-grassroots-workshop on digital edition and digital text analysis Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) (with Prof. Heike Sahm).

Academic Reviewer
International Conference Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow;
DhD 2016 Conference Leipzig;
International Conference IGEL 2016
Journals: Review of Cognitive Linguistics (RCL), English Text Construction
Edited Volumes: Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on. A tribute to Douglas Biber. Edited by Tony Berber Sardinha and Marcia Veirano Pinto. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2014), Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World. Edited by Graham Low, Zazie Todd, Alice Deignan and Lynne Cameron. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2010).

Membership in Academic Societies
The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)
Internationale Gesellschaft für Empirische Literaturwissenschaft (IGEL)
Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Sektion Computerlinguistik (CL)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL)