Publications

Peer-reviewed publications in international journals and peer-reviewed edited volumes

Herrmann, J. B. (in preparation). Kafka’s worlds as data: Rediscovering the skillful un/making of certainty through computational analysis. Journal of Cultural Analytics.

Herrmann, J.B., Woll, K., & Dorst. A.G (in print). Linguistic Metaphor Identification in German, in: Nacey, S., Dorst, A.G., Krennmayr, T., & W.G. Reijnierse (Hg.). MIPVU in Multiple Languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rebora, S., Herrmann, J.B., Lauer, G., & Salgaro, M. (2018). Robert Musil, a War Journal, and Stylometry: Tackling the Issue of Short Texts in Authorship Attribution. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2018). Korpusliteraturwissenschaft. Zur Konzeption und Praxis am Beispiel eines Korpus zur literarischen Moderne. Osnabrücker Beiträge zur Sprachtheorie (OBST), 92.

Herrmann, J.B. (2017). In a test bed with Kafka. Introducing a mixed-method approach to digital stylistics, in: Chambers, S., Jones, C., Kestemont, M., Koolen, M., & J. van Zundert (Eds.) Special Issue DHBenelux 2015, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 11, 4.

Herrmann, J.B., van Dalen-Oskam, K. & Schöch, C. (2015). Revisiting style, a key concept in literary studies, in: Journal of Literary Theory 9(1), 52-52.

Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., and T. Krennmayr (2010). Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics 21 (4): pp. 765-796.

Peer-reviewed written conference publications

Herrmann, J.B. (2018). Praktische Tagger-Kritik. Zur Evaluation des PoS-Tagging des Deutschen Textarchivs. In Tagungsband 5. Internationale Tagung “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, 26 February - 2 March 2018, Cologne, D. 287-290. abstract

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2017). Das „Was-bisher-geschah“ von KOLIMO. Ein Update zum Korpus der literarischen Moderne. In Tagungsband 4. Internationale Tagung “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Berne, CH. 107-111. abstract

Herrmann, J.B., Lauer, G, Rebora, S,. & Salgaro, M. (2017). Short Texts in Authorship Attribution. The Case of Robert Musil’s War Articles. In Tagungsband 6th AIUCD Conference “Il telescopio inverso: big data e distant reading nelle discipline umanistiche”, Rome, Italy. abstract

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). KAREK: Building and Annotating a Kafka/Reference Corpus. In Tagungsband Internationale Tagung Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, PL. abstract

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). Aufbau und Annotation des Kafka/Referenzkorpus. In Tagungsband 3. Internationale Tagung “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Leipzig, D. 188-189. abstract

Mattner, C., Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). Kafkas Stil. Zur Psychostilistik der Tagebücher Kafkas. In Tagungsband 3. Internationale Tagung “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Leipzig, D. 158-160. abstract

Book chapters

Herrmann, J. B. (in print). Operationalisierung der Metapher zur quantifizierenden Untersuchung deutschsprachiger literarischer Texte im Übergang von Realismus zur Moderne. In Jannidis, Fotis (Ed.), Tagungsband des DFG-Symposiums „Digitale Literaturwissenschaft”, Villa Vigoni, Berlin: De Gruyter.

Massimo Salgaro, Simone Rebora, Gerhard Lauer, J. Berenike Herrmann (2019). Die Tiroler Soldatenzeitung und ihre Autoren. Eine computergestützte Suche nach Robert Musil. In M. Dimino, E. Locher, & Salgaro M. (Eds.) “Oberleutnant Robert Musil als Redakteur der Tiroler Soldaten-Zeitung”, Paderborn: Fink.

Herrmann, J. B. (2018). Anschaulichkeit messen. Eine quantitative Metaphernanalyse an deutschsprachigen Erzählanfängen zwischen 1880 und 1926. In T. Köppe & R. Singer (Eds.), Show, don’t tell: Konzepte und Strategien anschaulichen Erzählens. Bielefeld: Aisthesis. 167-212.

Herrmann, J.B. (2016). „Läuse im Pelz der Sprache?“ Zu Funktionen von Modalpartikeln in narrativen (De-)Motivierungsstrategien bei Franz Kafka, in: Horváth, M. & Mellmann, K. (Eds.), Die biologisch-kognitiven Grundlagen narrativer Motivierung. Poetogenesis - Studien zur empirischen Anthropologie der Literatur, 10. Münster: Mentis.

Herrmann, J.B. (2015). High on metaphor, low on simile: A cross-register examination of metaphor type in academic prose, in: Herrmann, J.B. & T. Berber Sardinha (Eds.). Metaphor in Specialist Discourse: Investigating Metaphor Use in Technical, Scientific and Popularized Discourse Contexts. Metaphor in Language, Cognition and Communication, 4. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Herrmann, J.B. & T. Berber Sardinha (2015). Metaphor in specialist discourse: Investigating metaphor use specific and popularized discourse contexts, in: Herrmann, J.B. & T. Berber Sardinha (Eds.), Metaphor in Specialist Discourse (pp. 3-14). Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication, 4. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Herrmann, J.B. (2015). Metaphern im akademischen Englisch: Eine kognitiv-korpuslinguistische Studie, in: Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2014. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Books and special issues

Sopcak, P., Salgaro, M. & J.B. Herrmann (Eds.)(2016). Transdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Empathy, Special issue of Scientific Study of Literature 6:1.

Herrmann, J.B. & T. Berber Sardinha (Eds.)(2015). Metaphor in specialist discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Herrmann, J. B. (2013).Metaphor in academic discourse. Linguistic forms, conceptual structures, communicative functions and cognitive representations. Utrecht: LOT dissertation series.

Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., Krennmayr, T., and T. Pasma (2010). A method for linguistic metaphor identification: From MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Digital resources

Herrmann, J.B. EAK. Erzählanfangskorpus. Corpus of Beginning Sections of Literary Fiction Manually coded for metaphor.

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G., KOLIMO. Korpus der Literarischen Moderne(beta) (Corpus Literary Modernism).

Herrmann, J.B., Bageritz, I., Hannemann, L., Heimann, P., Kleinschmidt, L., Mattner, C., Roth-Kleyer, G., Weller, R. (2016). KEXI Korpus Expressives und Interpersonales Schreiben (Expressive & Interpersonal Writing Corpus)

Herrmann, J.B. (Ed.) (2012). Literatur rechnen (Computing Literature). Ein Wiki zur digitalen Textanalyse (A digital text analysis Wiki).

Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., and T. Krennmayr (2010). VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus. Oxford Text Archives.

Conference talks (selection)

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07/2018 Assessing metaphor use in the opening sections of German narrative texts 1880-1930. International Conference of the Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), Stavanger, NO.

02/2017 Das “Was-bisher-geschah” von KOLIMO. Ein Update zum Korpus der literarischen Moderne. (with Gerhard Lauer). 4th International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum” (DhD), Berne.

10/2017 Operationalisierung der Metapher zur quantifizierenden Untersuchung deutschsprachiger literarischer Texte im Übergang von Realismus zur Moderne. DFG-Symposium „Digitale Literaturwissenschaft”, Villa Vigoni, I.

09/2017 Cognitive and emotional aspects of literary prose reading: An eye tracking study (with Anne Mangen, Massimo Salgaro, Pasqualina Sorrentino, Gitte Balling, Michael Burke, Jana Lüdtke, and Art Jacobs). COST-Action eRead International Scientific Conference “Books and Screens and the Reading Brain”. Vilnius, Lithuania.

02/2017 Short Texts in Authorship Attribution. The Case of Robert Musil’s War Articles. (with Gerhard Lauer, Simone Rebora, Massimo Salgaro). 6th AIUCD Conference, Rome, Italy.

07/2016 KAREK: Building and Annotating a Kafka/Reference Corpus. (with Gerhard Lauer). International Conference Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, Poland.

07/2016 Measuring Kafka’s Diaries. A Psychostylistic Approach (with Gerhard Lauer and Cosima Mattner). International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), Chicago, USA.

03/2016 Aufbau und Annotation des Kafka/Referenzkorpus. (with Gerhard Lauer). 3rd International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum” (DhD) Leipzig, Germany.

03/2016 Kafkas Stil. Zur Psychostilistik der Tagebücher Kafkas. (with Gerhard Lauer and Cosima Mattner). DhD Leipzig, Germany.

11/2015 Präzise! Probleme naturwissenschaftlich-empirisch orientierter Forschung in der Literaturwissenschaft. Conference “Im Laboratorium – Entwurf & Experiment als ästhetische Zugriffsweisen auf ‘Welt’”, Bayreuth, Germany.

06/2015 Combining quantitative and qualitative methods in digital analyses of literary style. Digital Humanities Benelux Conference 2015, Antwerp, Belgium.

09/2014 On the functions of modal particles in Franz Kafka’s narrative strategies. Interdisciplinary Conference “The biological-cognitive bases of narrative motivation“, Göttingen, Germany.

07/2014 Does reading canonical literary fiction improve Theory of Mind in adolescents? International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), Turin, Italy.

12/2013 Computing Kafka - How keyness and collocation analysis help explain paradoxical style. International Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age”, Hanover, Germany.

11/2013 Breaking the wall of Franz Kafka’s paradox. Falling Walls Lab, Berlin, D. (Finalist)

07/2012 Fiction vs. academic prose. Comparing the distribution of metaphor types in two registers of English. International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), Montreal, CDN.

06/2011 Exploring metaphorical language use in academic prose. A cross-register corpus-analysis. International Stylistics Across Disciplines (SAD) Conference, Leiden University, NL.

Invited talks (selection)

10/2018 Kafka’s worlds as data: Rediscovering the skillful un/making of certainty through computational analysis. “Novel Worlds. Theory and Computation”, Conference of NovelTM. Text Mining the Novel. A Multi-University Digital Humanities Initiative. McGill University Montreal, CAN. abstract

10/2018 Capture, Preserve, Access – From Data to Knowledge at the DH Lab Basel. “Des données aux savoirs. Les enjeux du numérique dans la recherche en Sciences Humaines et Sociales». Colloque Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de L’Homme Strasbourg, F. Colloque Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de L’Homme Strasbourg, F.

04/2018 Text mining for cultural heritage: A very short intro to measures of readability and metaphor. Atelier Numérique “Gérer et explorer les données textuelles”, Le Mans University, France. abstract

11/2017 Where’s literariness? Assessing literary style in German 19th C and early 20th C texts. Doktoranden- und Postdoc-Kolloquium Herman-Paul-School of Linguistics, Universität Freiburg i. Br., D and Universität Basel, CH.

09/2017 WYSIWYG? Getting behind the scenes of Digital Humanities research. Keynote at #DHDS Symposium “Loading: Methods and Approaches in Digital Humanities”, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Ghent University. 03/2017 Text Mining Literature: Corpus and Methodology. Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence. Skype Talk. McEwan University, Edmonton, Canada. abstract

02/2017 Mining Stylistic Vividness in Narrative Beginnings. A Scaled Analysis of German Modernism. Digital Scholarship Conversations. Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Princeton, USA. abstract

12/2016 Q-LIMO. Quantitative Analyse von Erzähltexten der Klassischen Moderne – und darüber hinaus (with Markus Paluch).Potsdamer Arbeitstreffen zur digitalen Literaturwissenschaft, Potsdam, Germany.

09/2016 Basic experiment design and hypothesis testing. Lecture at IGEL/E-READ Training School: Empirical Methods for Humanities scholars. Max-Planck -Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt Watch video here!

10/2013 Kafka among the authors. Stylometric analyses. Talk at Expert Workshop “Stylometry@Kraków”, Krakow, Poland.

06/2013 Metaphor in academic texts. Research Lecture Series of the English Linguistics Department, Göttingen University.

02/2013 Computergestützte Textanalyse. Formen, Muster und Vergleiche. Tutorial at Symposium Deutschdidaktik – Nachwuchsnetzwerk “Schreiben - Erheben - Fördern”, Göttingen University.

12/2012 Doing digital text analysis with “literary” students. Clash of cultures or new beginnings? Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

06/2010 Patterns and functions of metaphorical language in the academic genre: Combining quantitative and qualitative evidence from the British National Corpus. Talk at Pragmatics and Stylistics Research Group (PaSTY), Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK.

Posters

12/2018 Is it all Like!? Studying Research Epistemologies in the Textual Humanities in Case Studies of Sentiment Analysis. (with Daniel Knuchel, Noah Bubenhofer, Thomas Messerli). Digital Futures Network Day. Connecting Research Projects on Digital Traces and Society. EPFL Habitat Research Center, Lausanne, CH.

11/2018 Towards Textual Studies’ High Tide? Studying Research Epistemologies in Digital Humanities after the Machine Learning Turn. (with Thomas Messerli, Daniel Knuchel, Noah Bubenhofer). Workshop DARIAH-CH, University of Neuchâtel, 29-30th November 2018.

02/2016 KOLIMO: Aufbau und Annotation eines Korpus der literarischen Moderne. (with M. Paluch, C. Schmidt, B. Spermoser). Poster-Session der Sektion Computerlinguistik, 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 2016), Konstanz, Germany.

12/2013 Computing Kafka - How keyness and collocation analysis help explain paradoxical style. International Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age”, Hanover, Germany.

07/2007 Emancipating metaphor from thought. MIP applied to Lakoff and Johnson (1980). International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC10), Krakow, Poland.

Outreach activities

Herrmann, J. B., Bories, A.-S., Frontini, F., Rebora, S., & Rybicki, J. (2019). Response by the Special Interest Group on Digital Literary Stylistics to Nan Z. Da’s Study. Journal of Cultural Analytics. https://culturalanalytics.org/2019/05/response-by-the-special-interest-group-on-digital-literary-stylistics-to-nan-z-das-study/

12/2016 Video interview on scientific identity and perspective within the audio-visual exhibition on/off. Vom Nobelpreis und den Grenzen der Wissenschaft, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, D.

07/2015 Statement Incorporate academic freedom in future visions of science and scholarship! Internal Volkswagen Foundation Opportunities Meeting: The Future of Funding Agencies. BBAW, Berlin, D.

04/2015 Introduction „Zu Herausforderungen der literaturwissenschaftlichen Korpusbildung und Annotation. DigLiGö –Digitale Literaturwissenschaft Göttingen. A grassroots dialog on functions and procedures of digital methods in the philologies“. Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, D.

11/2014 Talk A Place of One’s Own – Literal and Metaphorical. Retrospect of a Postdoc Mentee of the Dorothea Schlözer Postdoc Mentoring Program. Feierliche Abschlussveranstaltung des Postdoc-Mentoringprogramms, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, D.

11/2013 Finalist Lighting Talk Breaking the wall of Franz Kafka’s paradox. 2013 Falling Walls Lab Finale, Berlin, D.

General contributions to science

Since 2017 Founding member and current chair of international Special Interest Group Digital Literary Stylistics (SIG-DLS) of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). https://dls.hypotheses.org/

Session chair at various international conferences within Digital Humanities, Empirical Studies of Literature, Metaphor Studies, Cognitive Literary Studies, and Stylistics.

2012-2016 Founding member and organizer Postdoc-Plattform Göttinger Philologisches Forum (GpF) (mit Kai Sina, Peer Trilcke). https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/351956.html

07/2015 Introduction: Literature and empathy, empirically. Mapping a transdisciplinary approach. International Symposium „Literature and Empathy”, Göttingen Centre for Advanced Studies (Lichtenberg Kolleg), Göttingen, D.

Sopcak, P., Salgaro, M. & Herrmann, J.B. (2016). Introduction to transdisciplinary approaches to literature and empathy, in: Sopcak, P., Salgaro, M. & J.B. Herrmann (Eds.), Transdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Empathy, Special Issue of Scientific Study of Literature 6(1): 2-5.

07/2015 Literature and empathy, empirically. Mapping a transdisciplinary approach. Introductory talk at International Symposium “Literature and Empathy”, Göttingen Centre for Advanced Studies (Lichtenberg Kolleg), Göttingen.

11/2014 A place of one’s own - Literal and metaphorical. Retrospect of a Postdoc Mentee of the Dorothea Schlözer Female Postdoc Mentoring Program (Fourth Round), Göttingen University.