j. berenike herrmann



publications

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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.

peer-reviewed papers

Herrmann, J.B. (accepted): 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.

Herrmann, J.B. (accepted): Anschaulichkeit messen. Eine quantitative Metaphernanalyse an deutschsprachigen Erzählanfängen zwischen 1880 und 1926. In: Köppe, T. & Singer, R.: „Show, don’t tell“. Anschaulichkeit – Veranschaulichung – Erzählen. Münster: Mentis. [ = Measuring Stylistic Vividness. A quantitative metaphor analysis of the beginning sections of German narrative fiction 1880 -1926].

Herrmann, J.B. (2016): “Läuse im Pelz der Sprache?” Zu Funktionen von Modalpartikeln in narrativen (De-)Motivierungsstrategien bei Franz Kafka [On the functions of modal particles in Franz Kafka’s narrative strategies], 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., van Dalen-Oskam, K. & Schöch, C. (2015). Revisiting style, a key concept in literary studies, in: Journal of Literary Theory 9(1), pp.52-52.

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 (pp. 163-190). 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.

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.

book chapters

Massimo Salgaro, Simone Rebora, Gerhard Lauer, J. Berenike Herrmann (accepted). Die Tiroler Soldatenzeitung und ihre Autoren. Eine computergestützte Suche nach Robert Musil. In: Salgaro Massimo, Elmar Locher, und Mariaelisa Dimino (Eds.) “Robert Musil als Redakteur der Tiroler Soldatenzeitung” (working title), Fink 2018.

digital resources

Herrmann, J.B. EAK. Erzählanfangskorpus. [Corpus of Beginning Sections of Literary Fiction]. Manually coded for metaphor. [URL coming soon!]

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 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)

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.

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)

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!

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

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

04/2015 Zu Herausforderungen der literaturwissenschaftlichen Korpusbildung und Annotation. DigLiGö - Digitale Literaturwissenschaft Göttingen. Ein grassroots-Dialog zu Funktionen und Verfahrensweisen digitaler Methoden in den Philologien. Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Göttingen University.

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.

02/2014 Towards a conceptualization of ‘style’ in digital text studies. Talk at Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

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

09/2013 Computing Kafka. Talk at Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

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

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.