j. berenike herrmann



publications

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

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 (Eds.). MIPVU in Multiple Languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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.

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.

peer-reviewed conference contributions

Herrmann, J.B. (2018). Praktische Tagger-Kritik. Zur Evaluation des PoS-Tagging des Deutschen Textarchivs. In Book of Abstracts 5th International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, 26 February - 2 March 2018, Colone, pp. 287-290. http://dhd2018.uni-koeln.de/wp-content/uploads/boa-DHd2018-web-ISBN.pdf

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2017). Das „Was-bisher-geschah“ von KOLIMO. Ein Update zum Korpus der literarischen Moderne. In Book of Abstracts 4th International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Bern, CH. http://www.dhd2017.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Abstractband_def3_M%C3%A4rz.pdf

Herrmann, J.B., Lauer, G, Rebora, S,. & Salgaro, M. (2017). Short Texts in Authorship Attribution. The Case of Robert Musil’s War Articles. In Book of Abstracts 6th AIUCD Conference “Il telescopio inverso: big data e distant reading nelle discipline umanistiche”, Rome, Italy. http://aiucd2017.aiucd.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/book-of-abstract-AIUCD-2017.pdf

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). KAREK: Building and Annotating a Kafka/Reference Corpus. In Book of Abstracts Internationale Conference Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, PL.

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). Aufbau und Annotation des Kafka/Referenzkorpus. In Book of Abstracts 3rd International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Leipzig, D.

Mattner, C., Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G. (2016). Kafkas Stil. Zur Psychostilistik der Tagebücher Kafkas. In Book of Abstracts 3rd International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, Leipzig, D.

book chapters

Massimo Salgaro, Simone Rebora, Gerhard Lauer, J. Berenike Herrmann (in print). 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, Fink.

Herrmann, J. B. (in print). 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.

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)

03/2018 Praktische Tagger-Kritik. Zur Evaluation des PoS-Tagging des Deutschen Textarchivs. 4th International Conference “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum”, 26 Februar - 2 März 2018, Köln, S. 287-290.

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, CH.

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)

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”, 10 April 2018, Le Mans University, France.

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, University Freiburg i. Br., D and Basel University, 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!

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.