j. berenike herrmann



publications

Brause

books and special issues

2016

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

2015

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

2013

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

2010

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

peer-reviewed papers

in print

Herrmann, J.B.: 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.: 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]

2016

Herrmann, J.B.: “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.

2015

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.

2010

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

digital resources

Herrmann, J.B. & Lauer, G., KOLIMO (Corpus Literary Modernism) (beta)

Herrmann, J.B., Bageritz, I., Hannemann, L., Heimann, P., Kleinschmidt, L., Mattner, C., Roth-Kleyer, G., Weller, R., KEXI (Expressive & Interpersonal Writing Corpus) capsgoe home page

2012

Herrmann, J.B. (Ed.). Literatur rechnen. Ein Wiki zur digitalen Textanalyse. home page

2010

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

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. http://www.dhd2017.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Abstractband_def3_M%C3%A4rz.pdf

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. https://www.conftool.net/aiucd2017/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=27

07/2016 KAREK: Building and Annotating a Kafka/Reference Corpus. (with Gerhard Lauer). International Conference Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, Poland. http://dh2016.adho.org/abstracts/427

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)

03/2017 Text Mining Literature: Corpus and Methodology. Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence. Skype Talk. McEwan University, Edmonton, Canada. http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanEvents/SS_CAFE_TEXT_MINING_17

02/2017 Mining Stylistic Vividness in Narrative Beginnings. A Scaled Analysis of German Modernism. Digital Scholarship Conversations. Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Princeton, USA. https://www.ias.edu/sites/default/files/media-assets/2-27_Herrmann_DSConversations.pdf

12/2016 Q-LIMO. Quantitative Analyse von Erzähltexten der Klassischen Moderne – und darüber hinaus (with Markus Paluch). Potsdamer Arbeitstreffen zur digitalen Literaturwissenschaft, Potsdam, Germany. http://www.uni-potsdam.de/lit-19-jhd/digitale-literaturwissenschaft/potsdamer-arbeitstreffen.html

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. http://ereadcost.eu/empirical-methods-humanities/

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.