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TitelDistant Readings/Descriptive Turns: Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Travel Grants Available)
BeschreibungDistant Readings/Descriptive Turns: Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Travel Grants Available)

Continuing a 42-year tradition of hosting symposia devoted to new topics in German literature and culture, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University announces the 21st St. Louis Symposium: “Distant Readings / Descriptive Turns: Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century.” The symposium will take place Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31, 2012, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Building on recent approaches to literary and cultural criticism developed by Franco Moretti, Bruno Latour, and others working under the rubric “new sociologies of culture,” fifteen German and North American scholars will give presentations that seek to generate fresh insights into cultural history by adopting and adapting the empirical methods of the natural and social sciences. Participants will address the question of what can be gained (and what is lost) when we move away from an exhaustive rhetorical analysis of individual texts and turn our attention instead toward large bodies of data, making use of analytical techniques borrowed from such disciplines as statistics, computational science, quantitative history, and the emerging field of digital humanities.

Additional information can be found on the symposium website:

Travel Grants
Thanks to the generosity of the Max Kade Foundation, we are able to offer a limited number of travel reimbursements for advanced graduate students and assistant professors who would like to attend the symposium. To apply for a travel grant, please send the organizers a short CV and brief explanation of your reasons for wishing to attend together with an estimate of your travel costs (airfare or mileage reimbursement). We will accept applications up to and including February 15, 2012.

Speakers and Topics

Lutz Koepnick (Washington University)
Can Computers Read?

Andrew Piper (McGill University)
The Werther Effect: Topologies of German Literature, 1774-1832

Matt Erlin (Washington University)
The Location of Literary History: Topic Modeling and the German Novel, 1731-1864

Fotis Jannidis (Universität Würzburg)
Mapping the Narrative? A Corpus-Based Study of the German Novel from 1700 to 1900

Gerhard Lauer (Universität Göttingen)
Calculating Literature: First Steps Toward a Computer-Based Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Novels

Tobias Boes (University of Notre Dame)
The Vocations of the Novel: Distant Reading Occupational Change in Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Paul Youngman (UNC Charlotte)
Black Devil and Iron Angel Revisited: N-Gramming the Railway in Nineteenth-Century German Fiction

Todd Kontje (UC San Diego)
The Case for Close Reading after the Descriptive Turn

Katja Mellmann (Universität Göttingen)
“Detoured Reading”: Understanding Literature through its Contemporary Reception. Case Studies in Nineteenth-Century German Novels

Jonathan Hess (UNC Chapel Hill)
Distant Reading and the Study of Nineteenth-Century German-Jewish Culture

Kirsten Belgum (University of Texas at Austin)
Distant Reception: Bringing German Books to America

Lynne Tatlock (Washington University)
The One and the Many: The Old Mam’selle’s Secret and the American Traffic in German Fiction (1868-1917)

Nicolas Pethes (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Serial Individuality: Case Study Collections around 1800

Peter McIsaac (University of Michigan)
Rethinking Non-Fiction: A Digital Humanities Approach to the Nineteenth-Century Science-Literature Divide

Allen Beye Riddell (Duke University)
How to Read 16,700 Journal Articles: Studying Nineteenth-Century German Studies Using Topic Models

Prof. Matt Erlin
Prof. Lynne Tatlock

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortSaint Louis
PersonName: Erlin, Matt [Prof. Dr.] 
Funktion: Organizer 
Name: Tatlock, Lynne [Prof. Dr.] 
Funktion: Organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic Lang. & Lit., Washington University in St. Louis 
Strasse/Postfach: One Brookings Drive 
Postleitzahl: 63130 
Stadt: Saint Louis, Missouri 
Telefon: 314-935-5106 
Fax: 314-935-7255 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeKorpuslinguistik / Computerlinguistik; Literaturwissenschaft; Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945
Zusätzliches SuchwortDigital Humanities
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