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The conference will be in hybrid format, with the possibility to attend the conference online via Zoom.

If you wish to attend as an online guest, we kindly ask you to fill out this registration form. You will receive the link shortly before the start of the conference via email.


Day Time What  
April 20th 08:45 Registration & coffee  
  09:15 Berenike Herrmann, Giulia Grisot, Robin-M. Aust: Conference Opening by the organizers  
  09:30 Maximilian Benz: Greetings from SFB1288  
  09:45 Morning Lecture: Mareike Schumacher - “Affective space? Narrative space as a multidimensional reference system” (Chair: Berenike Herrmann)  
  10:45 coffee break  
  11:00 Panel 1: Fictional Landscapes and Historical Perspectives - Chair: Maximilian Benz  
  11:00-11:30 Dorit Funke, Bielefeld University - Raum für neue Identitäten – Das ‚Lob Italiens‘ in Vergils Georgica  
  11:30-12:00 Nicole Fischer, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Novalis’ Landscapes and Mindscapes  
  12:00-12:30 Robin-M. Aust, Bielefeld University - Topographies of hate? The Connotation(s) of Space and Place in the Works of Thomas Bernhard  
  12:30 Lunch break  
  13:30 Panel 2: Poster Session - Chair: Berenike Herrmann & Giulia Grisot  
  13:30-14:00 Berenike Herrmann & Giulia Grisot, Bielefeld University - Is Heidi really happier in the mountains? A case for an investigation of spatial affect in fiction.  
  13:45-14:00 Marc Lemke, Rostock University - Computational Approaches to Narrative Space in 19th and 20th Century Novels (CANSpiN)  
  14:00-14:15 Laura Geray, Bielefeld University - Nonmetropolitan Ontologies of Space  
  14:15-14:45 Berenike Herrmann & Robin-M. Aust, Bielefeld University - “Comparing national literature is doing national literature”. Practices of comparing in genesis, solidification and transformation of german-swiss literature.  
  14:45 coffee break  
  15:15 Panel 3: Landscape and Social Involvement in Contemporary Culture - Chair: Elisa Ronzheimer  
  15:15-15:45 Zef Segal, The Open University of Israel - Imagined motion in Haifa: Digitally reading space and time in Ikhtayyi by Emile Habibi  
  15:45-16:15 Lore Knapp, Bielefeld University - Landschaftsbeschreibungen in zeitgenössischen deutschen, britischen, amerikanischen, kanadischen und australischen Klimaromanen. Funktionen ihrer affektiven Wahrnehmung im Vergleich  
  16:15-16:45 Siu Yau Jesse Ng, University of Cambridge - The Intertwined Space and Affect in Hong Kong Protest Literature  
  16:45-17:15 Ellen Grünkemeier, Bielefeld University - Landscape, Seascape and Sky: England’s Jurassic Coast in the Popular Imagination  
  17:15 break  
  18:00 Evening Lecture: Caroline Bassett - “Let’s hear it for the end of the world? Or the Good and the No-Good No Place” (Chair: Giulia Grisot)  
  19:45 Conference Dinner  
April 21st 09:00-9:30 Coffee and open chat  
  09:30 Closing Lecture: Matthew Wilkens - “Toward a joint analysis of gender, space, and affect in large literary corpora” (Chair: Robin-M. Aust)  
  10:30 Panel 4: Data-Driven Approaches to Fictional Landscapes - Chair: Robin-M. Aust  
  10:30-11:00 Lovro Škopljanac, Zagreb University - “The light and breadth of space touched me”: How readers memorize narrative space  
  11:00 coffee break  
  11:15-11:45 Lisu Wang, University of Leicester - Breaking the borders: the spatial intertextuality of the Paris landscape between Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘French Life’ and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities  
  11:45-12:15 Katrin Rohrbacher, McGill University - “Lived Space”: A Computational Study of Setting in Fiction  
  12:15 Lunch break  
  13:15 Discussion Panel: Britta Hochkirchen, Kirsten Kramer, Elisa Ronzheimer, Silke Schwandt: Comparing, Hermeneutics, and the Data Paradigm (Link)  
  15:15-16:15 Conclusion and farewell  

Training School

Day Time What
April 22nd    
  9:30-10:00 Welcome
  10:00-10:45 Introduction to CATMA (Logging in to CATMA, Project-Modul, Tagset, Examples)
  10:45-11:00 Annotations with CATMA
  11:00-11:30 Analysis + Q&A
  11:30-11:45 Break
  11:45-12:45 Hackaton - Let’s annotate together
  12:45-13:45 Lunch break
  13:45-14:45 Hackathon part 2 - Group work
  14:45-15:55 GitMA
  15.55-16.00 Questions, closing remarks