Evelyn Gius: Structure as Meaning? Conflict as a Text Feature in German Literature

Tue November 29th 2022, 12:00 - 1:15pm
Wallenberg 433A

In this talk, Dr. Gius will discuss the possibilities of building the analysis of conflict on the analysis of text features. This is a basis for the development of a computational literary studies approach to literary texts. In order to demonstrate its possible applications, Dr. Gius will outline how an operationalization of conflict can be applied at different levels of text analysis, ranging from single texts over groups of text to an overarching understanding of literary history as a (digital) history of conflict.

The presentation will include lunch and take place at the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis in Wallenberg 433A.

About the Speaker

Evelyn Gius is Professor of Digital Philology and Modern German Literature at Technical University Darmstadt and head of the fortext lab. Her research focuses on narrative theory, manual annotation, operationalization, segmentation, and conflict. She also leads the development of the annotation platform CATMA and serves as chair of the Digital Humanities Association in the German-speaking areas ("Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum", DHd) and as co-editor of the Journal of Computational Literary Studies (JCLS) as well as of the book series "Digital Literary Studies."