Making IGEL known to the world – making the world known to IGEL
IGEL’s Domain Agents work at an interface between IGEL and the wide world of the empirical study of literature and media.
What is the function of a Domain Agent?
The Domain Agents distribute information about the society and its activities in their particular domains of study as well as in their local networks. One important aspect is to spread the word about SSOL, IGEL’s high-quality journal.
The domain agents also keep IGEL in the loop about interesting developments and initiatives in their particular networks. Our aim is eventually to visualize an international IGEL network of research, institutions, and events.
How can you become a Domain Agent?
IGEL is happy to have gathered a number of well-known and active scholars that like to support IGEL and its aims. In the following, some of the current domain agents introduce themselves. See further below for a full overview of current domains and scholars.
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, German Department, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer’s research is into children’s literature and lying research; picturebook research; cognitive-narratological study of children’s literature.
Peter Stockwell, Chair in Literary Linguistics, University of Nottingham, UK
Peter Stockwell is a stylistician working in cognitive poetics, and currently exploring the empirical verification offered to literary linguistics by corpus techniques.
Keys: stylistics, cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics.
Christof Schöch, Department for Literary Computing, University of Würzburg, Germany
Christof Schöch is a Research Associate at the Department for Literary Computing, University of Würzburg, where he leads the junior research group Computational Literary Genre Stylistics (CLiGS). Christof’s interests in research and teaching are Digital Literary Studies, the French Enlightenment, the contemporary French novel, and open access.
Digital Style Studies
Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Head of Department of Literary Studies at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands; professor of Computational Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Karina van Dalen-Oskam’s research focuses on computational literary studies, especially on stylometry; her main project is currently The Riddle of Literary Quality.
Dreams and Literature
Don Kuiken, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta
Don Kuiken specializes in the study of literary reading, dreaming, and phenomenology, in particular the aesthetic effects of significant reading experiences and impactful dreams.
Early Socialization / Education
Joan Peskin, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Joan Peskin’s main research interests are: a) Empirical research on writing poetry; b) Theory of mind and audience awareness in emergent literacy.
(American) German Studies
Gerhard Lauer, German Department, Göttingen University, Germany
Gerhard Lauer is a scholar who uses historical, experimental and computational methods to look at aesthetic behavior of humans.
Anne Mangen, The Reading Centre, University of Stavanger, Norway
Anne Mangen‘s research is on the impact of digitization on reading – at different levels (sensorimotor/ergonomic; perceptual; cognitive; emotional); of different kinds of texts (linear & non-linear; narrative & expository; literary). Additional research interests include: reading assessment; writing (in particular, cognitive implications of the shift from handwriting to keyboard writing); potential associations between meditation and literary reading.
Text / Image Relations
Natalia Igl, German Literary Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, Bayreuth University, Germany
Natalia Igl’s two main current research projects are (1) on the multimodality of historical illustrated magazines and (2) on the cognitive poetics of multiperspectival narration in German avant-garde literature. Keys: cognitive poetics, historical narratology, multimodality, text-image-relations, perspectivization, modernity.
Patrick Colm Hogan, Department of English and Program in Cognitive Science, University of Connecticut
Patrick Colm Hogan’s cognitive research includes both formal and political concerns. This range of interest is illustrated by his most recent books, which are Beauty and Sublimity: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Literature and the Arts and Imagining Kashmir: Emplotment and Colonialism.
Overview of Domains and Domain Agents
|Bibliotherapy||Karin Kukkonen & Mette Steenberg||Oslo, Norway / Aarhus, Denmark|
|Children’s Literature||Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer||Tübingen, Germany|
|Cognitive Poetics||Peter Stockwell||Nottingham, UK|
|Comparative and Intercultural Studies & China||Yehong Zhang||Tsinghua University, China|
|Corpus Stylistics||Michaela Mahlberg||Nottingham, UK|
|Digital Humanities||Christof Schöch||Würzburg, Germany|
|Digital Style Studies||Karina van Dalen-Oskam||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Dreams and Literature||Don Kuiken||Edmonton, Canada|
|Early socialization / Education||Joan Peskin||Toronto, Canada|
|Economics of Literature Canon & Literary Institutions||Anatole Fuksas||Cassino, Italy|
|(American) German Studies||Gerhard Lauer||Göttingen, Germany|
|Egyptology||Camilla di Biase-Dyson||Göttingen, Germany|
|Foregrounding||Frank Hakemulder||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Gender/Feminist Studies||Ozen Odag||Bremen, Germany|
|Globalization of literature and media||Peter Vorderer||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|History of Reading [Historische Rezeptionsforschung]||Jeroen Salman||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Humor||Jeffrey Goldstein||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Internet||Anne Mangen||Stavanger, Norway|
|Metaphor / Symbolism||Ralph Mueller||Fribourg, Switzerland|
|Media psychology||Elly Konijn||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Narrative Competency Studies||Juliane Stude||Münster, Germany|
|(Cognitive) Narratology||David Herman||Durham, UK|
|(Digital) Narratology||Jan-Christoph Meister||Hamburg, Germany & South Africa|
|Oral literature||Lalita Pandit||Wisconsin, USA|
|Persuasion / Narrative impact||Melanie Green||Buffalo, USA|
|Philosophical Aesthetics||Greg Curry||Nottingham, UK|
|Psychonarratology||Marisa Bortolussi; Peter Dixon||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Psychophysiology of reading||Jan Auracher||Kobe, Japan|
|Sociology of Literature||Maciej Marek||Warsaw, Poland|
|Text/ Image relations||Natalia Igl||Bayreuth, Germany|
|Theatre||Thalia Goldstein||Pace University, USA|
|Thematics||Max Louwerse||Tilburg, The Netherlands|
|Universals / Evolutionary Literature||Patrick Colm Hogan||University of Connecticut, USA|
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