2nd Annual Conference of Computational Literary Studies

CCLS 2023 Würzburg

Note that all times are CEST (UTC+2).

Venue: University of Würzburg | Zentrum für Philologie und Digitalität | Campus Hubland Nord | Room 01.001 | Emil-Hilb-Weg 23 | D-97074 Würzburg

Local Organizer: Priority programme SPP 2207 Computational Literary Studies

Conference Fee:

  • 0 € (virtual attendance)
  • 20 € (on-site attendance)
  • 80 € (on-site attendance, incl. conference dinner, which will be a wine tasting at Staatliche Hofkeller) or 53 € (on-site attendance, incl. conference dinner at Staatlicher Hofkeller without wine).

After successful registration you will receive an invoice. Please note that the conference fee has to be paid by wire transfer by June 14 at the latest.

Registration: Registration is open until June 7. To register, please send an email with the following information to the contact address below:

Contact: spp2207@uni-wuerzburg.de

Hashtag: #CCLS2023

Conference reader: Download on Zenodo (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8093597)

Conference Programme

Thursday | June 22, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Session 1 
  • Opening
  • Human Depiction in Portuguese – Cláudia Freitas*, Diana Santos
  • A Novel Approach for Identification and Linking of Short Quotations in Scholarly Texts and Literary Works – Frederik Arnold*, Robert Jäschke

2:45 p.m to 4:15 p.m. | Session 2

  • Automatic Topic-Guided Segmentation of Holocaust Survivor Testimonies – Eitan Wagner, Renana Keydar*, Amit Pinchevski, Omri Abend
  • InvBERT: Reconstructing Text from Contextualized Word Embeddings by inverting the BERT pipeline – Kai Kugler*, Simon Münker, Johannes Höhmann, Achim Rettinger
  • What do characters do? – Andrew Piper

4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Session 3  

  • Need a Good Book about Privacy? Evaluating Dictionary-Based Corpus Query for Detecting the Topic of Privacy in Literary Texts – Erik Ketzan*, Jennifer Edmond, Carl Vogel
  • The Authorship of Stephen King’s Books Written Under the Pseudonym “Richard Bachman”: A Stylometric Analysis –  Vincent Neyt, Mike Kestemont, Dorothy Henriette Modrall Sperling*
  • Extracting Geographical References from Finnish Literature. Fully Automated Processing of Plain-Text Corpora – Harri Kiiskinen*, Asko Nivala, Jasmine Westerlund, Juhana Saarelainen

6:30 p.m. | Keynote

  • Jan Rybicki: Reading too many books: first results on 10,005 Polish original and translated texts.

8:00 p.m. | Joint Dinner

Friday | June 23, 2023

9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Session 4

  • Stylistic History of the Hungarian Novel Based on Sentence Structures – Botond Szemes
  • Why the Daisy sisters are different. a stylometric study on the oeuvre of Swedish author Henning Mankell and the Dutch translations of his work – Martje Wijers
  • Translation-based connotation visualization for classical poetic Japanese vocabulary of the Kokin Wakashū ca. 905 – Xudong Chen*  , Hilofumi Yamamoto, Bor Hodošček

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Session 5

  • What's that Scary Sound? – Svenja Guhr*, Mark Algee-Hewitt
  • Connecting the Dots – Leonard Konle*, Merten Kröncke, Simone Winko, Fotis Jannidis
  • Computational approaches to opera libretti – Luca Giovannini*, Daniil Skorinkin

12:30 p.m.: Closing