Dr. J. Berenike Herrmann

Assistant professor (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’) German Literary Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant professor (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’) at the Department of German Philology (chair of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer) and postdoc member of Courant Research Centre Text Structures (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/220446.html) and Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (http://www.gcdh.de/en/); 2006-2011 PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands (NWO Vici research project “Metaphor in Discourse“, program leader Prof. Gerard Steen), PhD thesis on “Metaphor in Academic Discourse”; January-April 2009 visiting PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, USA; March-November 2005 trainee at the Department of Developmental Psychology, Max-Planck-Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Research Assistant); 2005 Magistra Artium (Master of Arts); 2000-2001 study of Spanish Language and Literature and Philosophy at Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain (DAAD year grant); 1998-2005 study of German Language and Literature, Sociology, and Spanish Language and Literature at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany.

Key Activities

  • Digital text analysis (Digital humanities and corpus stylistics)
  • Empirical study of reading


see https://jberenike.github.io/

see https://jberenike.github.io/

Academic Awards

Conference Organization

  • 2015 (with Prof. Gerhard Lauer) Literature and Empathy - A transdisciplinary symposium endorsed by the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and the Media (IGEL).
    Funded by the Thyssen Foundation
    Conference homepage
  • 2009-2010 Member of Organizing Committee RaAM8 (8th International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor), Amsterdam. Conference homepage

see https://jberenike.github.io/