Arbaiza Diana

I specialize in modern Spanish literary and cultural studies (from the eighteenth century to contemporary cultural production). I particularly focus on postcolonial studies, and the interrelationship between literature, nationalism, and political economy. Applying this framework, I wrote "The Spirit of Hispanism," a book examining the cultural and commercial relationships between Spain and Latin America between 1875 and 1936. The goal of this book was to analyze a Spanish movement, Hispanism that tried to create a neocolonial relationship between Spain and its former colonies that still influences contemporary transatlantic exchanges. Following my interest examining how literature and culture shaped Spanish colonialism, I am currently studying the representations of Spain’s African colonies in the cultural production of the nineteenth and twentieth century. I was also trained in gender theory and I have published several articles about women writers in nineteenth century Spain. In these works I have explored the impact of modernity practices in gender roles, the entrance of women writers in the literary market and the participation of women writers in a transnational, European literary scene.

Technique

I can perform this expertise in English and Spanish. I currently have a B2 level in Dutch and I am working to attain a C1.

Users

My expertise is useful to the academic community in the field of Hispanic studies, postcolonial studies and New Economic criticism. It is also useful to the student community in Flanders who want to study Spanish and get familiar with Spanish and Latin American culture and history.

Keywords

Spanish literature

Crowley Ronan

history of the book modern manuscripts genetic criticism Anglophone literary modernism James Joyce

Technique

Techniques expertise

Users

scholars and students of literature

Keywords

Literary criticism, Literary history, Literary modernism

Daelemans Walter

Development of systems for natural language processing / Computer models for language acquisition and language processing / Text analytics / Computational stylometry / Corpus acquisition, annotation and exploitation

Technique

- Computational modeling, simulation - Data Mining and Machine Learning - Computational tools for text analytics

Users

- Users of Knowledge Management: smart search, question answering, multi-document summarization, domain modelling, ontology population and merging, terminology extraction and management, text categorization, filtering, and routing. - Forensic linguistics: authorship attribution, plagiarism detection. - Semantic web: automatic metadata assignment, semantic analysis. - Serious gaming: adding language competence to agents. - E-government: knowledge management, information presentation, readability control of government texts. - Healthcare: communication aids, readability control of patient information. - Cultural Heritage: analysis of and information access to digitized cultural heritage collections, combination of text and audio mining.

Keywords

Artificial intelligence, Text mining, Computational psycholinguistics, Digital humanities, Cognitive sciences, Language technology, Computational linguistics

De Maeseneer Rita

Latin America Caribbean literature and culture Latino writers Food Studies Popular Culture

Technique

Conceptual analysis.

Users

Cultural agents people interested in literature Media Literary festivals Students Conferences

Keywords

Caribbean literature, Spanish-american literature and culture, Cultural studies, Food research, Latin american literature

Eeckhout Bart

1. Modern literatures in English (emphasis: American 20th-century literature). 2. Modernist poetry: Wallace Stevens. 3. LGBTIQ studies and queer theory, more particularly in the realm of interdisciplinary cultural studies (esp. contemporary literature in English and recent history) and with regard to the interactions between academic and activist work. 4. Multidisciplinary urban studies (as a member of the Urban Studies Institute) with emphasis on New York City and literary urban studies. 5. Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (as chair), with special attention to multidisciplinary research in music. 6. Literature and philosophy; literature and architecture; literature and music. For more details: see my personal webpage at UAntwerp.

Technique

I practice qualitative research, which is limited largely to reading and writing.

Users

Journalists with an interest in one of the designated topics; cultural and arts centers; LGBTIQ activists.

Keywords

Literary influence, Literary criticism, Literary theory, Social emancipation, Cultural diversity, Literary history, Literature-english, Literary modernism

Gyssels Kathleen

Postcolonial literatures, African, African-American, and Caribbean Literatures, Jewish literature, anthropology and travel writing, trauma studies, Francophonie

Technique

Translate into French, English

Users

Literary festivals (such as: Passaporta, Etonnants Voyageurs, Littératures insulaires à Saint-Malo), congressen, symposia, researchers, students

Keywords

French language, Puerto rican literature, Anthropology, Children's literature, Postcolonialism, Naipaul v.s., Frontier workers, American literature, Caribbean literature, Jewish literature, African literature, Contemporary french literature outside of france, Jewish diaspora and literature

Herman Luc

Narrative theory deals with the construction of stories, and also with the various ways in which stories/narratives function in society.

Technique

Narrative Theory

Users

Cultural organizations at large, and journalism.

Keywords

American literature, Literary theory, American studies, Narrative theory, Narratives, English literature, United states, Narratology

Joosen Vanessa

Research on children's literature, contemporary Britsh literature and age in literature Courses on children's literature, Britsh women writers, age in literature, and the history of literature in English

Technique

Digital humanities Narrative analysis and close reading Empirical research (reader response)

Users

Journalists, students, reseachers, teachers, librarians

Keywords

Children's literature, Fairy tales, Feminist literature, English literature, Literature, Ageing

Kestemont Mike

Machine learning, stylometry, distant reading, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, text classification, digital humanities, network analysis, deep learning, neural networks, sequence analysis, text generation, authorship attribution, computer vision, image analysis

Technique

Machine learning

Users

heritage instituttions

Keywords

Stylometry, Digital humanities, Machine learning

Lernout Geert

Manuscript study and genetic literary study Finnegans Wake notebooks.

Technique

Conceptual analysis.

Users

University researchers.

Keywords

Literature, James joyce, Manuscripts, Religion, Bible, Electronic editing

Liska Vivian

Focusing on Jewish Studies in the broadest sense of the concept and approaching this research era from a multitude of perspectives and methodologies.

Technique

Conceptual analysis.

Users

The experience, know how and knowledge of the Institute of Jewish Studies can be sollicited by a heterogeneous and broad audience concerning cultural background, education, age, geography including academics, researchers, professionals in the field of Jewish Studies; individuals, students, institutions from Belgium and abroad.

Keywords

Holocaust, Jiddish, Hebrew, German-jewish literature, Jewish culture, Jewish literature, German literature, Jewish studies

Myin Erik

Philosophy, philosophical psychology, philosophy of the cognitive sciences

Technique

Philosophical analysis

Users

Philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, behavioral and brain scientists

Keywords

Philosophical psychology, Enactivism, Philosophy of the cognitive sciences, Philosophy

Ortuño Casanova María del Rocío

I work on literary and cultural relations between the Philippines and Spanish speaking countries, especially between 1850 and 1950. In this sense, I have created a database that contains literature and newspapers published in Spanish in the Philippines, and books about the Philippines published in Spanish elsewhere (https://filiteratura.uantwerpen.be/). I am interested in the role of the printing press in Spanish in relation to nation-building in the Philippines. For that reason, I work also on a project on the digitization of Philippine historical newspapers and training on Digital Humanities in the Philippines to research those newspapers with digital tools https://hosting.uantwerpen.be/philperiodicals/. I have two articles accepted on the state of digitization and the opportunities raised in the Philippines, and several other works on Philippine literature in Spanish and contacts between Spain, Latin America and Philippine intellectuals. In this sense, I have organized a symposium on Philippine Literature in Spanish, and Prof. Dr. Axel Gasquet (Université Clermont-Auvergne, France) and I are working on the edition of two monographic books on this topic. At the moment, I am trying to work with digital-related methodologies to describe Philippine Literature in Spanish and trace intertextualities from Latin American writers. I also co-direct with Prof. Dr. Diana Arbaiza a DocPro Project on Spanish Francoist literature on the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea. We have actually given together a MA course on this topic.

Technique

Decolonial and postcolonial studies Filipino studies Text-mining Database construction Spanish language Hispanic studies

Users

People interested in literature in Spanish Publishers People interested in press studies Journalists specialized on Philippine issues Agencies and NGOs

Keywords

Poetry, Philippines, Press, Postcolonial literature, Philippine literature, Literature and nationalism, Spanish literature, Colonial history

Pelckmans Paul

Close reading.

Technique

- Close reading

Users

- Cultural organisations - Research centre on modern French culture and literature

Keywords

Ideology, Enlightenment, Death in literature, Mimetic studies, Yourcenar, Autobiography

Petré Peter

Language change. Broad expertise on, mostly, English (all periods, both at the aggregate level and that of individual mental grammars), but also (selectively) Dutch, German, French, and language change generally. Quantitative and qualitative corpus methods, including scripting (Perl), concordancing software, statistics (R), best practices.

Technique

Language change is researched by processing and analyzing actual language use: compilation of balanced/representative corpora, retrieval of data by means of regular expressions or parsing, analysis of retrieved data along various functional/semantic and formal parameters (both manual and automated), development of customized research to answer specific theoretical challenges.

Users

Linguists, members of the Digital Humanities community, historians, literary scholars.

Keywords

Historical linguistics, English language, Grammaticalisation, Corpus linguistics, Philology, Cognition, Cognitive grammar

Schuerewegen Franc

Literary Theory. French and Francophone Literature all periods. Racine, Chateaubriand, Balzac, Proust, Simon. Literature and Media.

Technique

Analysis of literary texts. Stilistics, rhetorical analysis, Hermeneutics. How do literary texts create meaning?

Users

All people interested in Literature, more precisely French and Francophone Literature.

Keywords

Theoretical study, Art education, French language

Silva Emma-Louise

Emma-Louise Silva is a postdoctoral researcher aboard the ERC-project ‘Constructing Age for Young Readers’, led by Vanessa Joosen. Within the project she focuses on age studies, cognitive narratology, genetic criticism and philosophy of mind in children’s literature. She combines this role with a lecturing position at the University of Antwerp, where she teaches the ‘Joyce Seminar’, and where she assists with the courses ‘Introduction to the Study of Literature in English’, ‘Nineteenth-century Literature in English’, and ‘Twentieth-century Literature in English’. She provides guest lectures for the courses ‘Writers at Work’ and ‘Teaching Literature in English’. As a member of the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Emma-Louise defended her doctoral dissertation on James Joyce in 2019, aiming to reassess the so-called ‘inward turn’ of Joyce’s modernist fiction by applying approaches formulated in philosophy of mind to Joyce’s oeuvre, within a framework that leans on cognitive narratology and genetic criticism. Her PhD was part of the Top Bof project ‘Literature and the Extended Mind: A Reassessment of Modernism’, led by Dirk Van Hulle. She has also worked as a digital editor for Peter Petré’s ERC-project ‘Mind-Bending Grammars’, and as a postdoctoral coordinator of the Pillar 1 Science and Technology Roadmap under the supervision of Mike Kestemont for Time Machine Europe.

Technique

Text Encoding (TEI)

Users

Scholars and students of literature

Keywords

Cognitive narratology, Philosophy of mind, James joyce, Genetic criticism

Van Hulle Dirk

modern manuscripts Samuel Beckett genetic criticism textual scholarship James Joyce

Technique

Extensible Markup Language, Text Encoding (TEI)

Users

scholars and students of literature

Keywords

James joyce (centre), Literature-english, Genetic criticism, Editorial theory, Irish literature