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

Banari Nicolae

Development of systems for natural language processing and computer vision / Digital humanities / Multimodal artificial intelligence/ Artificial intelligence in fashion

Technique

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Users

Cultural heritage institutions

Keywords

Machine learning, Deep learning

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

Digital humanities, Computational linguistics, Language technology, Artificial intelligence (ai), Text mining, Natural language processing, Computational psycholinguistics, Cognitive sciences

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

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

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

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

Ernst Thomas

My expertise grows out of the fields of Modern German Literature (PhD 2008, Trier) and Germanic Media Studies and Cultural Studies (habilitation 2019, Duisburg-Essen). I am particularly interested in German-language culture and literature from the 18th century to the present, with a focus on the 20th century and the present. I concentrate on three fields: First, I work on the systematization and sustainable establishment of web literary studies, which is especially interested in the follows of digitization and communication in social media for literature, for literary communication and for the work and publication practices of literary studies itself. As a subdiscipline of digital humanities and of digital literary studies, web literary studies analyzes, among other things, digital literature and web literature, new forms of digital publishing (in literature and in the open humanities), digital literacy, digital memory culture, and new models of author’s rights. Second, I develop studies of subversion, based on the broad model of political writing that I built in my book „Literatur und Subversion“. I apply this model to contemporary (German-language) literature, to avant-garde and experimental literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, and meanwhile also to subversive films, music, and web artists. Third, I work on comparative studies of multilingual literature in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and on the reflection of (urban) spaces in literature, especially of Brussels and the Ruhr Area.

Technique

On the one hand, I work qualitatively with established literary, cultural and media theories, analyzing literary and popular texts, films and drama. Here hermeneutical and narratological as well as discourse analytical methods count as well as cultural theories of Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, imagology and theories of (urban) spaces. These different approaches merge into the complex model of "Studies of Subversion" that I use to analyze political literature and art. On the other hand, I am interested in the (quantitative) methods of the Digital Humanities and in the analytical approaches of Digital Literary Studies and of Web Literary Studies to analyze digital literature and literary communication in digital and social media.

Users

In the academic field, my expertise is of relevance to humanities scholars, and here in particular to scholars from literary, cultural, media, library, and book studies, and to digital humanists. But interdisciplinary collaborations with disciplines from other faculties can also grow out of my research. This is especially interesting for colleagues who deal with questions of creativity, cultural developments, the arts and digitalization, such as e.g. pedagogy, law or sociology. Socially, different groups can gain knowledge thanks to my expertise on German-language and digital culture and literature. This certainly applies to the media, to politics, to cultural institutions such as theaters, libraries or author associations, as well as schools.

Keywords

Digital literacy, Literary theory, Literary criticism, Germany, German philology, German language + literature, Subversion, German politics and culture, Web literature, Digital society, Nations and nationalism

Facchin Marco

Literature reviews in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of science and in cognitive science Writing of articles in international journals Deliverance of talks in appropriate venues Organizing conferences (on line and in person) Organizing and attending reading groups Organizing and attending "Work in progress" meetings

Technique

Reading the relevant material Writing Circulating my wiritings before publication so as to receive feedback from my peers Presenting my works at confenreces/wotkshops so as to receive feedback from my peers

Users

Other academics Practicioners of the cognitive sciences (esp. theorethically oriented computational neuroscientists and philosophers of cognitive science/neuroscience) General audience interested in the cognitive sciences

Keywords

Philosophy, Philosophy of the cognitive sciences, Philosophy of mind

Geybels Lindsey

Lindsey Geybels is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp as a team member of the ERC-funded project ‘Constructing Age For Young Readers’. In October 2023 she defended her PhD, ‘Reading the Reader from a Distance: Digital Analyses of the Construction of Age in Fiction for Different Ages’, in which she studied the influence of the age of the intended reader on the construction of age in fiction. Her research interests include digital text analysis, children’s literature, age studies and comparative literature studies, on which she has published articles in The Journal of Social Sciences, Language and Literature, Spiegel der Letteren and The Journal of Cultural Analytics. She has also contributed to the book Age in David Almond’s Oeuvre, a co-authored volume collecting research of all members of the ‘Constructing Age For Young Readers’ project and published by Routledge in the Children’s Literature and Culture series.

Technique

Digital text analysis

Users

Children's literature scholars

Keywords

Digital textanalysis

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

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

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

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

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, English literature, Feminist literature, Fairy tales, Ageing, Literature

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

Machine learning, Digital humanities, Stylometry

Lernout Geert

Manuscript study and genetic literary study Finnegans Wake notebooks.

Technique

Conceptual analysis.

Users

University researchers.

Keywords

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

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

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

Mertens Mahlu

Research of climate change fiction and climate change theatre, Anthropocene fiction and Anthropocene theatre. Research of contemporary theatre for young audiences.

Technique

close reading, close performance analysis, interviews, empirical research (reception by viewers)

Users

Journalists, students, researchers, teachers, theatre makers, theatre professionals

Keywords

Anthropocene, Theatre for young audiences, Literature-english, Literary study, Theatre in flanders, Contemporary literature, Environmental humanities

Myin Erik

Philosophy, philosophical psychology, philosophy of the cognitive sciences

Technique

Philosophical analysis

Users

Philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, behavioral and brain scientists

Keywords

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

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

Pelckmans Paul

Hermeneutics and textual analysis (especially Conscience, Potocki, Belle van Zuylen, La Fontaine, Rousseau, Corneille, Molière, Racine)

Technique

- Close reading

Users

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

Keywords

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

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, French language, Art education

Silva Emma-Louise

Emma-Louise Silva is a senior postdoctoral fellow working on her FWO-funded project "The Paper Traces of Reimagined Memories in Children’s Literature" at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. This project delves into the writing materials of authors such as Roald Dahl, Jamila Gavin, David Almond, and Jacqueline Woodson to garner insights into life writing and negotiations of memory and imagination. Her research on cognitive narratology, genetic criticism, philosophy of mind, and age studies has been published in the European Journal of Life Writing, in Age, Culture, Humanities, and in the co-authored monograph, Age in David Almond’s Oeuvre: A Multi-Method Approach to Studying Age and the Life Course in Children’s Literature. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher aboard the ERC-funded project "Constructing Age for Young Readers", led by Vanessa Joosen, and she combined this role with a lecturing position at the University of Antwerp, teaching the "Joyce Seminar" and assisting with the BA courses "Introduction to the Study of Literature in English", "Nineteenth-century Literature in English", and "Twentieth-century Literature in English", and with the MA courses "Writers at Work" and "Constructing Age in Modern Literature". As a member of the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Emma-Louise defended her PhD on James Joyce and cognition in 2019. 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 published articles on an array of Joyce-related topics, she has co-edited two journal volumes on Joyce and modernism, and her monograph, Modernist Minds: Materialities of the Mental in the Works of James Joyce has recently been published by Brill. Emma-Louise is co-organiser of the "Children’s Literature Summer School" at the University of Antwerp and she is a member of the editorial board for Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. 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.

ORCID iD icon https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3255-6081

Technique

Text Encoding (TEI)

Users

Scholars and students of literature

Keywords

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

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

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

Verhulst Pim

- Genetic criticism - Radio drama - (Late) Modernism - British postwar fiction - Intermediality

Technique

- Audio Narratology

Users

Students, researchers, cultural institutions

Keywords

Radio drama, Audionarratology, British literature