Conferences and workshops organised


Interdisciplinary Conference (with Miriam Akkermann, Caspar Battegay, Evelyn Runge): “Man, Mind, Machine”, Berlin 2016.  In preparation


Interdisciplinary Conference: “Perception and Adaptation” (with Pascal Nicklas and Dan Hassler-Forest), Mainz, 3-5 December 2015

Panel:Brain Drain or Brain Gain: the Future of Cognitive Literary Studies” (with Ralf Haekel and Felix Sprang), Anglistenverband: Annual Convention, Paderborn, 23-26 September 2015

Workshop: “Politiken der (Un)Sichtbarkeit in Literatur und Film” (with Judith Frömmer), Summer School, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes), Roggenburg, 23-30 August 2015

Interdisciplinary Conference: “To boldly go where no man has gone before. The Fascination with the Unknown: Time” (with Lena Henningsen, Katharina Heyden, and Klaus Oschema). Berlin, 9-11 July 2015

Roundtable: “Cognitive Renaissance Studies: Scope and Limitations” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Annual Convention of the Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, 26 March 2015

Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Big Data and The Future of Research in a Digital Age“ (with Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, the Israel Young Academy and the German Young Academy). Jerusalem, 17-19 February 2015

Seminar: “Literary Linguistics” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association. Vancouver, 10 January 2015


Workshop: “Theory of Mind: Neuro- und literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven" (with Ricarda Schubotz), Summer School, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes), Überlingen, 17-24 August 2014

Interdisciplinary conference:“To boldly go where no man has gone before. Die Faszination des Unbekannten: Raum“ (with Lena Henningsen, Katharina Heyden, Magda Nowicka and Klaus Oschema), Berlin, 30-31 May 2014

Seminar: “‘In this distracted globe’? Cognitive Shakespeare” (with Anja Müller-Wood), International Conference: Shakespeare 450, Paris, 21-27 April 2014


International and interdisciplinary conference: “Aesthetic Attention” (with Anja Müller-Wood and Pascal Nicklas), University of Mainz, 22-23 November 2013

Bi-national and interdisciplinary conference: German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH): “Access: Knowledge and Resources” (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). Member of the Organising Committee, Kibbutz Tzuba, 29 September-02 October 2013

Panel: “The Politics and Poetics of Access in Literature” (with Dana Olmert), GISFOH: “Access: Knowledge and Resources”, Kibbutz Tzuba, 29 September-02 October 2013

International photo contest: “Visions and Images of Fascination: Sciences and Humanities Visualized” (with Kirill Dmitriev), Die Junge Akademie in cooperation with the Young Academies of the Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Sweden


Interdisciplinary conference: “Klang – Ton – Musik. Theorien und Modelle (national)kultureller Identitätsstiftung" (with Wolf Gerhard Schmidt, Jean Franςois Candoni, Stéphane Pesnel), Paris, 10-14 October 2012

Panel: “Literature and Apocalypse” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Anglistenverband, Annual Convention, Potsdam, 19-21 September 2012

Seminar: “Faszination und Enthusiasmus” (with Kai Marcel Sicks), Summer School, German National Academic Foundation, Görlitz, 05-18 August 2012

Special session: “Where New European Literature Begins…”, Modern Languages Association, Annual Convention, Seattle, 05 January 2012


Seminar: “Reading Faces and Bodies on the Early Modern Stage” (with Michael Neill), Annual Conference of the Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, 01 April 2010

International summer school of the HERMES consortium: “Travelling Concepts, Metaphors, and Theories in an Age of Interdisciplinarity” (with Beatrice Michaelis and Ansgar Nünning), University of Giessen, 13-20 June 2010


Panel: “Literature as a Form of Emergence,” HERMES-Symposium, University of Santiago de Compostela, 22 June 2009

International conference: “Metaphors: Shaping Culture and Theory” (with Ansgar Nünning and Herbert Grabes), University of Giessen, 28-31 January 2009


International summer school: “Regions of Culture – Regions of Identity” (with Horst Carl, Peter Haslinger, Monika Wingender), University of Giessen, 13-23 July 2008

International conference: “Values in Literature and the Media and their Cultural Function” (with Herbert Grabes and Ansgar Nünning), International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Giessen, 05-07 June 2008

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