Computational Literary Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary research field at the intersection of literary studies computer science aiming to apply computational methods to digitized literary texts to learn more literary history, narratology or literary writing style. In the priority programme SPP 2207 ‘Computational Literary Studies’, starting in 2020, the German Research Foundation (DFG) funds innovative projects from this research field.
Currently, the programme is comprised of 10 funded projects and one associated project, including researchers from 12 different research institutions in Germany and Switzerland.

The program committee

Prof. Dr. Fotis Jannidis, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Professor, Computerphilologie (coordinator)

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Gius, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Professorin, Digital Philology

Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn, Universität Stuttgart, Professor, Informatik/Computerlinguistik

Dr. Nils Reiter, Universität zu Köln, Vertretungsprofessur, Computerlinguistik/Digital Humanities

Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch, Universität Trier, Professor, Digital Humanities

Prof. Dr. Simone Winko, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Professorin, Literaturwissenschaft


Programme coordination is currently done by the University of Würzburg’s Department of Literary Computing

Dr. Steffen Pielström
Lehrstuhl für Comuterphilologie
und neuere deutsche Literaturgeschichte
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg