Program „The Empirical Study of Comics“

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Monday, 06 February 2017
Come Together @ LUV
Tuesday, 07 February 2017
09.30-10.00 Introductory Statement
10.00-12.00 MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS AND LINGUISTICS I:
John Bateman (Bremen):
From Creative Freedom to Empirical Studies via Qualitative Descriptions: Annotation Schemes for Comics and Graphic Novels
Christoph Wolf (Bremen):
Culturally Motivated Layout Choices – A Comparative Study of Japanese Mangas and Western Comics
Pascal Lefèvre & Gert Meesters (Brussels/Lille):
The Interpretation of an Evolving Line Drawing
12.00-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-15.30 MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS AND LINGUISTICS II
Neil Cohn (Tilburg):
Visual Language Theory and the Scientific Study of Comics
Chiao-I Tseng (Bremen):
Tracking Character Developments and Events in Graphic Novels
Anna Lena Rodewald (Bremen):
The Representation of Superhero(in)es in Comics
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-18.00 DIGITAL APPROACHES TO COMICS I
Bart Beaty (Calgary):
What Were ‘Golden Age’ Comics: Formal Strategies at the Origin of the American Comic Book
Christophe Rigaud, Jean-Christophe Burie & Karell Bertet (La Rochelle):
Computer Vision Applied to Comic Book Images
John Walsh (Indiana):
“Spins a Web, Any Size”: Topic Modeling a Corpus of American Comic Book Fan Mail
19.00 Conference Dinner @ Ratskeller Bremen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017
10.30-12.00 DIGITAL APPROACHES TO COMICS II
Mihnea Tufis & Jean-Pierre Ganascia (Paris):
Crowdsourcing Annotations for Comics Corpora
Alexander Dunst & Rita Hartel (Paderborn):
From Canon to Corpus: The Quantitative Study of Graphic Narrative
12.00-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-15.30 COGNITIVE PROCESSING AND COMPREHENSION I
Clare Kirtley, Ben Tatler (Aberdeen):
Eye Movements and Image-Text Integration
Olli Philippe Lautenbacher, Kai Mikkonen & Maarit Koponen (Helsinki):
Reading Comics – Tracking the Process
Hans-Jürgen Bucher (Trier):
How Informative Are Information Comics? Results from Empirical Audience Research Including an Eyetracking Study
15.30-16.30 POSTER PRESENTATION
Linda Knief (Bremen): Text and Moving Images: Relations between Media
Oliver Moisich (Paderborn): Focalization in Comics as a Cognitive Concept
Sven Hohenstein & Jochen Laubrock (Potsdam): Temporal Processing of Visual Narrative: The Gutter and the Reader’s Attention
Eike Richter & Jochen Laubrock (Potsdam): Gaze Contingent Masking of Text in Graphic Literature – an Eye-Movement Study
Marina Ruiz Tada & Olena Vasylets (Barcelona): The Role of the Reading Path for Learning from and the Perception of Manga
Francisco Veloso, Dora Lau Yan Ling, Felix Cheung Hui Laam, Janina Wildfeuer & John Bateman (Bremen/Hongkong): An Empirical Investigation of the Semiotic Potential of Comic Book Page Layout: from the 1930s to 2010s.
Fang Zhao & Nina Mart (Hagen/Koblenz): Experienced Readers Distinguish from Inexperienced Readers in Text-Picture Blended Comics and Picture Dominated Comics
16.30-18.00 COGNITIVE PROCESSING AND COMPREHENSION II
Joe Magliano (Chicago):
What Can Be Learned About the Psychology of Comics by Studying How We Process Adapted Narratives?
Lester Loschky (Kansas State):
Understanding the Moment-to-Moment Processing of Sequential Narratives
Olivia Rohan & Ryoko Sasamoto (Dublin):
Sound Effects in Japanese Comics: An Empirical Eyetracking Study in Multimodal Reading
Thursday, 09 February 2017
10.00-12.00 COGNITIVE PROCESSING AND COMPREHENSION III
Jochen Laubrock, Sven Hohenstein & Eike Richter (Potsdam):
Cognitive Processing of Text and Image During Comics Reading
Tom Foulsham (Essex):
Eye-Tracking, Comics, and the ‘Reading’ of a Scene
12.00-13.30 Concluding Remarks