Jana Keck

Academic Staff, Oceanic Exchanges (DFG)
Institute of Literary Studies
American Literature and Culture

Contact

+49 711 685-83090

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 10.21

Office Hours

By appointment.

Jana Keck studied English/American Studies and Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2017 she works with an international team in the DFG-funded research project “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914,” which examines the global connectedness of C19 newspapers. In her own research and teaching, Jana Keck is particularly interested in C19 (German-)American Literature and Culture, Periodical Studies and Digital Humanities. Her PhD-project investigates how America’s C19 German-language newspapers constructed and preserved a German identity by developing computational models for genre classification and (transatlantic) network analysis.

Academic Career

Since 2017

University of Stuttgart, Research Assistant, Institute of Literary Studies, Dept. American Literature & Culture

2012–2017

Tutor and Student Assistant, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Literary Studies, Dept. American Literature and Culture/Institute of Linguistics, Dept. English

Research Projects

2017–2019

Doctoral Researcher, Oceanic Exchanges, Tracing Global Information Networks in Historic Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (DFG), PIs: Prof. Dr. Marc Priewe, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Padó, Dr. Steffen Koch

2016–2017

Student Assistant, Modeling Control Theory (DFG), PIs: Prof. Dr. Artemis Alexiadou, Dr. Silke Fischer

Apprenticeship

2016

German-American Center/James-F.-Byrnes Institute (DAZ)

Education

2017

Master of Arts, English and American Studies, University of Stuttgart

2014

Bachelor of Arts, English and American Studies/Linguistics, University of Stuttgart

2010

Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge ESOL Entry Level 2, Brooklands College

2009

German High School Diploma (Abitur)

 

Franke, Max. Markus John, Moritz Knabben, Jana Keck, Tanja Blascheck and Steffen Koch. "LilyPads: Exploring the Spatiotemporal Dissemination of Historical Newspaper Articles." In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. Valletta, Malta, 2020. 

Oiva, Mila, Asko Nivala, Hannu Salmi, Otto Latva, Marja Jalava, Jana Keck, Laura Martínez Domínguez, James Parker. “Spreading News in 1904. The Media Coverage of Nikolay Bobrikov’s Shooting.” In:  Media History, vol. 25, no. 3, 2019. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2019.1652090

Keck, Jana. “The Nineteenth-Century Digitized German and German-American Press: Negotiating Slavery in a Transatlantic Context.” Transnational Periodical Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Mainz. 29-31 January 2020.

Keck, Jana. “Mining German-Language Newspaper Repositories.” Digital Humanities Lecture Series WS 2019/2020, University of Stuttgart, 15 January 2020. Invited talk.

Keck, Jana. “Nineteenth-Century Digitized German-American Newspapers: A Digital Approach to the Study of German-American Culture.” Post Graduate Forum in American Studies Conference 2019, University of Passau, 5-7 December 2019.

Keck, Jana. “Digging into America’s 19th-Century German-Language Newspapers with Text Reuse and Word Vector Models.” Digillu-Workshop: Zusammenstellung und Erschließung von Korpusdaten, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 25-26 November 2019. Invited talk.

Keck, Jana and Moritz Knabben. “Visualisation for Newspapers Corpus Exploration across Time and Space.” Impresso-Talk, University of Luxemburg, 29 October 2019. Invited talk.

Keck, Jana. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historic Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914.” Digitizing Heritage, University of Heidelberg, 30 September-1 October 2019. Invited talk.

Keck, Jana. “Tracing German Migrant Networks in Historic Newspaper Repositories.” Networks Across Time and Space//13th Workshop Historical Network Research, Academy of Sciences and Literature/Mainz, 27-28 May 2019.

Priewe, Marc and Jana Keck. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historic Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914.” Digital Humanities Lecture Series WS 2018/2019, University of Stuttgart, 5 December 2018. Invited talk.

Keck, Jana, Estelle Bunout, Marten Düring, Torsten Roeder, Sarah Oberbichler, Lino Wehrheim and Bernhard Liebl. “What’s in the news? (Erfolgs-)Rezepte für das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit digitalisierten Zeitungen.” DHd 2020, University of Paderborn, 2-6 March 2020.

Priewe, Marc, Lorella Viola, Jaap Verheul, Jana Keck, Moritz Knabben, Ernesto Priani Siasó, Hannu Salmi and Mila Oiva. “Oceanic Exchanges: Transnational Textual Migration And Viral Culture.” Digital Humanities Conference 2019, University of Utrecht, 8-12 July 2019.

SS 2020

Traveling Twain, Case Studies of Key Texts II (Survey of American Literature II)

WS 2019/20

Introduction to English and American Studies, Case Studies of Key Texts I (Survey of American Literature I)

SS 2019

Case Studies of Key Texts II (Survey of American Literature II)

WS 2018/19

Introduction to English and American Studies

SS 2018

American Immigrant Literature

 

Since 2019

Member of the Academic Advisory Group of the State Library Berlin (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation)

2019

Member of the Appointment Committee for the Professorship (W3) in English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart

2018

Student Member of the Appointment Committee for the Professorship (W3) in English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart

 

German Association for American Studies (GAAS)

C19: the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum e.V. (DHd)

DHd AG Zeitungen und Zeitschriften

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