Prof. Dr Karina van Dalen-Oskam

Huygens Institute (KNAW), WP4 Lead

Karina van Dalen-Oskam’s research focuses on computational literary studies and the development of methods and techniques for the stylistic analysis of modern Dutch and English novels. She applies these methods to analyze stylistic differences in texts, oeuvres, genres, time periods, and cultures or languages. Proper names in literary texts have her special interest. She is also interested in canon formation. She has been project leader of The Riddle of Literary Quality (2012-2019) and currently leads, among other projects, Track Changes: Textual scholarship and the challenge of digital literary writing and Novel Perceptions: Towards an inclusive canon. In this project, she collaborates with the University of Wolverhampton. She is preparing a follow-up project to The Riddle of Literary Quality: The Riddle of the Literary Canon. Next to her work at Huygens Institute and from March 2012 onward, she is also professor of Computational Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) from 2011-2014 and president of EADH from 2014-2015. From 2015-2019 she was the chair of the steering committee of the international digital humanities organization ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations).