International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature

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International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media
FocusEmpirical study of literature
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The International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL: Internationale Gesellschaft für Empirische Literaturwissenschaft) is a learned society with the object of promoting empirical approach to the study of literature and culture.

History[edit]

The society was founded in 1987 by Siegfried J. Schmidt of the University of Siegen.[1] In 2010 IGEL became a registered society; it is registered as a Foundation in the Netherlands. The actual president is the psychologist Don Kuiken.[2]

Governance[edit]

The Society is led by a governing board. Members of the board are the president, a vice-president, treasurer, secretary, member at large, journal editor, and student representative. The board is elected at the bi-annual meeting usually held in August/September for a two or four-year term. Presidents of IGEL:

Conferences[edit]

The Society holds biennial conferences, alternating between Europe and North America.

  • 1987: Siegen
  • 1990: Amsterdam
  • 1992: Memphis
  • 1994: Budapest
  • 1996: Edmonton
  • 1998: Utrecht
  • 2000: Toronto
  • 2002: Pécs
  • 2004: Edmonton
  • 2006: München
  • 2008: Memphis
  • 2010: Utrecht
  • 2012: Montreal
  • 2014: Torino[3]
  • 2016: Chicago[4]
  • 2018: Stavanger[5]

Publications[edit]

Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) is the official journal of IGEL.[6] IGEL membership includes a subscription to SSOL.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S.J. Schmidt, Empirical studies in literature and the media today : Welcoming speech to the participants of the first IGEL-conference University of Siegen (FRG), 9–12 December, 1987". Poetics 18,1 (1989), pp. 1-6. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Don Kuiken's Website". Website at the University of Alberta.
  3. ^ "IGEL 2014 Torino Conference". University of Torino. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ "IGEL 2016 Chicago Conference". University of Chicago. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ "IGEL 2018 Stavanger Conference". University of Stavanger. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ "SSOL". Publisher’s Website.

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