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Lists in Literature and Culture: Towards a Listology

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Project "LISTLIT" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙382˙500 €
 EC max contribution 1˙382˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2022-03-31


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 Project objective

LISTLIT investigates the cultural practice of lists and list making and its manifestations in narrative texts from antiquity until the twenty-first century. The simple form of the list has been remarkably constant for centuries: as a practical device, lists have been a prime instrument for classifying, organizing, and categorizing the world since the early high civilizations. Lists are tools of the mind: in visualizing human beings’ thinking, they are indicative of cognitive processes. In literary texts, list structures have been employed at least since antiquity. The manifold configurations of lists in literature and their enmeshment with the practical usage of lists in a given period take centre stage in this project. How are lists as a tool for thinking and organizing the world in everyday life and lists in literature intertwined? Embedded in narrative texts, lists challenge the received parameters of how narrative texts work. The study of lists in the trajectory of cognition, narration, and practical usage thus provides a risky and challenging alternative approach to narrative forms and functions, reader engagement, and the aesthetics of literature. Situated at the heart of the intersections between cognitive theory, cultural history, and literary history, LISTLIT significantly advances our understanding of how literature and list making as a cognitive tool and cultural practice are interrelated. By scrutinizing the practices of list writing in and beyond literary texts, LISTLIT establishes a ‘listology’, that is, the systematic and diachronic study of lists and listing structures in cultural productions.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Anne Rüggemeier
The List as a Means of Assessment and Standardization and Its Critical Remediation in Graphic Narratives About Illness and Care
published pages: 55-82, ISSN: 2363-7765, DOI:
Closure 5 2020-01-29
2017 Eva von Contzen
Listen im Transferprozess: Zur englischen und deutschen Rabelais-Ãœbersetzung
published pages: 193-220, ISSN: 0075-997X, DOI:
Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 58 2020-01-29
2018 Eva von Contzen
Experience, Affect, and Literary Lists
published pages: 315-27, ISSN: 1565-3668, DOI:
Partial Answers 16.2 2020-01-29
2017 Eva von Contzen
Die Affordanzen der Liste
published pages: 317-326, ISSN: 0049-8653, DOI:
Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 3 2020-01-29
2017 Eva von Contzen
Grenzfälle des Erzählens: Die Liste als einfache Form
published pages: 221-239, ISSN: , DOI:
Komplexität und Einfachheit. Villa Vigoni-Symposion 2015 2020-01-29

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