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Full Title: The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to its Theory and Practice in the Classical World

   
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 10-Sep-2014 - 12-Sep-2014
Contact: Tzu-I Liao
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/events/Language-of-Persuasion
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce an international interdisciplinary conference,
The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and
Practice in the Classical World at University College London (UCL). The
conference will span three days, 10-12 September 2014, and will take place
in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre at UCL. The focus of the conference is
to explore the nature and role of persuasion in classical literature and
culture not just as a psychological phenomenon, but as a linguistic
exercise from a variety of different perspectives. These include modern
linguistics, stylistics, ancient rhetoric and criticism, and comparative
approaches taking into account modern and non-European rhetorical practices
and traditions.

Persuasion is a psychological phenomenon which is deeply connected to
language. The focus of the conference is to explore the nature and role of
persuasion as linguistic exercise in classical literature and culture from
a variety of different perspectives. These include modern linguistics,
stylistics, ancient rhetoric and criticism, and comparative approaches
taking into account modern and extra-European rhetorical practices and
traditions. The convenors are Tzu-I Liao (UCL) and Alessandro Vatri
(Oxford) and the event is under the auspices of Chris Carey and Stephen Colvin.

The conference will explore the following themes:

-Persuasion through language: insights into the linguistic strategies put
into effect as means of persuasion in classical literature
-Language through rhetoric: rhetorical literature as a collection of
mother-tongue metalinguistic material
-Rhetoric and practice: critical approaches to the ancient rhetorical
theories and observations on the psychological effects of language, based
on linguistic analysis of texts which aim to persuade
-Literary representations of persuasion: linguistic analysis of persuasion
‘in action’ as depicted in both classical literary prose and poetry
(historiography, philosophy, drama, etc.)
-Persuasion across languages: insights on how rhetorical concepts involving
linguistic features have been adapted across linguistic borders (from Greek
into Latin down to the modern European languages)

Speakers include: Ineke Sluiter (Leiden, keynote speaker), Rutger Allan
(Amsterdam), Anna Bonifazi (Heidelberg), Stephen Colvin (UCL), Casper de
Jonge (Leiden), Johnathan Powell (RHUL), Tobias Reinhardt (Oxford), and
Donna Shalev (Jerusalem).

The standard fee is £60 for the whole three days (£20 per day); for
students £45 for the whole three days (£15 per day).

Online registration is now open at our webpage:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/events/Language-of-Persuasion

We also offer the keynote speech as a public event, which can be registered
at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-language-of-persuasion-keynote-speech-by-prof-ineke-sluiter-tickets-12191231301?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

We also offer a limited number of conference bursaries for students. To
apply for a bursary, please send a letter of intent stating the name,
institution, thesis title, and how the conference relates to the
applicant's degree course or research to languageofpersuasion14@gmail.com
no later than 31 July 2014.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics
Subject Language: Greek, Ancient; Latin
LL Issue: 25.2605


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