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LINGUIST List 21.3432

Fri Aug 27 2010

Jobs: Cog Science; Discourse; Media/Film: PhD Position, U of Amsterdam

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        1.    Ed Tan, Cognitive Science; Discourse Processing; Narrative Discourse; Media/Film: PhD Position with Fellowship, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: Cognitive Science; Discourse Processing; Narrative Discourse; Media/Film: PhD Position with Fellowship, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 27-Aug-2010
From: Ed Tan <e.s.h.tanuva.nl>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Discourse Processing; Narrative Discourse; Media/Film: PhD Position with Fellowship, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Amsterdam School for Communication Research
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.ascor.uva.nl
Job Rank: PhD Position with Fellowship

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Discourse Processing; Narrative Discourse; Media/Film


Description:

Varieties and Determinants of Absorption in Narrative Film

Film viewers typically exhibit high degrees of absorption in the film's
story world including events and characters. As yet there is no
satisfactory definition of what state of mind absorption in film viewing
exactly is and what factors account for it. The project aims at obtaining
an understanding of the experiential states involved and their determinants
with an emphasis on stimulus factors. To this end, firstly questionnaires
for a variety of absorption-like states will be validated. Validation will
involve a comparison with on-line measures of cognitive and emotional
processing. Secondly a set of experiments will be carried out in which test
films have been manipulated on the basis of available theories of (literary
and filmic) narrative styles and procedures and their effects on (reader
and viewer) experiences. The experimental materials will be manufactured in
collaboration with film and story authors. The project is highly
interdisciplinary. The successful candidate will need to couple knowledge
of cognitive models of narrative discourse processing and a demonstrable
affinity with film and literary theory with experience in psychological
(on-line) experimentation. Affinity with video production or editing is a
recommendation. For details and an extensive project description see:
http://www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/0DCF3D9F-F5F0-404C-B095AF2278164434

To apply: send at least the following documents in English by e-mail:
Motivation letter, CV, Proof of Master's degree including grade
transcripts. If you have not completed your degree at time of application,
provide a statement from your supervisor confirming the expected date of
completion; An academic writing sample in English (e.g., journal article,
Master's thesis, essay). Send all documents in PDF or doc(x) format. Only
complete applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: 12-Sep-2010

Email Address for Applications: ascor-secr-fmguva.nl
Contact Person: Ed Tan

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