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LINGUIST List 23.1446

Wed Mar 21 2012

Confs: Linguistics and Literature/UK

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Date: 21-Mar-2012
From: Michaela Mahlberg <michaela.mahlbergnottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens & Characterization
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Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens & Characterization

Date: 10-May-2012 - 10-May-2012
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Michaela Mahlberg
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/events/dickens-symposium.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Meeting Description:

This symposium will illustrate innovative approaches to both Dickens Studies and studies of characterization more generally. Scholars from both language and literature will present cutting-edge research that suggests a mixed methods approach to the study of characterization in literary texts and specifically the novels by Charles Dickens. The talks will address the concept of character in the framework of cognitive poetics, Dickens’s characters in the context of popular culture, corpus methods and the tool CLiC for literary texts, psycholinguistic methods to investigate the reading process and the psychological reality of characters, Dickens and book history, and the reading experience in the 19th century.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Juliet John, Professor in Victorian Literature, Royal Holloway University of London
Professor Peter Stockwell, Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Nottingham
Professor Josephine Guy, Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Nottingham
Dr. Kathy Conklin, Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingham
Dr. Michaela Mahlberg, Associate Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham
Dr. Catherine Smith, Technical Officer, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham
Dr. Simon Preston, RCUK Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham

Introduction to the Symposium by

Professor Brean Hammond, Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Nottingham

Registration Deadline: 20 April 2012



Introduction to Dickens and Characterization by Brean Hammond

Peter Stockwell: "Character and caricature; cognition and creativity"

Juliet John: "Characterising Popularity: Melodrama, Film and Externalised Aesthetics"


Michaela Mahlberg & Catherine Smith: "CLiC Dickens - studying character with the help of a corpus tool"


Simon Preston & Michaela Mahlberg: "The suspended quotation from a statistical point of view"

Kathy Conklin: "The eyes as a window to understanding Dickens - a psycholinguistic perspective"


Josephine Guy: "Oliver Twist and Book History: Reading Character in 'Original' Print Contexts"

Round-up and conclusion


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