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LINGUIST List 23.1497

Sun Mar 25 2012

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature, Pragmatics/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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Date: 21-Mar-2012
From: Cristina Soriano <Cristina.Sorianounige.ch>
Subject: International Summer School in Affective Sciences
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International Summer School in Affective Sciences
Short Title: ISSAS 2012

Date: 22-Aug-2012 - 29-Aug-2012
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Cristina Soriano
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.affective-sciences.org/issas

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

The fourth edition of the International Summer School in Affective Sciences
(ISSAS 2012), organized by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (SCAS),
will take place from August 22 to 29 at the Ch√Ęteau de Bossey, an 18th-
century manor house overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps.

This year the central topic of the summer school is 'Art, Aesthetics and the

The topics to be discussed include:
- the role of affect and emotions in the appreciation of art
- the nature of aesthetic emotions
- the role of metaphor in the representation and expression of emotion
- the neural systems and dynamics underlying artistic creativity, talent and

The scientific program for 2012 comprises (i) plenary lectures by scholars
from different disciplines who have made crucial contributions in the area,
and (ii) practical workshops in which students will discuss key topics of
interest in the domain and become familiar with various research

The school will address conceptual issues and empirical methods in the
philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of aesthetics, as well as in
linguistics, art history, literature and film.

Confirmed speakers include:
Gregory Currie
James E. Cutting
David Freedberg
Raymond W. Gibbs
Winfried Menninghaus
Jesse Prinz
Dahlia Zaidel

More information (including the application procedure) can be found on the
ISSAS 2012 website:


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