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LINGUIST List 23.4623

Mon Nov 05 2012

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Ling & Lit, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Nov-2012
From: Meike Pentrel <mpentreluos.de>
Subject: Cognition and Poetics 2012
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Full Title: Cognition and Poetics 2012
Short Title: CaP-12

Date: 25-Apr-2013 - 27-Apr-2013
Location: Osnabrueck, Germany
Contact Person: Alexander Bergs
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.blogs.uos.de/cap12

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2012

Meeting Description:

CaP-12: Cognition and Poetics
International Conference 25-27 April 2013
Universität Osnabrück, Germany

Over the past 30 years we have seen a growing body of research devoted to the cognitive underpinnings of literature and the arts in general, especially with regard to the linguistics of literature. This first international conference on cognition and poetics (CaP) aims at bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, literature, culture, aesthetics, semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, philosophy, history, and psychology in order to illuminate the possibilities (and limitations) of taking a fresh look at literature and other poetic artifacts (such as film, music, art, drama) from a cognitive perspective. On the one hand, we need to take stock of what has already been done in this field over the past 30 years or more, on the other hand, some ideas and methods will have to be critically evaluated in the light of new research, and there are also many new pathways to be discovered and developed. In particular, a cognitive approach to literature raises questions about the basic nature of aesthetic experience and whether there are specific constraints and features (differentia specifica, as Jakobson termed them) that characterize the individual art forms, their production, and their reception.

Eventually, we hope to arrive at a fruitful collaboration and symbiosis between the different disciplines.

The conference will take place from the 25-27 April 2013 at the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Osnabrück, Germany.

Invited plenary speakers include:

Mark Bruhn (Regis University, Denver)
Wallace Chafe (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Suzanne Nalbantian (Long Island University, New York)

In addition, the conference will also host a roundtable discussion on 'Cognition and Poetics: Past, Present, Future'. Discussants are: Reuven Tsur, Margaret Freeman, Patrick Colm Hogan, Raymond Gibbs, Gerhard Lauer, Ralph Müller, Alan Palmer, Frank Kelleter, and Mark Turner.

The conference is part of the UOS Research Cluster on Cognition and Poetics.

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline for submission of 250-word abstracts is November 30, 2012. The Research Cluster on Cognition and Poetics offers fifteen grants covering conference fee and accommodation for the best student/graduate/post-graduate abstracts.

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Please see http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/cap12 for more details.

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