ACCELS - Lecture Series

Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00am

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This lecture series will explore the range of options of empirical approaches to literature, and discuss the chances provided by, as well as the challenges inherent in, the methods of empirical studies in the humanities. An international line-up of experts from the fields of (cognitive) literary studies, stylistics, psychology, and linguistics from the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany will present and discuss theoretical approaches, methods, and sample studies.

The lectures will cover a variety of topics of central relevance to cognitive and empirical literary studies, including emotions during reading, perspective taking, experientiality and absorption, mental simulation, variation in language use, and corpus analysis. This lecture series continues the tradition of the ArtCogLit lecture series, and launches the activities of the newly founded Aachen Center for Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies (ACCELS).

Date Event
11/11/2019 Alison Gibbons: "'Why Do You Insist Alana Is Not Real?': Visitors' Perceptions of the Fictionality of Andi and Lance Olsen's 'There's No Place like Time' Exhibition"
18/11/2019 Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb: "Modeling and Interpreting Variation in Language Use"
25/11/2019 Olivia Da Costa Fialho: Transformative Reading - Changing Insights into Self and Other
02/12/2019 Stella Neumann: "The Language of Literature: What Corpus Analysis Can (and Can't) Tell Us"
09/12/2019 Roel Willems: "Measuring Mental Simulation During Literary Reading​"
16/12/2019 Berenike Hermann: "Computing Beauty. How Computational Stylistics Are Changing Literary Studies"
06/01/2020 Marisa Bortolussi and Peter Dixon: "Chances and Challenges in the Study of Perspective Taking"
13/01/2020 Caroline Kutsch: "What Do Readers Actually Experience? A Qualitative Study on the Dimensions of Experientiality"
20/01/2020 Katalin Bálint: "The Construction of Narrative Absorption Experiences. A Qualitative Interview Study"
27/01/2020 Fotis Jannidis: Digital Literary History – Explorations