MICA 2011

Cognition and Emotion Patterns in Literature

Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts (MICA), July 16-18, 2011

ORGANIZERS:

Margaret H. Freeman. Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts.

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas. University of Murcia & Case Western Reserve University.


PARTICIPANTS:

Alexander Bergs. University of Osnabrück.

Donald Freeman. University of Southern California.

Thalia Goldstein. Yale University.

Sharon Lattig. New Jersey City University.

David Miall. University of Alberta.

Peter Schneck. University of Osnabrück.

Francis F. Steen. University of California Los Angeles.

Reuven Tsur. Tel Aviv University.


Updates & Discussions

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  • Where do we fit? The case of time metaphors Margaret asked in her last post:It seems to me we still haven’t come to terms with where we “fit.” How, for example, do we relate to research in Cognitive Linguistics? to departments of literature? to cognitive science?An example:  Coulson & Pagán Cánovas 2011, Understanding timelines. The conceptualization of time is currently a key topic in linguistics, anthropology, and cognitive science. Literary research helps highlight crucial aspects that linguists and cognitive scientists tend to overlook in the study of metaphors: creative usages expose entrenched patterns by innovating within them; cultural context and communicative goals are crucial to the way patterns are instantiated; the affective component is indispensable to understand conceptualization and expression.
    Posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:22 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • On the place of Cognitive Poetics as a scientific linguistic enterprise FROM MARGARET FREEMAN.With comments from Reuven Tsur, David Miall, Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, and Alex Bergs.As I contemplate Myrifield Symposium 2011, I wonder if we can find some time to discuss strategies for promoting our work as a legitimate scientific linguistic enterprise? I am moved to suggest this discussion by recent events. At a recent workshop in Tübingen, I discovered that the linguistics disciplines (whether Chomskian or cognitive) do not recognize aesthetic disciplines as scientific. I made a direct point in answer to Sigrid Beck (the linguist on the project who has spent time at UMass Linguistics Department) that the term “science” is not restricted to Cartesian/natural science methodology. I’m not sure how much my argument carried ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2011, 6:57 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Reuven Tsur joins MICA 2011 We will have the privilege of having Reuven Tsur with us. This is wonderful news for our MICA 2011 Symposium. We thank Professor Tsur for taking such a long trip to participate in our event.
    Posted May 18, 2011, 3:23 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Heath Lyceum Lecture At our last symposium, the Reuven Tsur Colloquium on Cognitive Poetics and Iconicity, we sponsored the first in what we hope to be a revival of the nineteenth century lyceum movement which brought educational opportunities to communities throughout Massachusetts. Christina Ljungberg (University of Zurich) and Vincent Colapietro (Pennsylvania State University) gave a power point presentation to thirty Heath residents followed by an interactive discussion of two poems by Robert Frost and Anne Sexton. Although Heathans were at first leery of a lecture that might be "above them," the audience was responsive and appreciative, and the event was extremely well received. This year, the Lyceum lecture will be held at the Heath Community Hall on Monday, July 18 from 7:00 ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 10:44 AM by Margaret Freeman
  • Cognitive Patterns in Comparative Literature. ACLA 2011 Symposium Held at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, in Vancouver, April 1-4, 2011.Recently I organized the seminar Cognitive Patterns in Comparative Literature at ACLA 2011, the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, in Vancouver. Our guest speaker was Patrick Colm Hogan. We had 20 participants, 5 sessions, 10 hours in total. Our panel was preceded by a Cognitive Poetics Workshop organized by the graduate group in cognitive poetics at the University of British Columbia.
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 9:19 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Fictional Worlds and Cognitive Science. CogSci 2011 Symposium Cristóbal is leading this panel at CogSci 2011 in Boston, right after our MICA 2011. All are welcome to attend. The speakers are: Richard Gerrig, Thalia Goldstein, Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, Francis Steen, and Vera Tobin.All the details can be found here.Click here to download a two-page description of the symposium on PDF.
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 9:03 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
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