Researcher, 
Institute for Culture and Society
University of Navarra, Discourse Analysis

Researcher, Red Hen Lab for multimodal communication

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities 
University of Edinburgh, HDC, (spring-summer 2015)

https://sites.google.com/site/distributedlittleredhen/
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MMM Conference
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  • International Workshop “Mind, Meaning, and Multimodality” (MMM) http://www.unav.edu/en/web/instituto-cultura-y-sociedad/discurso-publico/mind-meaning-multimodalityPamplona (Spain), University of Navarra May 14-15, 2015  Call on PDF Call for blitz ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2015, 7:01 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Oral Poetics panel at DiscourseNet 15, Belgrade Oral poetic discourse and the construction of culture: Cognitive, literary, and linguistic approaches is the panel I organize at the Discourse-Net conference in Belgrade, Mar 19-21.Here's ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:00 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • My talk at the I Symposium on New Approaches to Discourse, University of Barcelona Dec 12, 2014. Title: "Some cognition is about discourse, but most of it isn't (and this is ok): what Blending Theory can and can't do for discourse analysis ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 6:09 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • I have been awarded a BBVA Foundation scholarship for early-career researchers The FBBVA scholarship is worth 40,000 €, and will fund my project EMOCCC (Cognition, Creativity, and Culture in the Verbal Representation of Emotions), which I will develop from Jan-Dec ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 9:29 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Three forthcoming talks at the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference The titles are:Gesturing the mental timeline: Rethinking mappings and constructions through a multimodal analysis (with Javier Valenzuela)Rethinking image schemas with the developmental story (with Jean Mandler)Generic integration ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:45 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at ICCG8. Composition in performance: Construction grammar and oral formulaic poetry On September 6, 2014 I gave a talk at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar, held at the University of Osnabrück. The presentation was co-authored with Mihailo Antović ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 7:41 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Two talks at CTF'14, University of Düsseldorf On Aug 26 I gave two talks at the conference Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science:The first frames: Schematic integrations, image schemas, and spatial primitives. Abstract ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2014, 9:17 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Rethinking image schemas in the news: How the integration of concepts begins My research with leading developmental psychologist Jean Mandler has been published in the press, including an explanatory video. Mi investigación con la figura internacional de la psicología cognitiva, Jean Mandler ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:30 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Interview in Revista Amigos, University of Navarra A two-page interview in the University of Navarra magazine Amigos, January-March 2014 issue.Cristóbal Pagán: “En este momento tan difícil para la investigación, el ICS me está reconciliando ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 1:55 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Check out the EU publication of NARLYR Results  NARLYR Results in Brief: The Emotional Secrets of Poetry It is the press summary of my Marie Curie project The Narrative Lyric: Conceptual Blending of Spatial Schemata with Emotion in ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2013, 4:53 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at the workshop "Embodied cognition and experiential approaches to communication" International Conference of Linguists, Geneva 21-27, 2013Schematic integrations: Embodiment from the baby to the poet  Mandler & Pagán Cánovas ("On defining image schemas", forthcoming) propose a tripartite division of ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 1:45 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at the workshop "The Study of Emotions in Greek Culture" A. Chaniotis' ERC Advanced Grant, Emotions: The Greek Paradigm. May 17-18, 2013, U. Oxford Cognitive Patterns in Greek Emotion Metaphors    Thinking and talking about emotion is one of the ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:00 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at the CogSci Colloquium of Case Western Reserve May 8, 2013 With Professor Javier Valenzuela, University of Murcia. Timelines in the MindReaders adapt the mental image of an object mentioned in a figurative (spatial) time expression, in ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 1:25 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at the Fondation Hardt, Geneva Conference: Emotions in the Classical World: Methods, Approaches, and directions, May 2-4, 2013 Cognitive Patterns in Greek Emotion Metaphors On how we can integrate research from cognitive science (embodiment ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 1:26 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Talk at the Cognition and Poetics Conference, Osnabrück CAP 2013, April 25-27 The Poetics of the Timeline Blend  This presentation compares the poetic use of the timeline blend (Coulson & Pagán Cánovas in press) in lyric imagery with ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 1:22 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • ORAL POETICS AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE An interdisciplinary conference at The School of Language and Literature at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg, January 24-26, 2013. This is an activity within the ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2013, 6:21 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • ORAL POETICS AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE Interdisciplinary conference at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS)   Deadline for submission of proposals: November 1, 2012 Notification of acceptance/rejection: November 10, 2012 Conference dates: January 24-26 ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2012, 11:29 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • My talk at DGKL 5 with Mihailo Antović At DGKL 5, the Fifth Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Oct 10-12, 2012, professor Antović and I will be giving a presentation that will introduce our FRIAS ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2012, 7:12 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • I have been awarded a scholarship at the Oxford Greek Emotions Project My project Cognitive Patterns in Greek Emotion Metaphors has received a scholarship from the research group The Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm (funded by a European ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2012, 7:04 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • I have been awarded the FRIAS Tandem fellowship In collaboration with Professor Mihailo Antović, from the University of Niš, Serbia. Our project is entitled Towards a Cognitive Oral Poetics: Traditional Epic and Cognitive Linguistics.This project has been ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2012, 6:32 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • IGEL Summer Institute and Conference, Montréal 7-10 July I am invited faculty at the Summer Institute of the Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and the Media, organized by Don Kuiken. The SI includes over 30 researchers ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2012, 6:25 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Conceptual templates and context : metaphor, conceptual integration, and relevance My invited talk at the workshop Meaning and Context (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, June 14), organized by Jocelyn Benoist, Gilles Col and Thierry Poibeau, from the CNRS LaTTiCe laboratory.My ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 10:05 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Workshop “The study of emotions in the Greek world” at Oxford On June 1-2, 2012, I was invited as guest discussant to the workshop The study of emotions in the Greek world, organized by the research group The Social and ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2012, 7:35 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Integrating Relevance Theory and Conceptual Integration Theory My upcoming presentation at EPICS V, the Fifth International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics, at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, March 14-16.Download my ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2012, 5:27 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Workshop. Rethinking Metaphor: Conceptual Integration and Empirical Methods Javier Valenzuela and I are organizing this workshop at the University of Murcia, May 10-12. Our keynote speakers are Mark Turner and David Miall. Our guest speakers are Mihailo ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2012, 5:06 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • New MICA (Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts) website. Home of the  Cognition and Emotion in Literature think tank, organized by Margaret Freeman and me. MICA site:  http://myrifield.org/. Information on the institute's activities and on international ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2011, 12:28 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Navigating the Time-Space Motion Scene: Life-River Blends My presentation at the pre-CogSci 2011 workshop: Perspective and Embodiment.Abstract (PDF version): Navigating the Time-Space Motion Scene: Life-River Blends   Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (cpcanovas@um.es) https ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2011, 2:02 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Timelines: Conceptual Integration, Emotion, and Poetic Effects My presentation at the pre-CogSci 2011 workshop: Computational Models of Spatial Language (CoSLI-2).Abstract (PDF version): Timelines: Conceptual Integration, Emotion, and Poetic Effects Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas1, Seana ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2014, 7:55 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Fictional Worlds and Cognitive Science. My panel at CogSci 2011 With Richard Gerrig (SUNY), Thalia Goldstein (Yale), Francis Steen (UCLA), and Vera Tobin (UCSB) I am leading a panel entitled Fictional Worlds and Cognitive Science, at the CogSci 2011, the ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2011, 6:16 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Cognitive Patterns in Comparative Literature. ACLA Panel website. The website of the ACLA 2011 seminar (Invited speaker: Patrick Colm Hogan) I organized in Vancouver (10 hours, 5 sessions, 21 participants) is now public . Abstracts, speakers' profiles, program, Mike ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2011, 6:45 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • My review of Alan Richardson's The Neural Sublime is out It has appeared in New Books Online (NBOL-19), an online review of new books on English and American literature of the 19th century.You can read it here.
    Posted Jan 26, 2011, 4:14 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • My essay wins the ENSAYA'10 Award for the dissemination of science and the humanities, from the University of La Rioja, Spain. It is entitled "From Babies to Poets: Conceptual Integration, Spatial Cognition, and the Poetry of ...
    Posted May 27, 2011, 4:56 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Towards a Theory of Integrated Emotions: Conceptual Blending and the Construction of Affective Meaning Talk given at CWRU Cogsci Colloquium on Oct 27, 2010. Current theories of emotion picture emotional experience as a complex integration of a variety of components. Different authors emphasize different ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2010, 6:55 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Conceptual Blending and the History of Emotions Comments welcome (cpcanovas@um.es)Presented at at Cogsci 2010. Portland, 11 Aug 2010. Fields Made for Each Other In the history of emotions, Barbara Rosenwein’s (2002) emotional communities ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2010, 4:47 PM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Embodied Emotions and Conceptual Integration in Poetic Imagery Comments welcome (cpcanovas@um.es or bottom of this page)Presented at IGEL 2010. International Society Empirical Study Literature & Media. Utrecht, 7-11 July 2010.  The affective meaning of verbal ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2011, 12:29 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
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Intro to my research

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valenzuela, J. 2014Conceptual mappings and neural reuseFrontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 261.

Mandler, J. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2014. On defining image schemas. Language and Cognition 6:4. 510-532. © Cambridge University Press.


Pagán Cánovas, C. & Jensen, M. 2013. Anchoring Time-Space Mappings and their Emotions: The Timeline Blend in Poetic Metaphors. Language and Literature 22:1. 45-59.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Teuscher, U. 2013 Much more than Money:Conceptual Integration and the Materialization of Time in Michael Ende’s Momo and the Social SciencesPragmatics and Cognition 20:3. 546-569.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2011. The Genesis of the Arrows of Love: Diachronic Conceptual Integration in Greek Mythology. American Journal of Philology 132:4. 553-579.

Coulson, S. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2013. Understanding Timelines: Conceptual Metaphor and Conceptual Integration. Journal of Cognitive Semiotics 5(1-2). 198-219.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2010. Erotic Emissions in Greek Poetry: A Generic Integration Network. Journal of Cognitive Semiotics 6. 7-32.

cpaganc@unav.es



  • A. Maier Award for Mark Turner

    A. Maier Award for Angelos Chaniotis

    FBBVA grantLanguage of Emotions

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  • Conceptual mappings and neural reuse How do we bridge the gap between the study of the mind and the study of the brain? One of the most promising matches between neuroscience and cognitive science is the connection between neural reuse and conceptual mappings. Through evolution and development, brain areas form new connections that lead to new functions. Concepts are projected and integrated, giving rise to novel meanings. Can we find substantial parallels between these two areas of research? Can correspondances between conceptual mappings and neural reuse lead to an integrated theory of meaning construction in the mind-brain?Full paperFrom over thirty years of conceptual mappings research emerges a picture of the conceptual system as a set of habits for projecting information from one ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2015, 1:28 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Rethinking image schemas with the developmental story How does the human mind build the first concepts? The key to early processes of concept formation is spatial cognition. The newborn is ready to attend to motion events and other basic spatial relations, and to create what Lakoff, Johnson and others have termed image schemas, sets of organized spatial knowledge, which are then used as the basis for more complex conceptualizations. The other key is integration: How do infants integrate schemas with non-spatial information? When does this process begin? And crucially, to what extent do these early habits influence meaning construction later in life?We propose three kinds of cognitive structure that have not been differentiated in the psychological and cognitive linguistic literatures. They are spatial primitives, image ...
    Posted May 29, 2014, 12:52 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Anchoring time-space mappings and their emotions: The timeline blend in poetic metaphors Expressions of time often involve motion along a path. In such representations, time units can move with respect to an observer (1), vice versa (2), or else the motion can be observed from an external viewpoint (3): (1) Winter is coming. (2) We are approaching April. (3) The lecture will be followed by a reception.TIME IS SPACE, as described by Conceptual Metaphor Theory, has become a classic set of conceptual mappings in metaphor research within cognitive linguistics. Conceptual Integration theorists have recently revised the TIME IS SPACE conceptual metaphor, and proposed a more complex structure of mappings. The result of that network of mappings is a particular event of motion through space, conditioned by its goal to represent time ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2013, 8:08 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Much more than money: Conceptual integration and the materialization of time How do we conceptualize time as something material that we can count, measure, even buy and sell? How widespread are the cognitive recipes for thinking about time as something tangible? How do they work? How are they exploited by literature, for creating powerful aesthetic and affective meanings? Are the same conceptual templates also used by the Social Sciences that study time concepts and the role of time in human thought?Time metaphors have long been a central topic in cognitive linguistics. In recent research with Ursina Teuscher, we analyzed patterns of conceptual mappings shared by Michael Ende’s children's novel about time, the best-seller Momo. There we found a bank of time, an organized mafia of men ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2013, 4:08 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Cognitive patterns in Greek poetic metaphors of emotion: A diachronic approach Poetic imagery systematically integrates archetypical emotion scenes with schematic narratives grounded on spatial cognition. These conceptual templates underlie a wide variety of poetic metaphors. For example, an erotic emission coming from the body or from a superior force (as in the arrows of love, or a light or scent from the beloved) has been repeatedly used to conceptualize love causation in literature, everyday language, or rituals, from Antiquity to the twentieth century.To analyze these emotion discourses, we need both a historical and a cognitive perspective. Studies of the language of emotions often incur in Anglocentrism and neglect cultural diachrony in their search for universal patterns. This paper introduces a more complex cognitive model for the study of productive recipes ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2013, 12:48 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
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