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

Red Hen Lab  for the study of multimodal communication

CREATIME  Time in the Creative Mind

EMOCCC  Emotions: Cognition, Creativity, Culture

Formulaic Creativity  Oral poetic traditions and cognitive science

Intro to my research

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EURIAS fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2017-2018). The Spatial Cognition of Time: Creativity, Culture, Communication.

Excelencia Grant for Fundamental Research, Spanish Ministry of Economy: Multimodal Patterns for the Representation of Time (TimeGest). Co-PI: Inés Olza. See CREATIME.

FBBVA Early Career Award: Cognition, Creativity, and Culture in the verbal representation of emotions (EMOCCC).

IASH fellow at U. Edinburgh, History of Distributed Cognition.

ERC-U.Oxford Fellow at Emotions: The Greek Paradigm

FRIAS Fellowship at U. Freiburg: Cognitive Oral Poetics

Marie Curie IOF (UCSD, CWRU, U.Oxford, U. Murcia): NARLYR

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valenzuela J. Forthcoming. Timelines and multimodal constructions: Facing new challenges. Linguistic Vanguard.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valverde Sánchez, M. ForthcomingInteractions with the Beloved in Greek Literature: Conceptual Blending and Levels of Representation. Trends in Classics.

Piata, A. & Pagán Cánovas, C. ForthcomingPowerful rhyme and sluttish time: A cross-linguistic study of time personification in poetic discourse. Language and Literature.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Piata, A. Forthcoming. The way time goes by: Conceptual integration and the poetics of time. To appear in S. Csábi (ed.) Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2016. Rethinking image schemas: Containment and emotion in Greek poetry. Journal of Literary Semantics 45(2): 117–139. A  RG

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016Formulaic creativity: Oral poetics and cognitive grammarLanguage and Communication 47. 66-74.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016. Introduction: Oral poetics and cognitive science. In C. Pagán Cánovas and M. Antović (eds.) Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science. 1-11. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016Construction grammar and oral formulaic theory. In C. Pagán Cánovas and M. Antović (eds.) Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science. 79-98. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Turner, M. 2016. Generic integration templates for fictive communication. In E. Pascual & S. Sandler (eds.) The Conversation Frame: Forms and Functions of Fictive Interaction. 45-62. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


  • EURIAS fellowship at NIAS  I have been awarded a EURIAS fellowship to work at NIAS Amsterdam from September 2017 to July 2018, on a book and articles connected to the CREATIME project. The Netherlands ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2016, 12:57 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • The spatialization of time: Symposium at ICPS2017, Vienna Title:The Spatialization of Time: Crossing the Boundaries of Modality, Culture, and Literary GenresPresenters:Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA (Chair)Javier Valenzuela, Dept. of English Philology, University of Murcia ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2016, 2:14 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • New journal: Moral Cognition and Communication I am delighted to be a member of the editorial board of Moral Cognition and Communication, edited by Ahmed Abdel-Raheem and Elisabeth Wehling. I wish the journal a long ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 7:21 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science, edited by Mihailo Antović (University of Niš) and Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (University of Navarra). Overview What can oral poetic traditions teach us about language and ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 8:32 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • ICS-UNav MSC IF training program The Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra is looking for the best candidates for the 2016 Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships, the major action for researcher ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 8:27 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • DiscourseNet conference and spring school at UNav The 17th DiscourseNet conference on Critique and reflexivity in discourse will be organised at the University of Navarra in Pamplona (UNAV), Spain between March 16th 2016 to March 18th, 2016 ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2015, 9:49 AM by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
  • International Workshop “Mind, Meaning, and Multimodality” (MMM) (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 Jun 16, 2015, 7:10 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
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