Reading Group

LCE organises a regular reading group, where we discuss recent contributions to cognitive literary study, new developments in psychology and philosophy, and their relationship to the theory and practice of literary study.

We welcome new participants. Contact Karin Kukkonen to join the reading group.

2020 Reading Group Sessions

Reading Group on the book manuscript With Bodies

Time: June 17, 2020 3:00 PM

LCE will discuss embodied cognition and narratology through a chapter from Marco Caracciolo and Karin Kukkonen's book "With Bodies: Narrative Theory and Embodied Cognition". 

Reading Group on Lev Vygotsky’s Psychology of Art

Time: May 20, 2020 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

The reading group continues its discussion of Lev Vygotsky’s criticism of the ground-breaking article “Art as Technique” by the Russian formalist Viktor Shklovsky.

Reading Group with Alan Fiske

Time: May 12, 2020 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Alan Fiske, Professor of Anthropology at the UCLA, visits the LCE reading group.

Alan Fiske is interested in how humans coordinate often cooperative, complex, culturally and historically varying systems of social relations. His current research focuses on the feeling of being moved or touched (what is referred to as Kama Muta)

Reading Group on Lev Vygotsky’s Psychology of Art

Time: May 6, 2020 3:15 PM–4:00 PM

On 6 May, the LCE reading group had a second meeting on Lev Vygotsky to discuss a chapter from Psychology of Art.

CANCELLED: Reading Group with Stefan Collini 

Time: May 6, 2020

On 5 May, the reading group is visited by the speaker of the LCE Annual Lecture; Stefan Collini..

Reading Group on Lev Vygotsky’s Thought and Language

Time: Apr. 22, 2020 3:15 PM–4:00 PM

On 22 April, the LCE reading group discuss a chapter from Lev Vygotsky’s Thought and Language.

Reading Group with Angelos Chaniotis 

Time: Feb. 14, 2020 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

The LCE reading group discuss an article by Angelos Chaniotis entitled “Rituals between Norms and Emotions: Rituals as Shared Experience and Memory”.

Reading Group with Stephan Guth

Time: Jan. 24, 2020 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

2019 Reading Group Sessions

Reading Group with the Affective Sciences Group on Lisa Feldman Barrett's How Emotions are Made

Time: Dec. 10, 2019 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group with Tone Selboe

Time: Nov. 19, 2019 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group on Lisa Feldman Barrett's How Emotions are Made

Time: Oct. 30, 2019 12:15 PM–2:00 PM

Reading Group with Barbara Dancygier

Time: Oct. 16, 2019 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

Figuration has attracted much attention in cognitive studies in recent years. However, the focus has been primarily on conceptual metaphor and its cognitive underpinnings. In this talk Dancygier will focus on simile, to describe the role simile plays in the structure of the narrative and in the representation of experience in narrative discourse. To suggest a more general description of simile, she will also refer to data from the contemporary multimodal discourse.

Overall, she will show how and why simile is a figurative tool which plays a special role in the expression of emotions, attitudes, and stances; she will also argue for an interpretation of simile which links it in specific ways to the study of embodied and enactive cognition.

Barbara Dancygier is a Professor of English and Cognitive Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. Her interests focus on cognitive explanations of construction of meaning in language, literature, performance, and visual art. She is especially interested in stance and viewpoint phenomena, especially in narrative discourse and multimodal communication. Also, she has worked extensively on various aspects of figuration, especially on the different viewpoint potential of metaphor, simile, and metonymy.

She authored and co-authored three monographs (such as The Language of Stories) a textbook on Figurative Language (2014) and edited The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. She co-edited five collections of papers and several special issues and published almost fifty book chapters and articles. In 2017-19 she was President of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Reading Group with Jens Brockmeier

Time: Oct. 2, 2019 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Reading Group with Sue Lovell

Time: Sep. 20, 2019 12:15 PM–2:00 PM

Reading Group with Sibylle Baumbach

Time: Sep. 19, 2019 1:15 PM–3:00 PM

Reading group with Johanna Kaakinen

Time: Sep. 11, 2019 1:15 PM–3:00 PM

Reading group with Winfried Menninghaus

Time: Sep. 5, 2019 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Reading group with Merja Polvinen

Time: Aug. 23, 2019 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group with Nicolas Bullot

Time: June 14, 2019 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group with Paul Harris

Time: June 7, 2019 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group on Vera Tobin's Elements of Surprise

Time: Feb. 15, 2019 2:15 PM–4:00 PM

Reading Group on Vera Tobin's Elements of Surprise

Time: Feb. 1, 2019 12:15 PM–2:00 PM

 

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