Call for Papers: Cognition and Poetics 2013

Alexander Bergs abergs at
Wed Aug 8 18:16:01 UTC 2012


Call for Papers
We invite 20-minute paper submissions for the first international conference on Cognition and Poetics (CaP-12). The conference will take place from the 25-27 April 2013 at the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Osnabrück, Germany.

The conference is part of the UOS Research Cluster on Cognition and Poetics.

The conference will feature up to six plenary talks by leading scholars. In addition, the conference invites proposals for special workshops and themed panels/sessions.

Scholars interested in organizing a workshop or panel/session should outline the topic and rationale of the project (in no more than 400 words), develop a suitable format, and invite participants to the event. Needless to say, all participants will have to register for the main conference.
Please send proposals to cap at by November 30, 2012.

We also invite abstracts for 20-minute papers on topics dealing with cognition and poetics in the broad sense outlined above, including:

	• Cognitive perspectives and cultural history
	• Aesthetics, emotion, affect
	• From sentence to text: linguistic perspectives and the macro level
	• Universals and specifics in cognition and aesthetic experience
	• Creativity and the arts
	• The differentia specifica of the arts
	• Blending
	• Brain versus mind
	• Literature and experience
	• Constructional approaches to language and literature
	• Text types / genres from a cognitive perspective
	• The evolution of the arts
	• Pragmatic perspectives on authors and readers

Please send 250-word abstracts to cap at by 30 November 2012. Abstracts should be sent as anonymized attachments in MS Word format.

You need to specify in your email text:

	• your name,
	• affiliation,
	• email address,
	• title of the talk
Acceptance of papers will be sent out by 31 December 2012.

Graduate students and PhD Candidates are particularly invited to send paper and workshop proposals. We offer fifteen (15) grants for graduate students which cover the conference fee and accommodation. These grants will be awarded for the fifteen best proposals.

For further details about the conference please contact Professor Alexander Bergs (abergs at, Professor Peter Schneck (pschneck at, or Ms Meike Pentrel, who is in charge of organizing the conference (mpentrel at
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Bergs, M.A.
Chair of English Language and Linguistics
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (IfAA)
Fachbereich 7 -Universitaet Osnabrueck
Neuer Graben 40
D-49069 Osnabrueck
Tel: +49 541 969 4255
Tel: +49 541 969 6042 (secy)
Fax: +49 541 969 4738

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