23.2073, Confs: Linguistics and Literature/UK

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Subject: 23.2073, Confs: Linguistics and Literature/UK

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Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:56:41
From: Michaela Mahlberg [michaela.mahlberg at nottingham.ac.uk]
Subject: Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens & Characterization

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Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens & Characterization 

Date: 10-May-2012 - 10-May-2012 
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom 
Contact: Michaela Mahlberg 
Contact Email: michaela.mahlberg at nottingham.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/events/dickens-symposium.aspx 

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature 

Meeting Description: 

This symposium will illustrate innovative approaches to both Dickens 
Studies and studies of characterization more generally. Scholars from 
both language and literature will present cutting-edge research that 
suggests a mixed methods approach to the study of characterization in 
literary texts and specifically the novels by Charles Dickens. The talks 
will address the concept of character in the framework of cognitive 
poetics, Dickens's characters in the context of popular culture, corpus 
methods and the tool CLiC for literary texts, psycholinguistic methods 
to investigate the reading process and the psychological reality of 
characters, Dickens and book history, and the reading experience in 
the 19th century.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Juliet John, Professor in Victorian Literature, Royal Holloway 
University of London
Professor Peter Stockwell, Professor of Literary Linguistics, University 
of Nottingham
Professor Josephine Guy, Professor of Modern English Literature, 
University of Nottingham
Dr. Kathy Conklin, Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of 
Nottingham
Dr. Michaela Mahlberg, Associate Professor in English Language and 
Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham
Dr. Catherine Smith, Technical Officer, Institute for Textual Scholarship 
and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham
Dr. Simon Preston, RCUK Research Fellow, School of Mathematical 
Sciences, University of Nottingham

Introduction to the Symposium by

Professor Brean Hammond, Professor of Modern English Literature, 
University of Nottingham 

Please note the registration deadline has been extended to May 1, 
2012.

9.30    
Registration

9.40     
Brean Hammond: Introduction to Dickens and Characterization

10.00   
Peter Stockwell: ''Character and Caricature: Cognition and creativity''

10.50   
Juliet John: ''Characterising Popularity: Melodrama, Film and 
Externalised Aesthetics''

11.40   
Coffee

12.00  
 Michaela Mahlberg & Catherine Smith: ''CLiC Dickens - studying 
character with the help of a corpus tool''

12.50   
Lunch

1.30    
Simon Preston & Michaela Mahlberg: ''The suspended quotation from a 
statistical point of view''

2.20   
 Kathy Conklin: ''The eyes as a window to understanding Dickens''

3.10    
Coffee

3.40    
Josephine Guy: Oliver Twist and Book History: Reading Character in 
'Original' Print Contexts

4.30    
Round-up and conclusion

5.00    
Close







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