Sponsored by the University of Nottingham Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) and the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).
Experience is a fundamentally human and personal phenomenon, something that lies at the heart of readingtexts. Stylistics and narratology have laid the foundations for explaining what experiencing a text means, whatthe ‘feel’ of a certain story might be. In so doing, experientiality itself has become a subject of study.
Our 2014 symposium explored the nature of the literary reader. This year, we will develop this theme furtherby examining experientiality and text worlds. Researching what it means when readers experience fictionalworlds will allow us to explore both the essence of experience and of the worlds created by texts more fully.
This symposium will address the models and explorations of what it means to experience texts as well as thefundamental question of what is being experienced. We wish to address questions such as: What does it meanto experience a text? How does a reader access texts? How can texts make a reader feel? What is a text? What are fictional worlds and how do they work? What really happens when we read?
The plenary speaker will be our very own Professor Peter Stockwell.
The Call for Papers is now closed.
21st June 20169.00am- 6.00pm
School of English,University of Nottingham, UK
Free (registration now closed)
The Call for Papers is now closed
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