Conference Torino July 21-24, 2014
deadline: Jan 15, 2014
- Literary reading processes (emotion, cognition, personality, etc.);
- The social role of literature and related media (e.g. film, theatre, Internet, multimedia, virtual reality);
- Educational implications of empirical studies of literature and the media;
- Literature and media from an evolutionary perspective;
- Early literary and media socialization;
- Pedagogical and educational aspects of literature and the media;
- The processes of literary and media production, distribution and reception;
- The role of literary and other cultural institutions: past, present and future;
- The empirical study of historical reception and historical readers;
- Digital methods of research on literature and the media (text analysis, corpus studies, hypertext models, etc.).
Proposals should be submitted by January 15th 2014. You can submit your proposal here. A decision on acceptance will be provided by March 10th 2014.
The journals CLCWeb and Versus will devote special issues to our conference. The Journal of Literary Theory is preparing a special issue (Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015) on empirical methods in literary studies.
- Jerôme Bourdon, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Art Greasser, Univ. of Memphis, Memphis, TN, U.S.A.
- Arthur Jacobs, Free University, Berlin, Germany
- Elly Konijn, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands