Paris Conference 2017: What is Literariness – Full Schedule

Massimo Salgaro (University of Verona) and Paul Sopcak (MacEwan University), in collaboration with the Paris Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA) and the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL), are organizing a conference to be held in Paris on the topic “What is Literariness?”.

David Miall will offer a keynote address, and presenters will include: Mark J. BruhnNigel FabbFrank Hakemulder, Arthur M. JacobsGerhard LauerWinfried MenninghausYeshayahu Shen, and Willie van Peer.

The meeting will be held at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (located in the heart of Paris); and the dates are set for October 10-13, 2017.

You can find the schedule listed below,  and you can hover over authors’ names to find a short bio.

You can download the abstracts (and bios) for  presentations here.

You can download the abstracts (and bios) for poster presentations here.


Day Time Presenter/Theme
Tue, Oct.11 6:00-6:10 PM Opening Address


 6:10-6:50 Willie van Peer & Anna Chesnokova:

The invisible net

 6:50-7:30 Frank Hakemulder: Conceptualizing foregrounding: An interdisciplinary research program
  Wed, Oct. 11 Empirical studies of foregrounding
9:00-10:30 AM Keynote Speaker:

David Miall

The experience of literariness

10:45-11:25 AM David Hanauer: Intermediate states of literariness: Criticality and literariness in the factual (ethnographic) poem and the fictional prose paragraph
11:30-12:10 PM Anne Mangen, Anežka Kuzmičová, Jana Lüdtke, Lilla Magyari, & Arthur M. Jacobs: Narrative styles and mental imagery
12:10-2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00-2:40 PM Stefan Blohm & Christine A. Knoop: Literarinesses: A bag of three-sided coins
2:45-3:30 PM Moniek M. Kuijpers & Frank Hakemulder: Rereading and literariness
3:30-4:00 PM Plenary for Open Discussion
[4:15 IGEL Meeting]
Thurs, Oct 12 Cognitive and neurocognitive studies of response to style
9:15-9:55 AM Arthur M. Jacobs: Reader responses to style in poetry: A neurocognitive poetics perspective
10:00-10:40 AM Yeshayahu Shen: Structural invariance in poetic synaesthetic metaphors
10:45-11:25 AM Winfried Menninghaus: Poetic speech melody: A crucial link between music and language
11:30-12:10 PM Manon Jones: Neurocognitive responses to prosody
12:10-2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00-2:40 PM Roel M. Willems: Measuring eye movements to understand the processing of literariness
2:45-3:30 PM Kathy Conklin & Josephine Guy: Empirical studies of literariness: Understanding the value of authorial revision
3:30-4:00 PM Plenary for Open Discussion
4:15-5:15 PM Poster Presentations & French Aperitif
Fri, Oct. 13 Evolving research perspectives
9:15-9:55 AM Yehong Zhang: Literariness in cross-cultural poem reading
10:00-10:40 AM Caroline Kutsch, Julia Vaeßen & Sven Strasen: T-REX: Triggers of reader emotion and experientiality
10:45-11:25 AM Nigel Fabb: Epiphany as elaborated surprise, and the literary techniques which produce it
11:30-12:10 PM Don Kuiken: Living Metaphor as the Site of Bidirectional Literary Engagement
12:10-2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00-2:40 PM Mark J. Bruhn: The Proof in the Pudding: On the Empirical Values of Literary Interpretation
2:45-3:25 PM Gerhard Lauer: How does literariness develop? An ontogenetic approach
3:30-4:00 PM Massimo Salgaro: Closing Discussion