[Corpora-List] Registration deadline 20 April 2012

Michaela Mahlberg Michaela.Mahlberg at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Apr 13 17:33:35 CEST 2012

Dear all, Please see below for details, including programme, for a symposium that might be of interest to those of you who work with corpora across disciplines. All good wishes Michaela

******** Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens and Characterization A symposium at the interface of language and literature

May 10th 2012 – University of Nottingham

REGISTRATION DEADLINE 20 April http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/events/dickens-symposium.aspx

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.


9.30 Registration

9.40 Introduction toDickens and Characterization by Brean Hammond 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 – a psycholinguistic perspective”

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


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

Registration fee:

* 20 (this covers lunch and coffee breaks)

* 10 (for students)

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