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Cognitive approaches to classical literature
Workshop, Institute of Classical Studies (London), 20 February 2016
 
This free event is being run for graduate students, with the aim of introducing and discussing various cognitive approaches and their potential application to classical (predominantly verse) texts. The sessions will run from 11am till around 4pm, and will include the following:
. An introduction.
. Sessions on a selection of cognitive approaches (probably embodiment, enactivism, cognitive approaches to metaphor, Theory of Mind). These will at least in part be ‘hands on’, with a focus on sample texts.
. Brief sessions on bibliography and publishing in this area.
. Depending on numbers and interests, we hope that there will be the opportunity for participants who already work in this field to talk briefly about their work.
We will finalise the detail of the programme once we know numbers, and will then circulate it among participants.
Please could anybody wishing to book a place reply to this email by 15 December (felix.budelmann@magd.ox.ac.uk). Please include in your reply an indication of your experience (not required) and interests in this area. While the workshop is aimed at graduate students, early career researchers with little prior experience in this field are welcome too; but if numbers exceed the capacity of the room we will need to give preference to students. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Felix Budelmann
Douglas Cairns
Katharine Earnshaw