Society for Cognitive Science and Philosophy is very pleased to announce the talk of Wei-Iun Lu and Svitlana Shurma in Brno. Wei-Iun and Svitlana will present the topic of Contrastive Cognitive Poetics: From Theory to Method.

The talk will take place on November 29th, 2016 at 17:30 at FF MU.

The attendance is free. The talk is funded by the Faculty of Arts.

Update on the lecture room  and other news will be posted to the Facebook event.


In this talk, I address how the application of cognitive linguistics may help in analyzing the poetic effect of literary texts, the so-called cognitive poetics. On top of that, I introduce the use of parallel texts as a method for comparing poetic effects across languages, when humans try to express the same content in different languages.