Information about the MLA Session
on Cognitive Approaches to Genre
Welcome! This page contains links to
the papers that will form the basis of the session on Cognitive
Approaches to Genre that will be held at the MLA Convention in Chicago
on Saturday, December 29, from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. in the Truffles
meeting room at the Hyatt Regency. This session will be chaired by
Michael Sinding; it is sponsored by the Cognitive Approaches to
Literature Discussion Group, the executive committee for which includes
Frederick Aldama, Mary Crane, Liz Hart, David Herman, and Michael
Anyone planning to attend the panel
is encouraged to download these papers and read them in advance, since
the panelists will not be presenting the papers in their entirety
during the session itself. Rather, this will be a roundtable
discussion, in which each person has about 12 minutes to synopsize his
or her main ideas and then put those ideas in dialogue with those of
the other panelists.
Papers will be available in pdf
format by November 15 (or shortly thereafter) by clicking on the titles
listed below. If you have any problems accessing the pdf versions of
the papers after November 15, or any questions about the session
itself, please contact me, David Herman, at herman.145[at]osu.edu.
Saturday, 29 December
461. Cognitive Approaches to Genre
10:15 -11:30 a.m., Truffles, Hyatt
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Cognitive Approaches to
Presiding: Michael Sinding,
University of Giessen
1. "Cognitive Theory and the Enactive
Interpretation of Experimental Poetry," Mark Cantrell, Univ. of
Affect, and the Remake,"
Rebecca Mercedes Gordon, Reed Coll.
3. "Reading the
Neurological Romance: Popular Fiction and Brain Science, 1880 - 1914,"
Anne Meredith Stiles, Washington State Univ., Pullman
4. "Theory of
Mind and the Dramatic Monologue," Aaron S. Worth, Boston Univ.