IALS conference success for Linguistics and Modern Languages!

Last week, Linguistics and Modern Languages hosted the 7th Conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics (IALS). The conference theme was 'Creation and Innovation'. The event took place over three days and welcomed delegates from 14 countries. In addition to hosting talks by international colleagues, members of staff and PhD students from the department gave papers. These included:

Emma Andrews (PhD student) ‘Life Finds A Way: Audio Description and the Creation of Narrative Meaning’

Matthew Evans (Lecturer in Applied Linguistics) ‘The meaning of ‘feminism’ in an annotated dataset’

Sawsan Hassan (PhD student) ‘The Representation of Religion in the British Press: A Corpus-based Critical Stylistic Analysis’

Mahmood Ibrahim (PhD student) ‘The Construction of the Poet, People and Situation in Bekas’s Poetry: A Critical Stylistics and Cognitive Metaphor Theory’

Francine de Jager (MA student) and Brian Walker (Visiting Lecturer) ‘Huddersfield, Utrecht, Middelburg (HUM) Fiction Corpus: construction and trialling’

Shatha Khuzee (PhD student) ‘Integrating Critical Stylistics and Visual Grammar: a Multimodal Stylistic Approach to the Analysis of Non-Literary Texts’

Louise Nuttall (Lecturer in Stylistics) ‘Not-quite-rightness: Cognitive Grammar and uncanny mind-style in Never Let Me Go’.

The conference plenaries were given by Dr Kieran O'Halloran (King's College London, UK), Prof. Sandrine Sorlin (Aix-Marseille University, France) and Prof. Eva Zettelmann (University of Vienna, Austria). 

The event was a great opportunity to find out about new research and showcase the research being conducted in the department. It also gave us an opportunity to show off Yorkshire's beautiful scenery at the conference dinner and post conference excursion!