Vortrag: Elin McCready (01.02.2023)

Im Rahmen des Oberseminars Computerlinguistik findet am 1.2.2023 ein Vortrag statt, zu dem wir herzlich einladen möchten.


Prof. Dr. Elin McCready Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo / Leibniz-Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS Berlin)

Mittwoch, 01.02.2022, 16:15-17:45 Uhr

Bismarckstr. 1a, Großer Hörsaal (00.014) / hybrid via Zoom on request


“Interpreting, Aesthetically”


This talk considers the interpretation of literary texts. Semantic work on literature has concentrated on how text-internal mechanisms work to construct fictional worlds, an application of tools used for truth-conducive communication more generally. But little attention has been given to the effects and aims of literary texts: the way in which they affect readers and how this interfaces with literary interpretation. I propose a framework which understands such texts in terms of the responses they produce and the kinds of symbolic structures that can be derived from them, then turning to questions of trust and sincerity in literary production and interpretation.

(Please contact us at info@linguistik.uni-erlangen.de if you would like to attend via Zoom.)