The 2018 NordMetrik conference: Metrics and versification in poetry and song

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    The 2018 NordMetrik conference: Metrics and versification in poetry and song

    Following a successful conference in Helsinki in May 2016, we now invite you to Stockholm for the next installment of the NordMetrik conference series. The conference will be co-organised by Stockholm University and the Swedish Academy.

    Metrics and versification constitute a natural meeting point for several disciplines including linguistics, literary studies, musicology, cognitive poetics, philology, linguistic anthropology, folklore, aesthetics, and more.

    When? 13–15 September 2018. It starts on the 13th at 13.00, and ends on the 15th at 15.00.
    Where? Stockholm University, Sweden

    Keynote speakers

    • Romain Benini, UFR de Langue Française, Université Paris-Sorbonne
    • Patrik Bye, Fakultet for lærerutdanning, kunst- og kulturfag, Nord universitet, Bodø
    • François Dell, Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale, CNRS Paris
    • Sissel Furuseth, Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier, Universitetet i Oslo
    • Myfany Turpin, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney

    Paper and topics

    We invite talks on any topic pertaining to some aspect of the general theme of the conference, including the following:

    • The relationship between meter and phonology
    • Textsetting, i.e. the alignment of text to music
    • Generative metrics
    • Cognitive poetics
    • The invention and variation of meters in literary poetics
    • Aesthetic effect of meter in poetry or song
    • Typology of meter
    • Cultural and linguistic influence on versification traditions
    • Social and psychological constraints on versification
    • The relationship between structure and performance of poetry and song

    Important dates

    • The deadline for abstracts is 15th April 2018. Read about Papers, topics and posters
    • Decisions regarding acceptance will be sent out by 1st May.
    • Deadline for preliminary registration will be 1st June.
    • Conference dates: 13–15 September 2018. Start on the 13th at 13.00, and ends on the 15th at 15.00.
    • Conference dinner: 14 September. Information will follow.

    Organising Committee

    Welcome to Stockholm in September!

    Tomas Riad, Andrew Cooper, Johanna Einarsson, Giorgio Basciu

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