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Daniela Francesca Virdis

Language in Place: Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment

Conference and Book Launch
16 - 17 settembre 2021

CONFERENCE AND BOOK LAUNCH

LANGUAGE IN PLACE

STYLISTIC PERSPECTIVES ON LANDSCAPE, PLACE AND ENVIRONMENT

Editors: Daniela Francesca Virdis, Elisabetta Zurru and Ernestine Lahey

“Linguistic Approaches to Literature” Volume 37, Series Editors: Sonia Zyngier and Joanna Gavins

John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021

https://benjamins.com/catalog/lal.37

The contributions in this collection offer a wide range of stylistic perspectives on landscape, place and environment, by focusing on a variety of text-types ranging from poetry, the Bible, fictional and non-fictional prose, to newspaper articles, condo names, online texts and exhibitions. Employing both established and cutting-edge methodologies from, among others, corpus linguistics, metaphor studies, Text World Theory and ecostylistics, the eleven chapters in the volume provide an overview of how landscape, place and environment are encoded and can be investigated in literary and non-literary discourse. The studies collected here stand as evidence of the possibility of, and the need for, a “stylistics of landscape”, which emphasises how represented spaces are made manifest linguistically; a “stylistics of place”, which focuses on the discursive and affective qualities of those represented spaces; and a “stylistics of environment”, which reiterates the urgency for environmentally-responsible humanities, able to support a change in the anthropocentric narrative which poses humans as the most important variable in the human-animal and human-environment relationships.

 

CONFERENCE AND BOOK LAUNCH PROGRAMME

Under the auspices of John Benjamins Publishing Company, Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA), Italian Association of English Studies (AIA), Interuniversity Research Centre for Argumentation, Pragmatics and Stylistics (ARGO) and the Department of Humanities, Languages and Heritage of the University of Cagliari

The event will be held on MS Teams.

All those interested are most welcome to join us at https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ae2ba3840583a46ccaa684d31ebda3900%40thread.tacv2/1622135695825?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%226bfa74cc-fe34-4d57-97d3-97fd6e0edee1%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ac8f04c0-d8eb-4560-b46f-665cc3311a38%22%7d. No registration required.

DAY 1: THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2021

(All times are in Rome time / CEST)

SESSION 1

Chair: Daniela Francesca Virdis

14.30 – 15.00

Sonia Zyngier and Joanna Gavins

Introduction to the conference and book launch

15.00 – 15.30

Andrew Goatly

Thematic adverbial adjuncts of place and direction and their relationship to conceptual metaphor in A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad

15.30 – 15.45

BREAK

SESSION 2

Chair: Elisabetta Zurru

15.45 – 16.15

Ernestine Lahey

Death by nature in two poems by Alden Nowlan

16.15 – 16.45

Daniela Francesca Virdis

“She enjoys being stroked”, “They are affectionate, lively and interactive boys”: An ecostylistic scrutiny of animal agency and alternative discourse in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home website

16.45 – 17.15

Karin Christina Ryding

The Arabic of Dune: Language and landscape

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

(All times are in Rome time / CEST)

SESSION 3

Chair: Ernestine Lahey

10.00 – 10.30

Peter K. W. Tan

Naming as styling: Inauthenticity in building names in Singapore

10.30 – 11.00

Karolien Vermeulen

Urban metaphors: Conceptual and literary depictions of cities in the Bible

11.00 – 11.15

BREAK

SESSION 4

Chair: Eleonora Fois

11.15 – 11.45

Elisabetta Zurru

“Your planet needs you”: An ecostylistic analysis of an ecology-oriented interactive exhibition

11.45 – 12.15

Linda Pillière

London past and present: The Museum of London’s multi-faceted presentation of the city

12.15 – 12.30

Conclusions

 

Scientific committee

Sonia Zyngier

Joanna Gavins

Daniela Francesca Virdis

Elisabetta Zurru

Ernestine Lahey

Esther Roth

Organising committee

Eleonora Fois

(eleonora.fois@unica.it)

Allegati

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