17-19 May, University of Alcalá

Wednesday, May 17

Panel 1: Narralincog research
Venue: Colegio de Málaga, Salón de Actos

9.30-10.00 h.


10.00-11.00 h.

Plenary talk 1

Empirical research on engaging with stories
Raymond Mar, University of York, Canada
Chair: Victoria Pöhls

11.00-11.45 h.

Coffee break

11.45-13.45 h.

Session 1. Chair: María-Ángeles Martínez

Early forms of cognitive mediacy in Henry James’s notebook material
José-Antonio Álvarez-Amorós (University of Alicante)

Echoes of a doppelganger in unreliable narration through the analysis of Lovecraft’s The Tomb.
Estefanía Avilés (Design, Innovation and Technology University, Madrid)

Revealing mind styles: A cognitive-pragmatic approach to Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s utterances in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
María-Teresa Santé (Complutense University of Madrid)

Cognitive narrative thematics: The form of content
Daniel Candel (University of Alcalá)

13.45-16.00 h.


16.00-17.00 h.

Session 2 (in Spanish). Chair: Estefanía Avilés-Mariño

Focalización en el personaje y discursos referidos: Una perspectiva desde la teoría cognitiva y la narratología/Character focalisation and referred discourses: A perspective from cognitive theory and narratology.
Luis Martínez-Falero (Complutense University of Madrid)

Acerca de comprender y desear el final de la trama, en algunas novelas de Javier Marías/On grasping and desiring closure in some of Javier Marías’ novels
Felipe González Alcázar (Complutense University of Madrid)

17.00-18.00 h.

Plenary talk 2

Constellations and networks: Response to literary characters beyond empathy, identification, and perspective-taking – A new approach
Ralf Schneider, RWTH Aachen University
Chair: José-Antonio Álvarez-Amorós

19.00-20.00 h.

Visit: Historical UAH

20.30 h.


Thursday, May 18

Panel 2: Storyworld possible selves research
Venue: Colegio de Málaga, Salón de Actos

9.00-11.00 h.

Session 1. Chair:

A mixed-method approach to the linguistic analysis of SPS nodes and narrative progression using MAXQDA
María-Ángeles Martínez and Paula-Marina Blanco del Pozo (University of Alcalá)

The power of perception: The influence of fictionality on the creation of storyworld possible selves
Melina Ghasseminejad (University of Antwerp)

Making choices in the storyworld: User agency in digital interactive narratives
Victoria Lagrange (Kennesaw State University)

On how fiction activates and transforms the self-concept: Quantifying storyworld possible selves
Cristina Loi, Frank Hakemulder, and Moniek Kuijpers (University of Basel, Digital Humanities Lab Utrecht University)

11.00-11.45 h.

Coffee break

11.45-12.45 h.

Session 2. Chair:

Studying narrative empathy using storyworld possible selves
Fransina Stradling (University of Huddersfield)

Storyworld possible selves and narrative temporality in you-narratives
Denise Wong (Queen Mary University of London)

12.45-13.45 h.

Plenary talk 3

Contingent selves in creative writing
Karin Kukkonen, University of Oslo
Chair: Daniel Candel



16.00-17.30 h.

Session 3. Chair:

A storyworld possible selves approach to analyzing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) narratives
Abeer Hakami (Complutense University of Madrid)

Self-schemas and possible selves in narratives: A comparison between Chinese and Spanish readers´ interpreting “frog goes to dinner”
Lin Shao (Universitát de Barcelona)

From the (web)page to the scale: Narrative identities as projections of anorexia
Rocío Riestra-Camacho (Universidad de Oviedo)


Coffee break

18.00-19.00 h.

Session 4. Chair:

Exploring storyworld possible selves with pre-service teachers: Effects on reading attitudes and planned practices
Shannon Tovey (Kennesaw State University)

An empirical study of fictional abuse narrative and pro-social reader outcomes within the framework of storyworld possible selves
Victoria Pöhls, Ailise Bulfin, and María-Ángeles Martínez (TU Darmstadt, University College Dublin, University of Alcalá)


Panel 2 Discussion

Friday, May 19

SPS Workshop (María-Ángeles Martínez)
Venue: Colegio de Caracciolos, Aula 1


SPS Workshop Part 1:
From language to narrative and literary hypotheses


Coffee break


SPS Workshop Part 2:
From hypotheses to reader response research



Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (MICINN) and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Comisión de Extensión y Publicaciones Departamento de Filología Moderna. Universidad de Alcalá