A creative writing workshop with the title 'Cognitive Poetics in Service of Poetry Writing' will be offered on Friday Oct 16th, 2015, by Alexandra Christakidou (Ph.D. candidate; School of English, Department of Applied and Theoretical Linguistics).
This writing workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows'. For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html.
This workshop is a poetry writing workshop based on the theoretical framework of Cognitive Poetics. Cognitive Poetics is the branch of Cognitive Linguistics specialized In the analysis of literary language. It is also considered to be an interdisciplinary field, since, apart from Cognitive Linguistics it uses theory and findings from other fields, to name a few, psychology, mainly psychology of emotions, neurosciences, cultural theory, metrics. Each poem is a unique communicator of emotions that are produced by the meaning of specific words used in the poem in relation with the context, the internal rhythm of the poem as well as by figurative language. Metaphor, metonymy, simile, metaphtonymy play a central role in creative thought and language used in poetry for the conceptualization and expression of emotions. Moreover contrast, conceptual blending and literary synaesthesia are important processes that are frequently found in poetic language. In this workshop students will learn some important aspects of Cognitive Poetics, they will analyze certain poems based on this knowledge, and then they will proceed with their own poetic experimentations. At the end of the workshop the participating students will be invited to read their own works.
Alexandra Christakidou is a Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive Linguistics at the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has an MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and a BA in English Language and Literature from the same university Institution. Her research deals with Language of Emotions, Cognitive Linguistics and Cognitive Poetics. Her research theme focuses on the conceptual and linguistic strategies for the expression of emotions in poetry. Some main aspects of her current investigation in poetry have to do with conceptual metaphors, metonymies, conceptual blending, synaesthesia, expressivity and contrast. She has presented papers on subjects about Cognitive Poetics and Language of Emotions in international conferences.