Literary Linguistics Launch Event

The new Literary Linguistics Research Cluster at the University of Sheffield was launched at a special event on Friday 29th January 2016. The event showcased some of the most recent work of our staff and postgraduate student members through a series of 15-minute ‘Windows on Research’ presentations throughout the afternoon, along with some stimulating discussion. The talks reflected the diversity of our members’ research interests and included a wide range of historical, cognitive, empirical, and corpus-based approaches to an equally broad array of texts and genres:

  • Graham Williams: Sincerity and Affect in Medieval English
  • Matthew Voice: On the Loop: Situating Drone Warfare in a Stylistics of Violence
  • Sara Whiteley: Using Reading Group Talk in Stylistic Analysis
  • Jessica Mason: Fifty Shades of Reader: Booktalk and Identity
  • Jessica Norledge: ‘Kind of Scary How it Doesn’t Explain Anything’: Reading the Ambiguous Text-Worlds of ‘Is This Your Day’
  • Joanna Gavins: Conceptualising Intertextuality in Poetry

The event was attended by over 50 delegates from across the UK and Europe. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to launch our Literary Linguistics Research Cluster in style!

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