Literary Semantics: Past, Present, Future?

And that was that. It was a great few days. Thanks to all involved, and here’s to the next one.

There’s a short write-up about the conference as well as a Storify summary of the Tweets and comments on my website: 

Please visit and comment if you have a mind to. 

The 6th conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics (IALS) will take place at the University of Kent, Canterbury, this Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th July 2014.

2014 will mark the 22nd anniversary of the first IALS conference in 1992, which was also held at Eliot College at the University of Kent. Also, in 2014 the University of Kent celebrates its 50th anniversary. In keeping with the spirit of marking milestones, the theme of the conference will be general, and diachronic in orientation. We will be interested in any abstracts that make use of language-based explorations of how literary works get and/or make their meanings, and, particularly, in discussions of potential future directions for work at the language/literature border (for example, within the domain of multimodality).

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Please send all queries to:

Address: Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NX

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