Next RaAM seminar

We are happy to announce that the 6th specialised RaAM seminar will take place at the University of Southern Denmark from 18 - 19 May, 2017, with a pre-seminar workshop on 17 May. The Call for Papers is out! Please use this link to submit your abstract:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=raam2017 The theme of the seminar is Ecological cognition and metaphor. Please visit the Seminar website for additional information. Plenary speakers
  • Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. - University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Agnes Szokolszky - University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Jordan Zlatev - University of Lund, Sweden
Seminar theme: Ecological Cognition and Metaphor The aim of the seminar is to bring forth new insights from cognitive science and bring them into play with studies of metaphor. The basic claim in new approaches to cognition (sometimes labelled 4E-cognition - embodied, enacted, embedded and extended cognition) is that cognition cannot be reserved to individual processes in the head (and body); rather cognition is seen as “a doing”; it is not an underlying process making action possible, it is part of the action itself. Likewise metaphor is not just to be seen as a ‘window into the mind’ but as enacting a special mode of cognition constrained by the environment. In short, an ecological perspective to cognition seeks to explore thought, feeling and action as inter-related dimensions of an agent-environment system.
The goal of the seminar is to relate the newest tendencies within cognitive science to the study of metaphor and other forms of figurative language. In recent years a new way of looking at the notion of cognition is gaining ground, often labelled as 4E-cognition (embodied, enacted, embedded and extended cognition). The basic claim is that cognition cannot be reserved to individual processes in the head (and body) only; rather cognition is seen as “a doing”; it is something we do in our active and explorative sense-making with the bio-social environment. Thus, an ecological turn is on its way within cognitive science that seeks to explore thought, feeling and action as inter-related dimensions of an agent-environment system. Call for Papers Abstracts are invited for paper presentations and posters. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (excluding references). Proposals for themed panels (2-4 papers) should be no more than 400 words. All abstracts have to be submitted via EasyChair. The Call for Papers can be found here Deadline for abstract submission: January, 13th 2016
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection: March 1st, 2017
  • Registration for seminar participation: February – April 2017
Please note that you will have to be a member of the RaAM association in order to attend the seminar. You do not have to be a RaAM member to submit an abstract, but you will need to be a registered and paid-up member in order to complete the conference registration process in spring 2017. Local Organising Committee and Contact Thomas Wiben Jensen, Astrid Jensen, Anders Klitmøller, Anders Hougaard, Cindie Maagaard (University of Southern Denmark), Linda Greve (Aarhus University) Further questions can be addressed to the following email address: raamdenmark@gmail.com