Cognitive Visions: Poetic Image-Making and the Mind, Oxford, 11-12 January 2016

Cognitive Visions: Poetic Image-Making and the Mind
St. John’s College Oxford, 11-12 January 2016
**** Bursaries and Programme ****
We are pleased to announce that the ‘Cognitive Visions’ conference now has a number of postgraduate bursaries to offer, thanks to the generosity of the Classical Association. Graduate students wishing  to apply for one of these bursaries should write to the organisers directly (do not go through the booking page), with (a) details of their course  and institution, (b) a statement of c. 100 words, explaining how the conference is relevant to their interests, and (c) an estimate for travel and accommodation costs. The deadline for application is 15th of December.
The programme for the conference is now available on the conference website, and is also copied below.

from 10am Registration

10.30 Welcome

10.40 Emily Troscianko (Oxford), ‘Envisioning Cognitive Futures for the Humanities’

11.30 Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh), ‘Vision, Visualization, and Emotional Contagion: Some Conceptual and Methodological Issues’

12.20pm Lunch

1.30 Thomas Habinek (USC), ‘Images of Cremation in Classical Latin Poetry’ 

2.20 Katharine Earnshaw (Oxford), ‘Bodies of Knowledge and Embodied Corpora’ 

3.10 Coffee

3.40 Verity Platt (Cornell), ‘Cheiropoetics: Embodied Cognition and the Ekphrastic Work of the Hand’

Felix Budelmann (Oxford), ‘Visualising the Lyric Present’




9.20am Mark Stokes (Oxford), ‘Constructive Vision: A Neuroscience Perspective’

10.10 Nick Lowe (RHUL), ‘The Dreaming Eye’

11 Coffee

11.30 Roy Gibson (Manchester), ‘Selective Visual Attention in Roman Love Elegy’ 

12.20pm Luuk Huitink (Heidelberg), ‘Internal Audiences in Homer: Psychonarration or Visuality?’


2.10 Laura Swift (Open University), ‘Visualising Performance in Partheneia’ 

3 Barney Taylor (Oxford), ‘Visualising Colour in Simile’ 

3.50 Coffee

4.20 Daryn Lehoux (Queen’s University, Ontario), ‘Knowledge of the Heavenly Causes and the Heavenly Causes of Knowledge in Manilius’

5.10-6 Terence Cave (Oxford), Concluding Thoughts
Fees and Registration:
The cost for delegates will be £35, which will include tea and coffee, and a sandwich lunch on both days. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation. Please note that places may have to be limited due to restrictions on space. To register a place, please visit the booking page here. The deadline for booking is the 18th of December 2015, or until the places are filled.
For any further information, please contact the organisers Katharine Earnshaw ( and Felix Budelmann ( We would be grateful if you could copy us both in to any enquiry.
The organisers would like to thank the generosity of St. John’s College (Oxford), the Craven Fund, the Classical Association and the Fell Fund for making this conference possible.

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