In Our Image: The Remaking of Esther in Every Age
Public lecture by Laura Suzanne Lieber (Duke University) during the conference “Characters in Mind: The Migration of Characters in Ancient Jewish, Ancient Christian & Greco-Roman Literature and Art” at the University of Bonn (Germany), 8–10 February, 2023.
Cognition, Prepositions, and Point of View: Interview with Rachel & Mike Aubrey
Rachel and Mike Aubrey, with SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) International, talk about their translation work and research on prepositions and point of view in cognitive perspective.
Cognition, Grammar, and Reading Ancient Narratives: An Interview with Steve Runge
Stephen E. Runge, author of Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis (Hendrickson, 2010), talks about how cognitive linguistics as applied to grammar can help explain how humans process ancient narratives.
Cognition and Point of View: An Interview with Eve Sweetser
Linguist Eve Sweetser (University of California, Berkeley) gives key points from her Society of Biblical Literature (2022) presentation about how cognitive science aids our understanding of point of view in ancient narrative texts.
Cognition and Ancient Characters
A conversation with Koen De Temmerman (Ghent) and Evert van Emde Boas (Aarhus) discussing cognition and ancient characters and their 2018 volume, Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature (Brill).
Blending in Diegesis: Public Lecture by Mark Turner
Mark Turner, Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, reviews aspects of conceptual blending that are consciously and explicitly put onstage during diegesis (‘narrative’ and narration). He makes the case that advanced blending is a basic mental operation for human beings, and it is constant. There would be no diegesis of any kind without it.
Blending in Diegesis: Workshop Highlights with Mark Turner
Mark Turner, Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western University, gave a workshop on September 7, 2002, as an extension of his Public Lecture on ‘Blending and Diegesis’ at the University of St Andrews. In this ‘master class’, students and faculty posed questions that connected cognitive science and blending theory to their own research.
Prior to our first livestreaming event with Mark Turner, the SBL International Meeting in Salzburg (July 17–21) provided us with the opportunity to engage with members of our Advisory Board as well as junior scholars in a seminar sponsored by the local planning committee.
Why I Use Cognitive Science to Read Narratives?
Victoria Pöhls, Koen de Temmerman and Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen on why they use cognitive science to read narratives?
Why I use Cognitive Linguistics to understand Religious Enmity and Social Identity
Chris Porter on why he uses socio-cognitive science to read biblical narratives.