Szilvia Csábi received her doctorate in cognitive linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, where she focused on applying conceptual metaphor, metonymy and blending theory to cultural similarities and differences in conceptualization. Her interests also include textual analyses, especially from a cognitive linguistic point of view. She has co-authored three edited volumes and published several articles in these fields. For 15 years, she worked in Budapest at the Publisher of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Wolters Kluwer as managing editor of mono- and bilingual dictionaries. Currently, she works as a linguist in private industry in California.
Zoltán Kövecses is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. His main research interests include the theory of metaphor and metonymy, the conceptualization of emotions, the relationship between c
Marco Caracciolo is a post-doctoral researcher at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany. Before coming to Freiburg, he has held fellowships in Bologna, Hamburg, and Groningen. He is mainly interested in phenomenological approaches to literature and cognitive narrative theory. His work has been published in journals such as Poetics Today, Narrative, Modern Fiction Studies, and Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. He is the author of The Experientiality of Narrative: An Enactivist Approach (De Gruyter, 2014) and of A Passion for Specificity: Confronting Inner Experience in Literature and Science (with psychologist Russ Hurlburt; Ohio State University Press, 2016).
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests focus on embodied cognition, pragmatics and figurative language. He is the author of several books, including The Poetics of Mind: Figurative Thought, Language and Understanding (1994), Intentions in the Experience of Meaning (1999), Embodiment and Cognitive Science (2006), Metaphor Wars: Conceptual Metaphor in Human Life, and (with Herbert L. Colston) Interpreting Figurative Meaning (2012), all published by Cambridge University Press. He is also editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and editor of the journal Metaphor and Symbol (Taylor and Francis).
Lacey Okonski holds a PhD in cognitive psychology. She is currently a research associate at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, metaphor and dance, and her work has been featured in various publications such as Metaphor and the Social World, The American Journal of Psychology, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, and Textus. Her dissertation work, titled "Diving into the Wreck: Embodied Experience in the Interpretation of Allegory," explores a cognitive perspective on the interpretation of an allegorical poem authored by Adrienne Rich.
Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas is a researcher at the Discourse Analysis Group of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra, and a member of the Red Hen Lab for research into multimodal communication. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, with an FBBVA award for early career researchers, at the Classics Faculty of the University of Oxford, within an ERC Advanced Grant project, and at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. He was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Universities of California San Diego, Case Western Reserve, and Murcia.
Anna Piata is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva with a Swiss Government Excellence Fellowship. She holds a BA in Greek Philology (University of Athens), an MPhil in Linguistics (University of Cambridge) and a PhD in Linguistics (University of Athens). Her research focuses on the conceptualization of time as manifested in metaphorical expressions and with a particular focus on poetic discourse. She has presented her work in international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.
Mark J. Bruhn is Professor of English at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He is co-editor, with Donald R. Wehrs, of Cognition, Literature, and History (Routledge, 2014), and guest editor of a special double-issue of Poetics Today on "Exchange Values: Poetics and Cognitive Science" (2011). His work on poetry and cognition has appeared in European Romantic Review, Poetics Today, Studies in Romanticism, and The Wallace Stevens Journal, as well as The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies (2015) and The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth (2015).
Paula Pérez-Sobrino is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham. Together with Professor Jeannette Littlemore, she runs the two-year project EMMA (Exploring Multimodal Metaphor in Advertising, www.multimodalmetaphor.com), with the support of the European Commission. She has recently published her work in Metaphor and Symbol, Journal of Pragmatics, and Text & Talk, and is member of the editorial board of Review of Cognitive Linguistics (John Benjamins) and Open Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter).
Wei-lun Lu is Research Fellow and Language Program Coordinator at the Center for Chinese Studies of Masaryk University. His areas of specialization include cognitive linguistics, cultural linguistics and discourse analysis. His recent publications include "A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Teaching Chinese Spatial Particles: From Contrastive Constructional Analysis to Materials Design" (de Gruyter), "Shifting Viewpoints: How Does That Actually Work Across Languages? An Exercise in Parallel Text Analysis" (de Gruyter), and "Conceptual Autonymy and Dependence in Chinese Lexical Semantic Analysis" (John Benjamins).
Arie Verhagen is Professor of Dutch Linguistics at Leiden University. His areas of specialization include cognitive linguistics, language evolution and stylistics. His recent publications include Viewpoint and the Fabric of Meaning: Form and Use of Viewpoint Tools across Languages and Modalities (de Gruyter), "Grammar and Cooperative Communication" (de Gruyter), and "When Narrative Takes Over: The Representation of Embedded Mindstates in Shakespeare's Othello" (in Language and Literature).
I-wen Su is Professor of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Taiwan University. Her areas of specialization include cognitive pragmatics, discourse analysis, and applied linguistics. She is currently directing the Academic Education Writing Center of the University, founded by her in 2008 to provide regular credited academic writing courses in English as well as in Chinese to the graduate students at NTU. Over the years, she has been involved in projects on Austronesian linguistics, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, as well as projects of Journal Ranking (linguistic journals published in Taiwan) and those that are interdisciplinary in nature. Her publications include books and book chapters on cognitive linguistics, referred research journal papers, and proceedings published in international conferences.
Antonina Harbus is Professor of English and Head of Department at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research on medieval and more recent English literary texts combines linguistic and literary analysis with ideas and methods from cognitive science to explore memory, affect, and literary form and response from multiple transdisciplinary perspectives. Her most recent book is Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry (D. S. Brewer, 2012).
Natalia Igl is an assistant professor at the Chair of Modern German Literature at the University of Bayreuth. She also worked as an assistant professor in the Department of German Linguistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and is especially interested in the intersection of literary studies and linguistics. Her teaching areas include literary/filmic discourse analysis, cognitive narratology, and literary/media semiotics. Her two current research projects deal with the cognitive linguistic foundation of narrative multiperspectivity and intersemiotic/multimodal strategies in historical illustrated magazines. She is also a domain agent for "Text/Image Relations" at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media.
Michael Burke is Professor of Rhetoric at Utrecht University. He is the author of Literary Reading Cognition and Emotion: An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind (Routledge, 2011). He has published on the topic of literary discourse processing, emotion and cognition in numerous journals including Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, PLOS ONE, and The Journal of Literary Semantics.
Esmeralda Bon is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She holds a research MA/MPhil in Communication and Information Studies, and a research MSc/MPhil in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam. She is a BA honors graduate from University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University).
Sonja Zeman is assistant professor of German linguistics at the Department for German Studies at LMU Munich, and deputy professor at University Bamberg. Her research interests comprise cognitive linguistics, semantics and pragmatics of verbal categories, historical linguistics, language change, and philosophy of language and mind. Within the interface of literary and linguistics, she has published on oral poetics in older stages of language, medieval narratology, the interplay of tense and narrativity, and has edited a volume on narrativity and perspectivization. Currently, she is working on the dimensions of perspectivity in language from a cognitive semiotic point of view.
Christian W. Schneider is a lecturer in English and Political Science at the Internationales Studienzentrum (ISZ) of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. An honorary member of the International Gothic Association (IGA), he has written his Ph.D. thesis, "Framing Fear: The Gothic Mode in Graphic Literature," on manifestations of the Gothic in comics and graphic novels. His publications include explorations of narrative perspective in autobiographical comics as well as the socio-political arguments of urban fantasy. His further research interests include spy fiction and cognitive narratology. Furthermore, he is the co-host of a literary podcast, Outside of a Dog.
Michael Pleyer is a lecturer in the Institute for English Studies at the University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz. His Ph.D. project in the Anglistisches Seminar at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg deals with perspectivation in language, cognition and interaction. He is also the general secretary of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA). His work focuses on two research tracks. One concerns the intersection of cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, and evolutionary linguistics. His other research focus is the application of cognitive linguistics and cognitive grammar to multimodal literature. He has presented his research in over 30 talks and has published 19 research papers.
Reuven Tsur is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature and Literary Theory at Tel Aviv University. According to Literary Theory: An Oxford Guide, he is one of the founding fathers of the cognitive approach to literature. In twenty books and many articles he applied his theory of cognitive poetics to rhyme, sound symbolism, poetic rhythm, metaphor, poetry and altered states of consciousness, period style, genre, archetypal patterns, the grotesque, translation theory, the implied critic's decision style, and critical competence, in English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, and Hebrew poetry. He was awarded the Israel Prize, and Doctor Honoris Causa from Osnabrück University.