Program

Friday, 4 April – Neskirkja

9:30

REGISTRATION

10:00 Jörgen Pind Sympathetic understanding: A forgotten chapter in the history of empathy (pdf)
10:30 Hulda Thórisdóttir Empathy and political attitudes: The role of reading
11:00 Marion Müller Visual empathy (pdf)
11:30 Janet Rha Read it and weep: Using first-person narrative voice to promote empathy with historical victims (pdf)
12:00

Lunch

13:30 Dirk Geeraerts, Keynote speaker Semantic interpretation and 2nd order empathy (pdf)
14:30 Gitte Kristiansen The construal of empathy in language: Strategies at the level of speech sounds (pdf)
15:00 Marie-Christine Klös & Britta London Emotions are universal – the language of emotions as well? (pdf)
15:30

Coffee

16:00 Sif Ríkharðsdóttir Empathy, emotion, and the medieval text (pdf)
16:30 Úlfar Bragason Úlfar Bragason Empathy as the origin of Íslendinga saga by Sturla Þórðarson (pdf)

 Saturday, 5 April – Árnagarður 201

10:00 Elsi Kaiser Effects of text genre on perspective‐taking and free indirect discourse: Implications for understanding empathy (pdf)
10:30 Florian Haas & Olga Rudolf The role of empathy in the distribution of human impersonal pronouns (pdf)
11:00 Elizabeth Riddle NP form and disempathic reference in English and French novels (pdf)
11:30 Ása Bryndís Gunnarsdóttir,  Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson & Thórhallur Eythórsson Gender neutrality and unempathic style (pdf)
12:00

Lunch

13:30 Suzanne Keen, Keynote speaker Narrative empathy: What’s known and what’s still to be discovered (pdf)
14:30 Martina Kaufman Does the style of thinking play a role in empathy? An experimental investigation (pdf)
15:00 Massimo Salgaro Measuring empathy in literary reading through off-line and on-line methods (pdf)
15:30

Coffee

16:00 David Kidd How reading literary fiction affects theory of mind processes (pdf)
16:30 Bergljót Soffía Kristjánsdóttir Empathy and the reception of Icelandic medieval sagas

Sunday, 6 April – Árnagarður 201

10:30 Louise Nuttall Attributing minds to vampires (pdf)
11:00 Anna Lindhé “A man falling into dark water”: The paradox of narrative empathy in George Eliot’s Silas Marner (pdf)
11:30 Doreen Triebel Reconsidering narrative empathy: Literature and moral improvement (pdf)
12:00

Lunch

13:30 Sara Whiteley Fluctuating empathy in Never Let Me Go (pdf)
14:00 Agnes Marszalek Who are we laughing with? Empathy and the experience of narrative humour (pdf)
14:30 Joanna Gavins Inside The Outsider (pdf)