CALL FOR PAPERS, IGEL Stavanger (NO), July 25-28, 2018


The International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL) invites submissions to the 2018 biennial conference across all areas of the empirical study of literature and media, including but not limited to, cognitive processing of literature, literature/media and culture, neuroscience and literature, literary reception, reading and emotion, historical study of literature, and corpus analysis of literature.


Submissions may be accepted either as spoken presentations or as poster presentations. The format of spoken presentations is 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion.


The review committee requires a summary of the presentation. The summary should be 600-800 words and contain a short introduction, a description of the methods as appropriate, and a brief conclusion. Online submission system opens on Nov. 8, 2017. Acceptance decisions will be communicated to the authors by March 15, 2018.


Submitters must provide the following information for each submission (see online registration for details):


  1. Author information
  2. Co-authors (if any)
  3. Format (poster or paper)
  4. Three to five keywords
  5. A 100-word abstract
  6. Upload/attach summary (600-800 words; as Word or PDF file)


Submitters upload/attach the above-mentioned summary (as Word or PDF file), which should include a title and be no longer than 600-800 words (not including bibliography). Please do NOT include author information in the summary. It should contain a short theoretical introduction/framework, methodological overview (including quantitative or qualitative approach), key findings, and a brief discussion. The summary should be saved using a generic name (e.g. summary.pdf). Proposals that exceed the specified length will not be reviewed. Inquiries about the submission process or the conference should be sent to lesesenteret@uis.no (please put “IGEL” in the subject line).


Outstanding Student Paper Award

IGEL will give an Outstanding Student Paper Award. In order to be considered for this award, the first author must be a graduate student, and the student’s supervisor must send a recommendation to lesesenteret@uis.no describing the student’s contribution to the research project.


Please check http://igel2018.no/ regularly for updates!


EXTENDED DEADLINE: Conference submissions are due February 10, 2018.

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