|Event Date/Time: May 27, 2011||End Date/Time: May 28, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2011|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2011|
Such an approach, in turn, gives rise to other important questions, such as that of the relationship between aesthetics and creation, that is to say, the idea of art conceived as a cognitive activity. Stephen, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, apprehends any aesthetic relationship as a cognitive experience grounded on Aquinas's categories (integritas, consonantia, claritas), according to which the epiphany becomes the last cognitive stage in the artistic process.
Furthermore, another topic which will come under study will be the relationship between fiction and cognition. If Joyce's oeuvre can be defined as a full-fledged cognitive construct, the reader's relationship to the text also falls within the province of cognition: what cognitive skills and what chain of mental operations do both the writing and the reading of Joyce's text require?
Within the frame of this dialogue between cognitive sciences and literature, trans-disciplinary approaches will be encouraged, and papers belonging to the fields of linguistics (especially cognitive linguistics), philosophy and comparative literature will all be welcomed.