CFP: Style and Response: Minds, Media, Methods

The CFP for an upcoming conference, Style and Response: Minds, Media, Methods, has been extended until Friday 27th May 2016.

Style and Response aims to share and debate reader-response methods and thus investigate how real readers, players, audiences, and viewers respond to, experience, and interpret texts. In particular, this interdisciplinary symposium will focus on topics such as: the style in which readers respond to a variety of narrative forms (e.g. fiction, poetry, theatre, digital narratives, computer games, film and TV, news broadcasts, political discourse, and other non-fiction including health publications); the methods that we can use to capture and analyse those responses; the ways in which those responses can be used in the analyses of texts across a variety of media.


The conference will take place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) with the following keynote speakers:


Dr. Ranjana Das, University of Leicester.

Prof. Melanie Green, University of Buffalo.

Dr. David Peplow, Sheffield Hallam University and Dr. Sara Whiteley, University of Sheffield.

Dr. Bronwen Thomas, Bournemouth University.

For more information about the conference including how to submit an abstract, please visit the conference website:

Style and Response: Minds, Media, Methods is hosted by the Stylistics Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University and sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University’s Humanities Research Centre and the international Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).