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Wednesday, 30 December

653. Cognitive Approaches to Literature: Are We Beyond Science Envy Yet?

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon K, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Lisa Zunshine, Univ. of Kentucky

1. “The Casino of Discourse: Theory of Mind in the Light of Dialogism,” Michael Holquist, Yale Univ.

2. “Generating Knowledge from Fiction,” Ellen Spolsky, Bar-Ilan Univ.

3. “Why Did We Evolve a Capacity for Irony?” Blakey Vermeule, Stanford Univ.

4. “Is Personal Identity a Joke?” Lisa Zunshine

For abstracts and selected papers, write to lisa.zunshine@gmail.com after 5 Dec.

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