These are interesting times for the study of formal aspects of verse. On the one hand, many new techniques are being employed to uncover new kinds of data, for instance experimentally, or by use of large corpora. On the other hand, many different kinds of conceptual frameworks are brought in to apply on such data, ranging from cognitive psychology to literary analysis, and from linguistic theory to acoustics. Old debates revive and new questions arise. How can we study verse forms? How can we create a typology of forms across languages and cultures? What explains universals and variation within this typology? How can we make sure that our data can be exchanged most easily across researchers?
In this perspective, we are pleased to invite you to the workshop The Structure of Verse, organized on March 19 and 20, 2015 at Leiden University in the framework of the Horizon project Knowledge and Culture. The two-day workshop aims at bringing together scholars and graduate students interested in formal aspects of poetry, song, chant and related phenomena, including typological, experimental and computational approaches.
More information can be found here.
The organizing committee:
Marc van Oostendorp