Dates: 11-12 November 2021
Organizers:Luc Herman (University of Antwerp), Anneke Sools (University of Twente) & María-Ángeles Martínez (University of Alcalá)
Funding: Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) project "'This is who I could be': Storyworld possible selves and fictionality," coordinated by Luc Herman.
Day 1, Thursday, November 11th
9.30-10.00: Welcome session (Luc Herman, Anneke Sools, María-Ángeles Martínez)
10:00-12:00: Claus Lamm (University of Vienna): "The Social Neuroscience of Empathy – from Shared Affect to Self-Other Distinction."
15:00-17:00: Arie Verhagen (Leiden University: "Blending theories of conversation, iconicity, and narrative perspective: Complex intersubjective coordination emerges from elementary human cognitive and communicative abilities."
17:30-19:30: Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University): "Cognitive Processes for the Fluid Construction of Selves."
Day 2, Friday, November 12th
10:00-12:00: Jan Alber (Aachen University): ""Experiments with Identities: Storyworld Possible Selves and Boundary Expansions."
15:00-17:00: Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University): "Narrative Selves and Worlds in Flux: An Enactivist Perspective."
17:15-18.00: Discussion/Closing session
Registration is free of charge, but attendees must register in advance using this link: