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2020 International Conference on Intercultural Multimodal Communication
Saturday & Sunday, 12 & 13 December 2020

Tentative Program 会议议程

Sponsored by the College of Foreign Studies, Hunan Normal University
Hosted by the Center for Cognitive Science, Hunan Normal University

Changsha, Hunan

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Time: 12-13 December 2020. Online platform: Tencent Meeting, ZOOM. Venue: Room 613, Foreign Studies College, Hunan Normal University 

Day 1, Saturday, 12 December 2020

  • 8:30-9:00.  Opening ceremony. Host: Prof. BAI Jiehong
    • Welcome by Prof. Jiang Hongxin, Secretary of CPC Committee, Hunan Normal University
    • Comments by the Leader of the Department of Science and Technology, Hunan Province Government
    • Comments by Prof. Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University
    • Comments by Prof. ZENG Yanyu, Dean of Foreign Studies College, Hunan Normal University
    • Screening of a short video, “World-class Disciplines”
  • 9:00–9:45. Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University. Title: Mistaking Our Futures /li>
  • 9:45-10:30 WEN Xu, Southwest University Title:
  • 10:30-11:15 Amy Elizabeth Cook, The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Title: Gesturing toward the future: Casting & Gesture in Forced Entertainment’s “Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare.”
  • 11:15-12:00 LIANG Xiaobo, National University of Defense Technology. Title:
  • Noon Break
  • 14:30-15:15. Stefka Georgieva Eriksen, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. Title: Old Norse sagas about Vikings, Saracens, and Buddha: Misunderstandings or cultural adaptations?
  • 15:15-16:00 Andrew Wilson, University of Oxford Title: The transmission of mechanical technologies between the Classical Mediterranean and ancient China
  • 16:00-17:00 Group discussion

Day 2,Sunday, 13 December 2020

  • 8:30-9:15 Francis F. Steen, University of California, Los Angeles. Title: Epistemic modulations in English and Chinese
  • 9:15-10:00 Martin Woesler, Foreign Studies College, Hunan Normal University. Title: Virtual communication between machines with the human as their object: A new stage of multimodal communication after oral, written, printed, electronic and machine-human communication
  • 10:00-10:45 Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve University. Title: The Case of Disappearing Ironies: A Multimodal Story
  • 10:45-11:30 CHEN Minzhe, Foreign Studies College, Hunan Normal University Title:
  • Noon Break
  • 14:30-15:15 Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, University of Murcia/University of Tübingen. Title: The cross-cultural patterns of poetic performance in oral traditions: multimodality, communication, and cognition
  • 15:15-16:00 Anna Wilson, University of Oxford. Title: Ways of constructing user-friendly messages for different cultural audiences: multimodal analysis of international media.
  • 16:00-16:10 Closing comments by Prof. Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University.