• The relationship between meter and phonology
  • Textsetting, i.e. the alignment of text to music
  • Generative metrics
  • Cognitive poetics
  • The invention and variation of meters in literary poetics
  • Aesthetic effect of meter in poetry or song
  • Typology of meter
  • Cultural and linguistic influence on versification traditions
  • Social and psychological constraints on versification
  • The relationship between structure and performance of poetry and song

Each speaker will be given 20–25 minutes for presentation + 5–10 minutes for discussion. The audience will come from various disciplines and we ask speakers to bear this in mind so that presentations will be widely accessible.

To propose a paper, please send a title, 3–5 keywords and an abstract (1 page, excluding references and diagrams, *.doc or *.txt) along with your name, affiliation and contact information to: metrics2018@su.se.

Talk/poster: We have received queries regarding the possibility of presenting a poster. If there is enough interest, we shall organise a poster session, so please indicate one of the following in your abstract: Talk only / Poster only / Talk or poster.

  • The deadline for abstracts is 15th April 2018.
  • Decisions regarding acceptance will be sent out by 1st May.
  • Deadline for preliminary registration will be 1st June.

After that we shall be able to present a program.