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Fellows in the research focus: Metaphor - Film Images, Cinematic Thinking, and Cognition

Jennifer Barker

Associate professor of communication at Georgia State University, USA. and director of the Graduate Studies for the Moving Image Studies’ doctoral program as well as the Film, Video, and Digital Image masters program.

Warren Buckland

Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His career as a film scholar began after he was awarded a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Film Studies in 1994. He spent time teaching at the University of Amsterdam, Liverpool John Moores University, and Chapman University/California.

Lynne Cameron

Senior Fellow and Artist-in-residence for the first two years of the Cinepoetics project. As an applied linguist, she has worked for many years on metaphor in spoken discourse, most recently applying this to empathy and post-conflict reconciliation.

Alan Cienki

Professor of Language Use and Cognition at the Vrije Universiteit/VU in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he has worked since 2006. There he established the Amsterdam Gesture Center.

Kathrin Fahlenbrach

Professor for Film and Media Studies at the University of Hamburg where she is currently director of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies.

Raymond W. Gibbs

Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests focus on embodied cognition, pragmatics and figurative language.

Oliver Lubrich

Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His research revolves around experimental rhetorics, Alexander von Humboldt, Jewish studies and anti-Semitism, travel and contemporary literature, as well as the history and theory of theatre.

Irene Mittelberg

Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Semiotics at the Human Technology Centre (HumTec) at RWTH Aachen University in Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany, where she directs the Natural Media Lab and interdisciplinary research on gesture.

Cornelia Müller

Professor for Language Use and Multimodal Communication at Viadrina European University in Frankfurt/Oder. From October 2015 to September 2016 she will organize the program for the first annual theme “Metaphor – cognition and cinematic thinking”.

Martin Vöhler

Professor of Greek philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research Interests include poetics, rhetorics and the reception of ancient literature in the modern age. During his residence at Cinepoetics he will work on the project titled Enthusiasm and Politics in ancient Poetics, which is concerned with the document About the Sublime.

Eve Sweetser

Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also the coordinator of the Berkeley Gesture and Multimodality Group, and of the Berkeley Matrix Metaphor Group.