5 episodes

Welcome to the podcast of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) - an international association of scholars who work in stylistics, poetics, language and linguistics. This podcast shares the research and insights of PALA scholars, and discusses why this research matters. Find out more about PALA at https://www.pala.ac.uk/

The PALA Podcast PALA

    • Education

Welcome to the podcast of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) - an international association of scholars who work in stylistics, poetics, language and linguistics. This podcast shares the research and insights of PALA scholars, and discusses why this research matters. Find out more about PALA at https://www.pala.ac.uk/

    Episode 5 Climate fiction

    Episode 5 Climate fiction

    "The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story." (Richard Powers, The Overstory, p.488). In this episode, Dr. Moniek Kuijpers, Massimo Lusetti, and Cristina Loi share their investigations into the impacts of reading climate fiction. 

    • 50 min
    Episode 4 Empathy

    Episode 4 Empathy

    Empathy with others may be critical to furthering social justice and reducing inequalities. Listen to Fransina Stradling and Dr. Carolina Fernandez-Quintanilla discuss narrative empathy, how it works, and how far it might influence attitudes and behaviours in socially constructive ways. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 3 Plastics

    Episode 3 Plastics

    Our plastic use is polluting the planet, from the deepest oceans to the Arctic. Listen to Professor Joanna Gavins talk about the Many Happy Returns project and the role of language in changing behaviour towards single use plastic.

    • 42 min
    Episode 2 Religious Identity

    Episode 2 Religious Identity

    Community cohesion is critical to sustainable societies. In this episode, Dr. Stephen Pihlaja discusses language and religious identity in the superdiverse city.

    • 51 min
    Episode 1 Water

    Episode 1 Water

    The world is approaching a crisis of water scarcity. In this episode, Prof. Michaela Mahlberg explains how corpus linguistics can help to uncover and change the ways we talk about, think about and manage water.

    • 42 min

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