Lab members

Nikoletta Alexandri, PhD student, is working on emotional and cognitive responses to literary reading; she investigates how different media – e-books, paper books, tablets and audiobooks – affect comprehension, empathy and immersion during reading of fictional and non-fictional stories.

Carina, visiting PhD student, has conducted a project here at Lancaster on conceptual metaphors in poetry interpretation. This is part of her now completed PhD work at the Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Francesca Citron, lab founder, is currently developing future research on the comprehension and affective responses to creative metaphors, in native as well as second language speakers. She is also working on several ongoing projects: a) Visual metaphors in print advertising; b) Aesthetic perception during literary reading; c) Emotions in doctoral distance learners; d) A database of written and spoken natural stories containing idiomatic expressions. Download CV here.


External collaborators:
Adele Goldberg, Princeton University, NJ;
Kate Cain, Lancaster University, UK;
Carina Rasse and Alexander Onysko, University of Klagenfurt, Austria;
Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy;
Chun-Ting Hsu, Kokoro Research Centre, Kyoto, Japan;
Lars Kuchinke, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin, Germany;
Nora Michaelis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
Cornelia Herbert, University of Ulm, Germany;

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy;
Friedemann Pulvermueller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.