5-11 Jul 2021 Aix-en-Provence (France)



The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline: March 15th

Contrary to what we had announced initially, and given the fact that for now PALA 2021 will have to go online, not all abstracts that were sent for PALA 2020 will be automatically accepted. We therefore request that you submit your abstract again, as it is easier for us to start a whole new process for PALA 2021. Only a reduced number (around 180) will be accepted to make the event manageable

PALA 2021: Style and Sense(s)

PALA 2021 will give pride of space to sense and senses, investigating how body and mind are inextricably linked, how emotions are both conveyed and perceived, how impressions, thoughts and worldviews can be induced by a certain style, a certain structure, a certain word. PALA 2021 will be the occasion to revisit of the notion of mindstyle but also to explore other styles that connect to the body and senses.

The Aix-en-Provence 2021 PALA conference thus welcomes presentations exploring how style makes sense, how readers make sense of style, what senses are appealed to in different genres of texts, how narrators/authors go about orientating or disorientating sense and cognition to mirror meaningful or senseless worlds. All stylistic approaches, tools and methods are welcome to investigate how language, written, oral, visual, gestual, is used in relation to sense and sensibility.

Abstracts and poster proposals need to be sent online through this website. To do so, you will need to create an account.


Here is how to proceed: 


  • Go to  https://pala.sciencesconf.org/

  • Go to login, in the drop-down menu, select 'create an account’ and create a login and password.

  • You’ll receive an activation email that will direct you to an authentication page. Enter your newly created username and password

  • On the website, click on MY SPACE and then on MY SUBMISSION (in the menu)

  • Fill in the title and abstract (no more than 300 words, references included, no more than 5 references), select either ‘POSTER’ or ‘ABSTRACT’, and add keywords.

  • Make sure you indicate clearly if you wish your paper to be considered for a Special Interest Groups (SIGs).   All abstracts for SIGS need to be sent via the website and then copied to the SIG organiser(s) Information about the SIGS and Posters is available on this site









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