Title: Romantic Poetry: An EARN Forum Speaker: Yu-Hung Tien (with Pauline Hortolland, Laura Brook and Charlotte Evans via SKYPE) Chair: Dr Hsu, Li-hsin (English Department, NCCU) Time: 2.10 pm - 5.00 pm, Monday, 10 May 2021 Venue: Research Building Rm 250203 Speaker bios / Abstracts: 1. Yu-Hung Tien earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from National Chengchi University, Taiwan, and a Master’s degree in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies from the University of Durham, UK. His research interests include the English Romantic poet John Keats, the reception of Keats, transatlantic literary exchanges, and global Romanticism. Abstract: In the first section of my talk, I will be reviewing one of the most important poets—Emily Dickinson—who not only inspired my passion for literature, but my desire for conducting literary research. As a recluse who has been seen by critics like Richard Gravil as a literary “recycler”, Dickinson’s views of her relationships with other authors, or her interpretations of the role of poet in general have drawn my attention. I will then turn to some letters by Dickinson where she discussed her “readings”, and some poems by her such as “I reckon – When I count at all –” where she expressed her admiration for poet. In the second section, I will briefly talk about how my research interests develop from particular poets into the field of “reception studies”. I will also touch upon the ways in which I expand my Master’s dissertation, which explored Dickinson’s reception of Keats, into my PhD project, where I will be re-evaluating, more comprehensively, Keats’s reception in America. 2. Pauline Hortolland is the 1st year PhD student at Université de Paris. The provisional title of her thesis is “Ineffectual Angel”?: Percy Shelley and the Event of Poetry Abstract: Pauline will provide a general / easy approach to Shelley, discussing why she is attracted to the poet, and then using "Ode to the West Wind" as an example to elaborate on the definition of lyric poetry. She will then move onto her own research project, explaining the historical context and conceptual framework of her research. 3. Laura Brook graduated from her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh in 2017 with First Class Honours, completing her dissertation on the representation of mortality in the works of John Keats. In 2020, she received a Distinction for her Master’s degree in English Literary Studies at Durham University, after completing her thesis on trauma in women’s Great War writing. Laura is now working towards a PhD in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, exploring the representation of patienthood in the works and letters of John Keats. Abstract: This presentation will look at one of Keats’s last poems - ‘This living hand, now warm and capable’ – and contextualise it within Keats’s experience as both a medical professional and one of England’s most famous patients. Through a detailed close reading of this poem, we will explore how Keats moved away from more conventional poetic forms in order to fully express his complex relationship with his own mortality and his guilt following the death of his brother. Finally, we will discuss how previous approaches to Keats and medicine focus largely on his time as a medical student, and what can be gained by decentring that authority in favour of a patient-led approach. 4. Charlotte Evans is a third-year PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Her thesis will be entitled ‘’Among the English Poets’: John Keats and Early Modern Literature’ and considers how and why the English Romantic poet John Keats was influenced by minor and major figures from the early modern period and how Keats’s sense of the English canon differed from modern conceptions. Abstract: I use Keats’s letters, poems and marginalia to bring together all of the early modern authors he read and was inspired by in order to build up a picture of what the ‘early modern period’ as we now know it looked like to Keats, both as an individual and as a Romantic poet. My research will contribute to critical discussions about marginalia, the act of reading, and literary influence during the Romantic period and throughout history. I will also introduce another 19th century poet. Along with Shelley and Keats, George Gordon Lord Byron – known as Lord Byron – is now known as one of the foremost ‘second generation’ Romantic poets.
Class Lecture Lecturer：張嘉惠教授 (NCU CSIE) Topic：Computational Linguistics: The Road Toward Natural Language Understanding and Generation Time：May 25 (Tuesday) 9：10~12：00 Computational linguistics is the study of computer systems for understanding and generating natural language. The ultimate goal is to construct machines or programs that could perform natural language processing (NLP), understanding (NLU) and ultimately generation (NLG). In this talk, we will start from the introduction of machine learning to show how it is applied to learn word/sentence representation to solve basic NLP tasks (such as sentiment analysis, named entity recognition, and correference resolution) as well as to be used in advanced NLU tasks (such as machine translation, question answering, and reading comprehension). We then illustrate how these techniques could be applied for opinion extraction from online reviews and event search on the Web. Finally, we will discuss the limitations of natural language understanding when data are trained purely from linguistic forms and the challenges of natural language generation.
Class Lecture Lecturer： 張詠翔 (Associate Professor of Taipei Tech Department of English) Topic：Acoustic and talker variability in second language speech learning Time：April 28 (Wednesday ) 9：10~12：00 Venue：Research Bldg. 250203
Class Lecture Speaker：曾昱翔 PhD（Postdoc, Graduate Institure of Linguistics, NTU） Topic：How we process language: an introduction to language, mind and the brain Time：March 23（Tue.）9：10~12：00 Venue：Ji-tao Bldg. 340107 語言是一項複雜但又豐富的研究主題，也吸引了各領域研究者的興趣。 其中，心理語言學結合了語言學和心理學的方法和知識，探討人類心智是如何處理語言的。 近年來，由於神經造影技術發展，研究者更得以實際觀察大腦正在處理語言的過程，並且探索各種語言與大腦神經間的研究問題。 在這個演講中，我們將簡介語言的心智處理歷程，以及介紹這些處理歷程的神經基礎。 同時，我們也將簡介心理語言學的行為研究法和神經研究法，希望讓聽眾能對心理語言學有初步認識。
Time： March 9,2021 (Tue.)12:30~14:00 Place： Ji-Tao Buidling 340313 (The vedio-audio room of Graduate Institue of Linguistics) Organizers：Graduate Institute of Linguistics/ Department of English, NCCU Topic： The Frequency Code and Beyond Presentation in Memory of John J. Ohala (1941-2020) Speaker： Professor Carlos Gussenhoven National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen Abstract： Like non-verbal communication, paralinguistic communication is rooted in anatomical and physiological factors. Paralinguistic form-meaning relations arise from the way these affect speech production, with modifications deriving from the cultural and linguistic context. In 2002, I classified these effects into ‘biological codes’, following the terminological lead of John Ohala’s Frequency Code. Intonational morphemes, though arguably non-arbitrary in principle, are in fact heavily biased toward these paralinguistic meanings. Paralinguistic and linguistic meanings for four biological codes are illustrated. In addition to the Frequency Code, these are the Effort Code, the Respiratory Code, and the Sirenic Code. The relations between anatomical and physiological conditions and the resulting paralinguistic and linguistic meanings vary in directness. For instance, if high pitch signals uncertainty and interrogativity, then so will peaks of rising-falling pitch contours, but since producing a higher-ending rise will take longer, a later peak may signal more uncertainty and interrogativiy than an earlier peak of the same height (a ‘secondary’ effect).