Stefan Blohm

Research Interests

  • poetic license (morphosyntactic aspects)
  • aesthetic effects of grammatical deviation in poetic texts
  • genre-specific language processing
  • the psychology of poetic rhyme

Vita

Academic Education

Since 2013 PhD candidate at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
06/2013M.A. General Linguistics/British Studies, JGU Mainz, Germany

Professional Experience

since 11/2017Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013-10/2017Scholarship at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2011-2013
 
Student Research Assistant in the Research Group Neurocognition of Language Universals, Department of English and Linguistics (General Linguistics), JGU Mainz, Germany (Matthias Schlesewsky's lab)
2011 & 2012Student Teaching Assistant (to PD Dr Andrej Malchukov); Department of English and Linguistics (Language Typology), JGU Mainz, Germany
2010-2012 & 2008-2009


Student Research Assistant; IDeA Research Center, JWG Frankfurt am Main, Germany, MILA project (The role of migration background and language impairment in children’s language achievement; Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz)

Publications

Articles (in peer-reviewed journals)

Blohm, S., Wagner, V., Schlesewsky, M., & Menninghaus, W. (2018). Sentence judgments and the grammar of poetry: Linking linguistic structure and poetic effect. Poetics, 69, 41-56.  doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2018.04.005

Blohm, S., Menninghaus, W., & Schlesewsky, M. (2017). Sentence-level effects of literary genre: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1887.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01887

Projects

  • Poetic Licenses

    This project investigates the processing effects of linguistic deviations in poetry and, specifically, their contribution to aesthetic evaluation. Formal and semantic/conceptual detours from normal language use seem to typify poetry to such an extent ...