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Recent Developments in Generative Metrics
Toronto, October 1999


Formal Approaches to Poetry  &
Recent Developments in Generative Metrics

University of Toronto, Canada
October 8-10, 1999



CONFERENCE PROGRAM


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8       Woodsworth College 126

2.00-2.30       Registration

2.30-2.45       Welcoming remarks

SESSION 1:      MONOSYLLABLE RULE IN ENGLISH AND GERMANIC

2.45-3.15       Michael Redford, Leiden University, Holland
                The Monosyllable Rule and metrical inversion.

3.15 -3.45      Curt Rice and Isak Maseide, University of Tromso, Norway.
                Stress Clash and Metricality.

3.45-4.15       Kristin Hanson, UC Berkeley, USA
                Breaking down metrical constraints: Wyatt,Shakespeare,
                Donne

4.15-4.30       Break

SESSION 2:     MORA COUNTING METERS

4.30-5.00       Colleen M Fitzgerald,  SUNY at Buffalo
                Mora counting meter in Somali

5.00-5.30       Debora Cole and Mizuki Miyashita, Univ. of Arizona
                Poetic meter in a prominence-insensitive language.

5.30-5.40       Break

5.40-6.40       INVITED SPEAKER

                Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University.
                Quantitative compensation and latent stress.

7.00            Dinner



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9     Claude Bissel Building 205

8.30-9.00       Registration and refreshments


SESSION 3:      GENERATIVE THEORY OF MUSIC

 9.00-9.30      Sayaka Abe, SUNY Buffalo
                Perception of rhythm in a musical phrase

9.30-10.00      Daniel Hall, Univ. of Toronto,
                On the Musical Realization of Metrical Patterns.

10.00-10.15     Break


SESSION 4:      GERMANIC

10.15-10.45     Jan G. Kooij,  Leiden University, Holland
                Phrasing, accents and the iambic pentameter

10.45-11.15     Kristian Arnason, Univ. of Reykjavik, Iceland.
                Skaldic word order: metrically driven syntax?

11.15-11.45     Michael Getty

11.45-1.00      Lunch break


SESSION 5:      ENGLISH VERSE

1.00-1.30       Michael Hammond, U of Arizona
                Stressless beats in the meter of Robert Service.

1.30-2.00       Gilbert Youmans, University of Missouri.
                Longfellow's Long Line

2.00-2.30       Nigel Fabb, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
                Inference and metrical verse: evidence for line
                and meter

2.30-2.45       Break

2.45-3.45       INVITED SPEAKER

                Marina Tarlinskaja, University of Washington
                The place of Robert Frost in the English tradition of
                iambic pentameter.

3.45-4.00       Break


SESSION 6:      RUSSIAN METRICS AND GENERATIVE APPROACH

4.00-4.30       Mihhail Lotman, Tartu University, Estonia
                Comparative metrics and generative approach.

4.30-5.00       Eugene Breydo, The Institute of Russian Language, Moscow
                The Interval Model of Russian Metrics

5.00-5.30       Barry Scherr, Dartmouth College, USA
                Structural Dynamics in Onegin Stanza.

5.30-6.00       Nila Friedberg, Univ. of Toronto
                Line popularity and the emergence of the unmarked


8.00            Party at the Tranzac Club


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10      Claude Bissel Bldg 205

SESSION 7

9.30-10.00      Coffee and refreshments

10.00-10. 30    Maria Kristiina Lotman, Tartu University, Estonia
                The Ancient Iambic trimeter

10.30-11.00     Vincent DeCaen, University Of Toronto
                On the Biblical Pentameter in Jonah 2

11.00-11.30     Mario Saltarelli, University of Southern California
                The Rhythm of Dante's Commedia: Iambic or Trochaic?

11.30-12.00     Henry Biggs, Washington University
                The Classic French Decasyllable of DuBellay
                (16th Century);A Generative Metrics Perspective


For more information, please visit our webpage at
        www.chass.utoronto.ca/~metrics

or e-mail to Nila Friedberg at metrics@chass.utoronto.ca