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To understand the means and ends of readers being positioned as observers in multimodal texts, it is fruitful to take a closer look at crucial constellations within historical print cultures. The Weimar Republic periodical Die literarische Welt (1925-1933) turns to the reader as a 'literary citizen', presenting a panoramic view and a polyphonous forum of conversation.
Recent research on migration and migration literature suggests that we can understand narratives of migration better by focusing on the temporal perspectives connected to integration, detention, trauma, crisis, and imagined futures.
Gustav Frank, Professor of German Literature and Media Studies, gives an introduction into the field of periodical studies and asks about the complex interplays of literature and periodicals.
In what ways does literature make use of materiality and mediality to sometimes radically engage readers? And what role does the socio-cognitive phenomenon of joint attention play at this?
Prepare to get involved: How do contemporary English and German-language novels play on the visuality and materiality of text to engage the reader?
A moderated discussion open to audience participation, with topics ranging from nationhood and war to literature and language — the whole Ukrainian experience, from one public intellectual's point of view. Followed by a literary performance.
The research project TRAUM – Transforming Author Museums is arranging a day of open lectures on ”Literary Exhibition Practices in Transformation” at the University of Oslo on Thursday 20 October.
What do author museums tell us much about the author’s writing, we ask? Why do some authors get to have museum, and others do not?
Book History is an interdisciplinary field of research. We explore the role of the book as a material object, medium of literature and historically changing cultural artefact from theoretical, empirical and historical perspectives. Literature, in this context, goes beyond the poem, play or novel and comes to be seen as an expression of human culture more generally. Thus, Book History connects literary study with the sociology of text, textual criticism, cultural history and reception history.