Webpages tagged with «Literature»

A portrait of a woman with long hair
Published Sep. 28, 2020 4:12 PM

Olivia Da Costa Fialho in her project develops the phenomenology, preconditions and underlying processes of how literary narrative fiction deepens and changes perceptions of self and others.

We say that literature can change your life. But is this statement supported by scientific evidence?

A portrait of a woman with short hair
Published Sep. 28, 2020 4:08 PM

Camilla Chams approaches attachment as a synonym for love, liking, affiliation. Attachment has recently been launched as a keyword for the humanities and for literary studies (Felski, 2008, 2015). In psychology, however, attachment is a more complex form of human relationship involving both cognitive and emotional development, and physical survival (Bowlby, 1979).

Two persons in the library
Published Sep. 28, 2020 4:04 PM

Karin Kukkonen, Ylva Østby and Bergljot Gjelvik explore the relations between memory, literature and mindfulness. This interdisciplinary research project investigates the phenomenology of personal episodic memory and how this relate to literary fiction and mindfulness meditation.

Published Sep. 14, 2020 11:33 AM
Illustrating literature's materiality
Published Feb. 25, 2020 3:22 PM

Together with invited guest lecturers Liedeke Plate, Professor of Culture and Inclusivity at Radboud University, and Miranda Anderson, Anniversary Fellow in Philosophy at University of Stirling, the workshop explores the interplay of literature, material culture, and cognition.

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Published Feb. 25, 2020 3:22 PM

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In her lecture, Sarah Bo Trasmundi, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, speaks on the embodied, distributed and dialogical aspects of reading.

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Published Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM

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.

Peace of textile weave pattern with many colours. Photo.
Published June 1, 2019 1:36 PM

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.

Portrait of Professor Gustav Frank
Published Feb. 18, 2019 5:09 PM

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.

Published Dec. 18, 2018 12:25 PM

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?

A small sample of different magazine pages.
Published Dec. 13, 2018 3:08 PM
Literature comes in different shapes and sizes – and in the form of different media. The great importance of periodicals and illustrated magazines as media of literature has yet long been overlooked.
Books seen diffuse.
Published Oct. 26, 2018 1:26 PM

Pr​epare to get involved: How do contemporary English and German-language novels play on the visuality and materiality of text to engage the reader?

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Published Jan. 18, 2018 11:40 PM

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.

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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.

Published June 8, 2016 10:35 AM

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?

Published June 1, 2016 10:19 AM

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.