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Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE)

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How literature shapes thought and feelings

Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE) is an interdisciplinary hub that brings together literary studies, linguistics, psychology and neurosciences in a new conversation about literature.


  • pexels-pixabay-267586 LCE Master Stipends 2020 Nov. 2, 2020

    Is your MA thesis about literature and its cognitive and emotional dimensions? Then you can apply for a stipend.

  • olivia-fagped Olivia Fialho at Faglig-pedagogisk dag Oct. 26, 2020

    On 29 October, Olivia Fialho will present her research on “Transformative reading” at UiO’s Faglig-pedagogisk dag.




LCE offers an interdisciplinary course thread for BA students at the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Psychology. For MA students, we offer a series of courses, stipends and supervision. We also have an open repository of digital teaching materials.


LCE collaborates internally between the following departments at the University of Oslo:

Our external network of associated research groups and centres stretches from Europe to the US and Australia. 

Contact us

Karin Kukkonen

Professor, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

22 85 48 72

Research and Education initiatives at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities promotes five research and education initiatives between 2019 and 2023. The goal is to contribute to solutions for the societal challenges of our day.