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.


  • lce-courses-autumn-2021-unsplash LCE courses in autumn 2021 May 14, 2021

    Are you a student with an interest in the intersection of literature, cognition and emotions? LCE offers courses for both BA and MA students.

  • pixabay-master-stipends-1000x562px LCE Master Stipends in 2021 May 3, 2021

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


Podcast: "Literature, Cognition and Emotions"

The LCE podcast is a series of conversations on how literature shapes our thoughts and feelings.



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


Phone: +47 22854872

Professor, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages


LCE in social media


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.