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.
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LCE at Forskningsdagene 2020
Sep. 28, 2020
This year's Forskningsdagene was all about "The Fantastic Brain". LCE participated in several events, presenting new perspectives on how literature, and its fantastic qualities, relate to the brain.
2 November, 15:15 PM
Professor Karina van Dalen-Oskam presents her research on perceptions of literary quality in an open lecture.
- Emotions across cultures and languages - the ways in which literature highlights our feelings across different cultures and languages.
- Cultural and cognitive memory - how literature shapes memories and identities.
- Literature as a lifeworld technology - the role that literary texts and literary reading play in the digital lifeworld.
LCE collaborates internally between the following departments at the University of Oslo:
- Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
- Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
- Department of Psychology
Our external network of associated research groups and centres stretches from Europe to the US and Australia.
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.