Workshop: Moments and Modes of Self-Reflexivity
This workshop explores readerly engagement with self-reflexive texts. Approaching the experience of the reader from an interdisciplinary perspective at the intersection of literary studies and cognitive science, we address the following questions:
- What are modes of self-reflexivity and how can we measure them?
- What does (an experience of) self-reflexivity look like?
- Which kinds of texts constitute such a mode of writing and elicit such modes of reading?
- Are particular narrative strategies particularly prone to eliciting such modes?
- How do we experience metanarrative and metafictional texts? How are embodied and conceptual dimensions of reading interlinked?
- How do texts “write their readers” (Birke 2016) by commenting on production and reception within the text?
- What is the role of a text’s materiality, and of the medial conditions of its production and reception (from early printing to the digital age)?