Whether you are writing a term paper, working on your thesis, or wish to pursue work related to LCE's topics, we offer support and guidance at our teaching events.
LCE hosts a number of events for MA students throughout the academic year. For more information about our writing workshops and hands-on session on reading in the digital world, see the lists below.
The MA Network welcomes master's students with an interest in how literature, cognition and emotions interact. Are you in the process of writing, or perhaps you are planning to write, a paper relating to LCE's topics? We meet every other week to explore various literary, psychological and linguistic perspectives, and support each other through the challenging and exciting process of writing term papers and theses.
We welcome new members. Get in touch with Stijn Vervaet if you wish to participate.
Book Hack. BookTube & Co: Digital Reading Culture
6 November 2020, 12:00 AM–3:00 PM, Zoom
We follow the success of last years Book Hack event with a workshop on reading in the age of youtube with Dorothee Birke (NTNU).
We often hear that in the age of the digitalization, people no longer read books. What this juxtaposition of 'online culture' and “book culture” ignores, however, is the fact that there is a growing group of readers who combine 'old' and 'new' media practices and use social media to structure and communicate their lives as book afficionados.
In this workshop, we will take a closer look at this 'bookish' online culture. We will situate it in a larger media-ecological framework and discuss the opportunities and limitations of its typical engagements with books and reading. Moreover, we will share and discuss their own experiences with the impact digitalization and social media have on their own reading practices.
Workshop: Writing in an Academic Context
22 September 2020, 10 AM–2:00 PM, Niels Treschows hus, 12. etasje
Writing in an academic context is far from obvious. How important is style and how do I judge it? What is my academic voice? Which tools can help me become a better and more productive writer? How do I overcome writer’s block? Which strategies can I use for writing more productively? Can techniques from creative writing help?
We will explore these questions, and related ones, during a 4-hour writing workshop, including hands-on writing exercises. The workshop will be particularly helpful for MA students working on a thesis related to literature.
Teacher: Alexandra Effe
Sign up via this link (nettskjema) by 17 September if you would like to participate.
First MA Network meeting for the autumn 2020 semester
17 September 2020, 2:15 PM–3:00.
The LCE MA Network has its first meeting for the autumn semester. We welcome master’s students interested in how literature, cognition and emotions interact. The group meets regularly to explore various literary, psychological and linguistic perspectives, and support each other through the challenging and exciting process of writing term papers and theses. Get in touch with Andrea Dale Wefring if you wish to participate.