All literature students probably ask themselves this question: Why do I read? Why and how does literature affect me? In courses offered by the LCE study programme, we aim to illuminate reading experiences through cognitive approaches and to provide insights into how literary texts are built to actually affect our thoughts and feelings.
Post-doctoral researcher Essi Varis from the University of Helsinki is going to join the research team at LCE with a one-year scholarship from Postdoc-Pooli
Novellas, emotions and encounters between East and West - LCE members participate in the Novellember festival.
The LCE Reading group discusses the relation between mind-wandering and creativity
The LCE Reading Group continues the discussion of "Creativity and Constraints"
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?
Can you say you read a book when you listened to its audio version? What does voice add to print and paper? And are the habits of audiobook-listeners different from paper-readers?
The LCE Study Group is an offer for master students who want to exchange thoughts, ideas, and literary experiences with fellow students.
The LCE reading group discusses Patricia Stokes “Creativity from Constraints?”
Mats Haraldsen and Marlene Andresen have previously been assistants at LCE. Now started their fellowships as doctoral students at ILOS. In this article, they talk about their upcoming projects.
The LCE reading group discusses Mihaly Csikszentmihaly's concept of flow and its relation to creativity and literary writing.
Are you interested in cognition and literature, and do you want to study abroad? LCE collaborates with universities from all around the world. Read more about your opportunities for exchange studies.
The LCE Reading group starts the autumn term with a discussion of Siri Hustvedt's essay "Why One Story and Not Another?".
A part-time position (30%) as LCE's Research Assistant is now available.
Are you a student with an interest in the intersection of literature, cognition and emotions? LCE offers courses for both BA and MA students.
Is your MA thesis about literature and its cognitive and emotional dimensions? Then you can apply for a stipend.
The latest issue of the LCE Newsletter can now be accessed online.
A 3-year Researcher position is available within Literature, Cognition and Emotions at the University of Oslo.
The power of reading fiction has been scientifically proven. Art can change your perception of yourself and others.
How do readers develop “critical feeling”? Professor Rolf Reber joins the Literature, Cognition and Emotions Podcast to talk about how we understand literary works from a cognitive perspective.
Professor Stephan Guth takes us to the Arab world in the fifth episode of the Literature, Cognition and Emotions Podcast.
Associate Professor Stijn Vervaet talks about the role of literature in relation to cultural memory in the fourth episode of the Literature, Cognition and Emotions Podcast.
Listen to Professor Beate Seibt talk about the feeling of ‘being moved’ and its relation to literature in the third episode of the Literature, Cognition and Emotions Podcast.
In the second episode of the podcast Literature, Cognition and Emotions, Professor Halvor Eifring talks about mind wandering, meditation and reading.
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