LCE research topics

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We pursue research along three trajectories:

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.

Guest Researchers and Research Stays

The LCE guest researcher programme brings internationally leading scholars to Oslo. In addition, LCE members visit collaborating universities for research stays.

LCE Annual lecture

LCE invites internationally prominent scholars and authors who think along the boundaries of the humanities and the sciences for a public annual lecture.

Research activities

Current and completed research within Literature, Cognition and Emotions.


The workshops serve as a venue to work together on concepts, texts and theories across different disciplines. We will publish information on the workshops continuously.