Karin Kukkonen, Ylva Østby and Bergljot Gjelvik explore the relations between memory, literature and mindfulness. This interdisciplinary research project investigates the phenomenology of personal episodic memory and how this relate to literary fiction and mindfulness meditation.
Cultural and Cognitive Memory
The stories we tell shape our private and social identities. We investigate how the literary imagination informs processes of social cognition and cultural memory.
Alexandra Effe investigates the intersection of fictional and autobiographical writing from the eighteenth century to the present day by drawing on rhetorical narrative theory, cognitive poetics, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience.