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Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE) offers a variety of opportunities for students of all levels.

For bachelor students

For students at the bachelor level, LCE offers a course thread with recommendations for the elective courses, as well as a repository of digital teaching material.

The LCE Teaching Programme is currently suspended.

For master students

For students writing their thesis on a topic related to literature and psychology, LCE provides a series of courses, special supervision, stipends, writing workshops and masterclasses.

The LCE Teaching Programme is currently suspended.

Exchange studies

Take your LCE studies abroad with our collaboration partners in Europe and beyond.

Reading group

PhD students with an interest in the intersection between literature and psychology are invited to join the LCE reading group. Please email Karin Kukkonen if you wish to participate.

LCE student mailing list

Interested in hearing more about what LCE offers to BA and MA students? Sign up for the LCE student mailing list.

Digital Teaching Materials

Our open repository of videos and exercises lets you explore how cognition, emotions and literature intersect.

What can you expect from LCE's courses?

To learn more about our teaching programme, watch this short introduction video, and listen to Karin Kukkonen and Alexandra Effe discuss how 'books come alive' through reading in a stand-alone podcast episode (audio link).

What the students say about LCE

An open book. Photo.

"The result was that I got a more holistic perspective on the novel as a genre; not only from a historical and text-first-oriented perspective. It also created the opportunity for a more interdisciplinary approach to literature, which also includes recognizing the importance of human thought and feelings."

-Oda Norén 

"What I think was very positive in this seminar, and wish was more common in tier courses as well, is this simple question: What do you think of the book? And room to admit that you did not fully understand it, its value, or that you thought it was boring to read. Sometimes - actually quite often - I experienced that by sharing your thoughts with others you can actually change other people's opinion about it - and vice versa!"

-June Izabele Adomaityte

"Next semester, I plan to write a master's thesis on the dissemination of literature to immigrants. But the idea to do research on the relations between literature and the mind was new to me. I did not know about this until Alexandra told about it. I am very grateful for this."

-June Izabele Adomaityte