The power of reading fiction has been scientifically proven. Art can change your perception of yourself and others.
Researchers at the Department work within the disciplines of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones.
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ILOS is the host department for Literature, Cognition, and Emotions (LCE), which is a research and education initiative at the Faculty of Humanities. LCE has its origin from a research group at ILOS.
Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE) is an interdisciplinary hub that brings together literary studies, linguistics, psychology and neurosciences in a new conversation about literature.
The Centre for Slavic and East European Studies at the University of Oslo promotes in-depth knowledge of Russia and the post-Soviet states, Central Europe, and the Balkans.
The Centre’s academic staff specialises in languages, literature, culture, history, politics, and society in this part of the world.