Illustrating literature's materiality
Time and place: June 17, 2020June 18, 2020, more details t.b.a.

Together with invited guest lecturers Liedeke Plate, Professor of Culture and Inclusivity at Radboud University, and Miranda Anderson, Anniversary Fellow in Philosophy at University of Stirling, the workshop explores the interplay of literature, material culture, and cognition.

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Time and place: Mar. 19, 2020 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Seminar room 14, P.A. Munchs hus

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In her lecture, Sarah Bo Trasmundi, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, speaks on the embodied, distributed and dialogical aspects of reading.

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Time and place: Oct. 21, 2019 9:15 AMOct. 22, 2019 11:15 AM, Monday: Georg Sverdrup building, Undervisningsrom 3. Tuesday: Georg Morgenstierne building, Seminarrom 115

You are cordially invited to three master classes on the forms and functions of punctuation in Late Middle English and Early Modern English. The classes will present three very different perspectives on punctuation, which remains an understudied area. The classes will be relevant to anyone working on historical texts, also non-English ones, not only for the theoretical perspectives on whether punctuation is prosodic or syntactic, but also because editors (and corpus compilers) have a long history of suppressing what punctuation marks are present in the historical source materials themselves.

The event is in part financed by LingPhil, in part by ILOS, which funding is gratefully acknowledged.


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Time and place: Sep. 26, 2019 4:00 PM, National Library of Norway, Oslo

To understand the means and ends of readers being positioned as observers in multimodal texts, it is fruitful to take a closer look at crucial constellations within historical print cultures. The Weimar Republic periodical Die literarische Welt (1925-1933) turns to the reader as a 'literary citizen', presenting a panoramic view and a polyphonous forum of conversation.

Several lusophone writers of the period 1840-1919
Time and place: May 13, 2019 5:00 PM8:00 PM, PAM 4

Under the scope of the ongoing COST action "Distant Reading for European Literary History", João Marques Lopes will discuss literary historical concepts such as romanticism, realism, naturalism, symbolism and modernism in the Portuguese and Brazilian literary field during the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. (This lecture will be in Portuguese.)

Time and place: May 9, 2019 11:00 AM1:00 PM, PAM Sem 2

ILOS and "Founds in Translation: Southern Europe/Norden" is please to invite you to a half-day seminar with our guest speakers Alessandro Zironi and Espido Freire.

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2019Apr. 30, 2019, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus, Blindern

ILOS is pleased to invite you to a seminar with Ranjan Ghosh, Lene Johannessen and Sumana Roy. Open for all. 

Alpo Honkapohja
Time and place: Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Seminar room 8, P. A. Munchs hus

Public lecture by Dr Alpo Honkapohja, postdoctor at the University of Edinburgh.

Map of Lisbon showing density of retailing and services as mentioned in literary sources
Time and place: Apr. 9, 2019 2:00 PM4:00 PM, PAM 11

Based on projects developed in recent years, at the NOVA University of Lisbon, on literary landscapes and urban history, using digital tools, namely geographic information systems, Daniel Alves will discuss the concepts of "close reading" and "distant reading".

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Møterom 389, P. A. Munchs hus

Open lecture by Zdenka Weber, PhD, musicologist and diplomat.

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2019 11:00 AM12:30 PM, Seminarrom 360, P.A. Munchs hus
Time and place: Mar. 28, 2019 4:15 PM, Undervisningsrom 2, Georg Sverdrups hus
A small sample of different magazine pages.
Time and place: Mar. 26, 2019 9:30 AM4:30 PM, UiO, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 10th floor, room 1000
Literature comes in different shapes and sizes – and in the form of different media. The great importance of periodicals and illustrated magazines as media of literature has yet long been overlooked.
Portrait of Professor Gustav Frank
Time and place: Mar. 25, 2019 3:00 PM5:00 PM, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Henrik Ibsens gate 110, 0254 Oslo

Gustav Frank, Professor of German Literature and Media Studies, gives an introduction into the field of periodical studies and asks about the complex interplays of literature and periodicals.

Portrait of Professor Vera Tobin
Time and place: Feb. 27, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo

Vera Tobin, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, sheds light on the cognitive structure of surprise and how readers deal with narratives that take an unexpected turn.

Time and place: Feb. 27, 2019 9:45 AMFeb. 28, 2019 3:15 PM, UiO, P. A. Munchs hus, Room 389

In what ways does literature make use of materiality and mediality to sometimes radically engage readers? And what role does the socio-cognitive phenomenon of joint attention play at this?