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Panel discussion at Litteraturhuset, 27 February 2019, with Vera Tobin, Natalia Igl, Ylva Østby and Karin Kukkonen (f.l.t.r.) | © Olivia Fialho
This section informs about upcoming and previous events under the "Readers as Observers" project, such as workshops and conferences.
To introduce the project's topics and results to a broader public and foster discussions over and above the boundaries of research communities, the events also include guest lectures and roundtable discussions at spaces such as Oslo's House of Literature or the National Library.
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.
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.
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.
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?