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Program - Researching the Reading Experience (Oslo 11 -12 of June 2013)

Final program

Overview

Monday June 10

17.00-19.00: Reception at the department. Campus, Eva Balkes hus, 3 floor/4 et., Pilestredet 48 (P48).

Tuesday June 11

Room: S141, Eva Balkes hus, Pilestredet 48 (P48).

09.00–10.15: Coffee and registration.

10.15–10.45: Welcome: Jofrid Karner Smidt, Dean Dag Jenssen, Svein Amund Skara: Brilliant Grieg.

10.45–11.45: Key note: The Hidden Foundations of Critical Reading Prof. Magnus Persson, Malmö University, Sweden.

11.45–12.00: Coffee and Fruit Break.

12.00–13.30: Parallel sessions.

Theorizing the experience

Room: S141.

Moderator:  Jofrid Karner Smidt.

  • 12.00: Marianne Børch: Byatt versus Bloom: or, Reading by patricide versus Reading by Love.
  • 12.30: Gitte Balling: What is a reading experience? The development of a theoretical and empirical understanding.
  • 13.00: Patricia Tomaszek: Reading at the Thresholds of Book Covers and Opening Screens.

Reading for pleasure –   social perspectives

Room: P464.

Moderator: Lynne McKechnie.

  • 12.00: Lucia Cedeira Serantes: When comics set the pace: The   experience of time and the reading of comics.
  • 12.30: Nadine Desrochers: To Read, to Laugh, to Read More, to Cry, to Watch, to Listen, to Share: What Testifying to Reader Experience Reveals of Readers, their Tastes, and their Habits.
  • 13.00: Cecilie Naper: It is all in the eyes of the beholder. The Social Melodrama since 2000 and the Different Approaches of amateur and Professional Criticism.

Cognitive and experimental approaches

Room: P469.

Moderator: Nils Pharo.

  • 12.00: Sara Whiteley: A cognitive poetic approach to researching the reading experience.
  • 12.30: Olle Widhe og Katharina Elam: Mapping the Reading Body: Sensuous Aspects of Reading Experience.
  • 13.00: Hui Wei Lin: Exploring the Intransitive processes in Response to Literary/Nonliterary texts:  A pilot study of neurobiological dynamics.

13.30–14.30: Lunch

14.30–16.00: Parallel sessions

Social practices – experiences of young adults reading

Room: S141.

Moderator: Cecilie Naper.

  • 14.30: Paulette Rothbauer: Protecting and Persuading Adult Readers in Publicly Sanctioned Readings of Canadian Young Adult Literature: The Case of Fly Away Paul by Peter Davies.
  • 15.00: Knut Oterholm & Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad: Tempering ambiguity -- freedom in the reading experience of teens.
  • 15.30: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges: Spaces where reading histories meet.

Social practices

Room: P464.

Moderator: Åse Kristine Tveit.

  • 14.30: Kerstin Rydbeck: Reading Groups in Swedish Public Libraries.
  • 15.00: Theresa Cremin and Joan Swann: Literature in common: reading for pleasure in school reading groups.
  • 15.30: Paola Trimarco: Literary Communication Online: an investigation of book reception.

Reading: Politics and   democracy

Room: P469.

Moderator: Tonje Vold.

  • 14.30: Arnold Lubbers: The Republic of Readers. Book Clubs in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830.
  • 15.00: Gudmund Valderhaug: Exploring the trace: On the reading of client biographies in poor commission domicile files.
  • 15.30: Archie L Dick: Reading fiction for a ‘new South Africa’.

16.00–16.15: Coffee and Fruit Break.

16.15–17.15: Parallel sessions

Social practices – experiences of young adults reading

Room: S141.

Moderator: Jofrid Karner Smidt.

  • 16.15: Joron Pihl & Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij: Multilingual pupils’ reading of the world and self: Desire and becoming.
  • 16.45: Skans Kersti Nilsson:  Searching for self in literature? -  Young adults’ conversation on the importance and meaning of reading fiction in the digital age.

Social practices

Room: P464.

Moderator: Lucia Serrantes.

  • 16.15: Danielle Fuller og DeNel Rehberg Sedo: Fun… and other reasons for sharing reading with strangers: Mass Reading Events and the Possibilities of Pleasure.
  • 16.45: Alexandra Borg: A joy that is shared is a joy made double: On Social reading.

Reading: Politics and democracy

Room: P469.

Moderator: Tonje Vold.

  • 16.15: Shafquat Towheed: The empirical and methodological implications of a reader-centred approach to the history of reading:  The Reading Experience Database , 1450-1945’ 51.
  • 16.45: Shih-Wen Sue Chen: “Crazy Thirst for Knowledge”: Chinese Readers and the 1980s “Book Series Fever”.

19.00: Conference Dinner, Campus, Anna Sethnes hus, Pilestredet 52 (P52).

Wednesday June 12

Room: S141, Eva Balkes hus, Pilestredet 48 (P48).

08.00-08.30: Coffee.

08.30–09.30: Key note: "I readed it!" (Marissa, 4 years): The experience of reading from the perspective of young children. A cautionary tale. Prof. Lynne McKechnie, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

09.45–10.45: Parallel sessions

Everyday practices

Room: S141.

Moderator: Michael Preminger.

  • 09.45: Pamela McKenzie and Elisabeth Davies: The once and future self: (re)reading personal lists, notes, and calendars.
  • 10.15: Anne Welsh: “Books! –“: Pleasures and Speculations in Walter de la Mare’s Library.

Theorizing the experience

Room: P464.

Moderator:  Tor Arne Dahl.

  • 09.45: Massimo Salgaro: What is literariness?
  • 10.15: Marianne Martens: Reading the Readers: Tracking Visible Online Reading Audiences.

Reading: Politics and   democracy

Room: P469.

Moderator: Helge Ridderstrøm.

  • 09.45: Eva Maria Koopman: Reading about grief: Readers’ reasons for and experiences with reading A.F.Th. van der Heijden’s ‘requiem novel’ Tonio.
  • 10.15: Tonje Vold: Enabling the Testimony: Reading/Writing Trauma in Post 22 of July Blogs.

10.45–11.15: Coffee and Fruit Break.

11.15–12.45: Parallel sessions

Materiality and digital media

Room: S141.

Moderator: Tor Arne Dahl.

  • 11.15: Adam Girard: The Ownership Experience: Agency and Presence with Electronic Books.
  • 11.45: Anne Mangen: Experiential reading on tablets and e-books.
  • 12.15: Axel Kuhn: Reading experience and mobile devices.

Theorizing the experience

Room: P464.

Moderator: Helge Ridderstrøm.

  • 11.15: Cecilia Therman: The individual and shared aspects of a reading experience.
  • 11.45: Torsten Petterson: The Case for Interpretation in Empirical Studies: Stages of Literary Proficiency among Readers Aged 16 to 25.
  • 12.15: Anežka Kuzmičová: How the reader's body meets the reader's consciousness: four basic types of narrative mental imagery.

Reading /health

Room: P469.

Moderator: Michael Preminger.

  • 11.15: Mette Steenberg: The role of facilitation in reading engagement and outcome: An empirical study of “shared reading” groups.
  • 11.45: Lisbeth Stenberg: Creative reading - fiction and health.
  • 12.15: Liz Brewster: More benefit from a well-stocked library than a well-stocked pharmacy: How do readers use books as therapy?

12.45–13.45: Lunch.

13.45–15.15: Parallel sessions

Materiality and digital media

Room: S141.

Moderator: Åse Kristine Tveit.

  • 13.45: Jen (J.L.) Pecoskie: ‘What is the meaning of the book?’: Readers’ perceptions of the electronic reading device and changing formats.
  • 14.15: Dick Swart: The Fluid Novel: A Comparison Between Static and Dynamic Literature.
  • 14.45: Frank Hakemulder: Two forms of absorption and their interplay.

Reading and everyday practices

Room: P464.

Moderator: Svanhild Aabø.

  • 13.45: Jenny Bergenmar & Maria Karlsson: Evidence of Reading? The Swedish Public’s Letters to Selma Lagerlöf and the question of quantitative and qualitative approaches to the history of reading.
  • 14.15: Kevin J. James: The Hotel  & Inn Visitors’ Book in Victorian Reading Culture. Reading the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel Book.
  • 14.45: Jennifer Nolan-Stinson: Reading the Shelves: Book Display & the Creation of Readerly Identity.

Social practices –experiences of young adults reading

Room: P469.

Moderator: Anne Mangen.

  • 13.45: Maria Wennerström Wohrne: Leaving the door open, ajar or closed to literary fiction. Teenagers’ attitudes towards reading and literary texts.
  • 14.45: Anna Lyngfelt: L2 learners’ prior knowledge and reading comprehension.
  • 14.45: Olle Nordberg: Has Reading Fiction Become Mere Entertainment? The Attitude of Swedish Teenagers in 2000 and 2012.

15.30–16.00: Plenary: Conclusion.

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