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Literature and life

Workshop at HIOA

Place: The Conference Center at Oslo University College, Pilestredet 46 Date and time: Thursday 21. January 2016 09:15 - Friday 22. January 15:00

Thursday January 21st

09:15 Welcome. Short introduction by Cecilie Naper (Oslo and Akershus University College) All participants introduce themselves, their background and why they are here.  Chairs: Cecilie Naper and Thor Magnus Tangerås

10.30: Short break

10:45 Shared Reading – two groups lead by Dr. Jane Davis, Director and Founder of The Reader Organisation, and Prof. Philip Davis, Director of Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS). Followed by a shared reflection” on our experience of Shared Reading. Chair: Thor Magnus Tangerås

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Dr. Jane Davis on the development of the model and practice of Shared Reading and the history and vision of The Reader Organisation.

14: 45: Short break

15:00 Keynote Prof. Philip Davis (part 1): A presentation of research activities at CRILS – methods, research questions and findings.  

17.30: Dinner


Friday January 22nd

10:00 Keynote Prof. Philip Davis (part 2): Theoretical perspectives on Literature and Reading for Life.

11.00 Short break

11:10 Mette Steenberg (Læseforeningen DK): Forms and modes of Reading Engagement and how to study it.

12:05 Short break

12.15: Participants present ideas or work in progress. Chair: Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Where do we go from here? Ref. the two stated aims of the seminar:

  1. Develop academic network, research projects and publications related to Literature and Life. Discussion initiated by Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad (HIOA). Chair: Cecilie Naper
  2. Possibilities and Challenges related to the establishment of The Reader Organisation in Norway. Discussion initiated by Mette Stenberg, who will share her reflections of setting this up in Denmark. Chair: Cecilie Naper

The workshop will take place at The Conference Center at Oslo University College,  Pilestredet 46, second floor (tredje etasje)