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Mangen, A., Begnum, A. C., Kuzmičová, A., Nilsson, S. K., Steenberg, M. & Hildegunn, S. (2018). Empathy and literary style. Orbis Litterarum
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2018 (English)In: Orbis Litterarum, ISSN 0105-7510, E-ISSN 1600-0730Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents the design, methodology, and materials of an inter‐Nordic, empirical study of literary reading among students in teacher education, in which relations between literary style and experiential aspects of literary reading (e.g. empathy and transportation) were assessed empirically. The primary aim of the article is to introduce paradigms and measures from interdisciplinary empirical research on literary reading which is less known in a Nordic context but which is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. The participants in the study read Katherine Mansfield's short story “The Fly” (1922) in the original version versus in a manipulated version in which typical features of literariness (e.g. metaphors and similes) were removed. Combining quantitative measures of empathy, appreciation of literature, and aspects of reading engagement with qualitative methods, the aim is to probe deeper into readers’ subjective reading experience.

Keywords
empathy, literary style, literary reading
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14725 (URN)10.1111/oli.12193 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-07-12 Created: 2018-07-12 Last updated: 2018-07-12Bibliographically approved
Kuzmicová, A., Dias, P., Vogrincic Cepic, A., Bech Albrechtslund, A.-M., Cascado, A., Kotrla Topic, M., . . . Teixeira-Botelho, I. (2018). Reading and company: embodiment and social space in silent reading. Literacy, 52(2), 70-77
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2018 (English)In: Literacy, ISSN 1741-4350, E-ISSN 1741-4369, Literacy, ISSN 1741-4350, Vol. 52, no 2, p. 70-77Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Reading, even when silent and individual, is a social phenomenon and has often been studied as such. Complementary to this view, research has begun to explore how reading is embodied beyond simply being ‘wired’ in the brain. This article brings the social and embodied perspectives together in a very literal sense. Reporting a qualitative study of reading practices across student focus groups from six European countries, it identifies an underexplored factor in reading behaviour and experience. This factor is the sheer physical presence, and concurrent activity, of other people in the environment where one engages in individual silent reading. The primary goal of the study was to explore the role and possible associations of a number of variables (text type, purpose, device) in selecting generic (e.g. indoors vs outdoors) as well as specific (e.g. home vs library) reading environments. Across all six samples included in the study, participants spontaneously attested to varied, and partly surprising, forms of sensitivity to company and social space in their daily efforts to align body with mind for reading. The article reports these emergent trends and discusses their potential implications for research and practice.

Keywords
reading, reading environment, embodiment, social space, learning, media
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Educational Sciences Media and Communications
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14271 (URN)10.1111/lit.12131 (DOI)
Funder
EU, European Research Council, COST Action IS1404 E-READ
Note

Special issue: Reading for pleasure: supporting reader engagement, pp 59-113, May 2018.

Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Books on Screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market. Göteborg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The music and film industries have long come to terms with the digital, and now the traditional printed book is challenged by digital formats. The e-book has become established in most countries, but is still a small part of the book industry. In this book a group of researchers follow the actors involved in the Swedish e-book market, from authors and publishers to libraries, booksellers and readers during 2012-2016. Using surveys, interviews and other sources the main actors were researched and it is shown how they act and react towards the e-book and towards each other. While the main focus in on Sweden as a small language country, several international comparisons are made. 

Are printed books disappearing soon? How are reading habits changing when the book becomes digital? Which forces are driving radical change and which are holding it back? The book discusses these and related questions and shows that after a period of rapid increase in the production and use of e-books, several factors slow down the rate of adoption, but digitisation of the book is an ongoing process and the current e-book is not the end of the story.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017. p. 237
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13016 (URN)978-91-87957-69-7 (ISBN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Conclusion. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 209-218). Gothenburg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 209-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13022 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Nilsson, S. K. (2017). Cultural policy and legal issues. In: Books on screens: players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 61-73). Gothenburg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 61-73Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Humanities Other Social Sciences Law
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13018 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Kuzmicova, A., Dias, P., Vogrincic Cepic, A., Bech Albrechtslund, A.-M., Casado, A., Kotrla Topic, M., . . . Teixeira-Botelho, I. (2017). Reading and company: embodiment and social space in silent reading. Literacy, Sept
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2017 (English)In: Literacy, ISSN 1741-4350, E-ISSN 1741-4369, Vol. SeptArticle in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Abstract:

Reading, even when silent and individual, is a social phenomenon and has often been studied as such. Complementary to this view, research has begun to explore how reading is embodied beyond simply being ‘wired’ in the brain. This article brings the social and embodied perspectives together in a very literal sense. Reporting a qualitative study of reading practices across student focus groups from six European countries, it identifies an underexplored factor in reading behaviour and experience. This factor is the sheer physical presence, and concurrent activity, of other people in the environment where one engages in individual silent reading. The primary goal of the study was to explore the role and possible associations of a number of variables (text type, purpose, device) in selecting generic (e.g. indoors vs outdoors) as well as specific (e.g. home vs library) reading environments. Across all six samples included in the study, participants spontaneously attested to varied, and partly surprising, forms of sensitivity to company and social space in their daily efforts to align body with mind for reading. The article reports these emergent trends and discusses their potential implications for research and practice.

Keywords
Literacy, Education, Technology, Social Sciences, Literature, Digital media, Qualitative methodology, Situated cognition
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12558 (URN)10.1111/lit.12131 (DOI)2-s2.0-85028719151 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-05 Created: 2017-09-05 Last updated: 2017-09-19Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L. & Nilsson, S. K. (2017). Reading and readers. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 181-207). Gothenburg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 181-207Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Humanities Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13020 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Kuzmicova, A., Dias, P., Vogrincic Cepic, A., Albrechtslund, A.-M., Kotrla Topic, M., Minguez Lopez, X., . . . Teixeira-Botelho, I. (2017). Social Space in Silent Reading Practices. In: : . Paper presented at Books and Screens and the Reading Brain: International Scientific Conference Vilnius 27-29 September 2017.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Languages and Literature Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified Sociology Psychology Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13142 (URN)
Conference
Books and Screens and the Reading Brain: International Scientific Conference Vilnius 27-29 September 2017
Projects
COST Action E-READ
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, S. K. (2017). The authors and e-books: Opinions and practice. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 75-91). Gothenburg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 75-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Humanities Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13019 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T., Bergström, A. & Nilsson, S. K. (2017). The conceptual framework. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 31-45). Göteborg: Nordicom
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2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 31-45Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13017 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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