International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) – Call for Contributions

The Scientific Study of Literature (SSOL) journal publishes empirical studies that apply scientific approaches to investigate the structure and function of literary phenomena. The journal welcomes contributions from many disciplinary perspectives (psychological, developmental, cross-cultural, cognitive, neuroscience, computational, linguistic and educational)

FUSION fund award to Private Gains and Retailed Literature

Bournemouth University has an internal funding scheme called FUSION, and I’ve been asked to announce a successful bid for the project Private Gains and Retailed Literature: pathways to an economics-based account of reading, beginning September 2014. At a policy level, literary

Reflections on the Symposium

With apologies for not posting this sooner, here are the thoughts of Keith Pretty, Associate Lecturer in Business Development at Bournemouth, on the morning session. The video he links to on You Tube is fascinating!   A blurry future for

IGEL 2014 report

I attended the conference in Turin for the first time this year, presenting a paper on Kindle Highlights and Public Notes which was well received.  Network members Anne Mangen and Torsten Petterson were also presenting, and Anne will be organising

Symposium Round Up and Materials

Thanks to all those who attended and participated at our recent symposium at the EBC in Bournemouth. A special thanks to our international participants, to Bob Stein for a fascinating keynote, and to our workshop convenors and chairs.  It was

Anne Mangen to lead EU study of Reading in the Age of Digitization

Many congratulations to Anne who has secured funding from the EU for a major study into the evolution of reading in a digital age.  The project involves partners from several EU countries, and also includes network member Matt Hayler who

DRN Members on the Conference Circuit

Here is a list of papers to be presented by some of our DRN members across the globe this summer… Katie Halsey May 30- June 1st , Chicago. Digital Approaches to Library History conference. Paper entitled: ‘Digitising the Innerpeffray Library

Digital Reading Symposium 19 June

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Reading Network will be hosting its first symposium on 19 June.  The event will take place in the Executive Business Centre at Bournemouth University.  All are welcome to attend this free event

DRN Monthly Curatorships

    At the meeting held in September we decided to launch a series of themed discussions to be curated by network members. Here is the proposed line up so far: November – Bronwen Thomas. The Wreader. December – Simon

King’s College CERCH Seminar Series

On 1 October, network member Daniel Allington will present the first in a series of e-research seminars at King’s College in London. Daniel’s paper is called ‘Network analytic approaches to the production and propagation of literary and artistic value’ and