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International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference (23-26.05.2021)

The Open University READ-IT colleagues Dr. Francesca Benatti and Dr. Alessio Antonini will attend the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference, 23-26 June 2021. They will present the paper “Into the Macroscope: Systematic integration of micro- and macro-scale study of digital reading”, as part of panel E-Reading: Reading and researching with digital…

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Transmedia Beyond Definitions

The UK team members Francesca Benatti and Alessio Antonini are organizing the workshop “Transmedia Beyond Definitions” to bootstrap a cross-disciplinary discussion on the emerging practices of cross-media reading and authoring. The CfP is open for a number of contributions ranging from research papers, vision papers to flash talks. The submission deadline is February 5th 2021,…

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Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics

In November 2020, Francesca Benatti and Alessio Antonini from the UK team of READ-IT, with Sam Brooker of the Richmond University of London, presented a new paper on Webcomics at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS2020). The paper “Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics” discusses the role of non-diegetic interactions…

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Cora Krömer dissertation defence 14.12.2020

We’re pleased to announce Cora Krömer’s dissertation defence, 14 December 2020, on reading testimonies on social networks. Here is her abstract: Digital technology is transforming the production, circulation and reception of written culture. These changes provide an opportunity to examine reading practices, whose decline is regularly deplored, and the pivotal moment in HSS–new objects, terrains…

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Release of the Experience & Observation

We’re pleased to announce the Release of the Experience & Observation (E&O). E&O is an ontology design pattern for describing the research case studies on experience. The E&O addresses the relations between sources of activities (e.g. reading) and the creation of observations of experience (i.e. sources of testimonies of experience), such as diaries, letters, marginalia…

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New Publication (July 2019): ‘Reading and Gaming’

READ-IT Consortium PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, together with Chloé Aubry & Cora Krömer (all Le Mans University) have produced a new publication, “Reading and Gaming” in a special issue of the journal Publije (2019), Issue 1. This issue was inspired by the workshop “Gaming & reading: compare, contrast and complement” (ANR Reading in Europe, programme EnJeu[x]…

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New Publication (June 2019): ‘All We Do is “Stalking”: Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks’

READ-IT team member Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University) and Associate Partner Dr Gustavo Gomez Mejia (Université François Rabelais, Tours) have a new peer-reviewed workshop article – ‘All We Do is “Stalking”: Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks’. This article provides an outline of an emerging reading practice – reading as stalking –…

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New publication (May 2019): ‘Reading seen as a Commons’ by READ-IT PI Brigitte Ouvry-Vial

An excellent article on ‘Reading as a Commons’ written by READ-IT consortium PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial has just been published in the journal Participations (16.1, May 2019). You can read the full article for free here: http://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/9.pdf

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READ-IT keynote and presentations at ‘READING CULTURE AND LIBRARIES IN CHANGE’ conference, May 2019

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial and François Vignale will both attend and present at the ‘READING CULTURE AND LIBRARIES IN CHANGE’ conference, at the University of Turku, Finland, 22-23 May 2019.The conference is organised by the Consortium LibDat: Towards a More Advanced Loaning and Reading Culture and its Information Service, with the University of Turku. It seeks to address the…

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READ-IT related seminar: ‘#ireadeverywhere: Performing Readerliness Online’, 18.03.2019

Professor Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University) will be giving a seminar paper, ‘#ireadeverywhere: Performing Readerliness Online’ on 18 March 2019 (5.30pm) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Professor Thomas is an internationally recognised expert on screen reading and you can find out more about the research projects she has run,  including Reading on…

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