This project is focused on young adults grown up within the internet society, 16-25-years old, and in the sensitive age when adult identity is being shaped and a new position in the social environment is being established. The aim of this project is to clarify the reception of literary fiction by these readers and how they relate their reactions and experiences of literary fiction to personal development and environmental orientation.
More specific, the project aims to answer following research questions:
As the results of the project will be published and presented at international conferences, they will replace speculative projections on the meaning of reading literary fiction to the internet-generation with research-based knowledge. The project will also result in development of contacts with international research-groups as well as in Sweden in interdisciplinary networking between literature, library and information science, and educational science.