Reading Fiction in the Internet Society. The Function of Literature in the Personal Development and Social Orientation of Young Adults

An important issue aroused by digital media expansion is its possible influence on modes of reading literature, associated with emotional, aesthetic and ethical experiences and cognition. How does today´s young adults understand the meaning of reading literature for personal development and environmental orientation? How can their modes of reading be described? This project, based on empirical studies, is part of the Swedish Research Council’s research theme 2010: “Uses of Fiction”.

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Finn 014-11

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  • Professor Torsten Pettersson,Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen,Uppsala universitet.

External head of research

  • FD Maria Wennerström Wohrne,Pedagogiska utvecklingsenheten,Uppsala universitet.


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