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Here you find information about the research conducted by the university’s 65 professors, 173 senior lecturers, 170 lecturers, and 88 doctoral students (Mars 2019).

Julia Pennlert

Julia Pennlert

Senior Lecturer

Swedish School of Library and Information Science

Phone: 033-4354224

E-mail: julia.pennlert@hb.se

Room number: C513

Signature: JUPE

I work as a lecturer in library and information science with focus on reading and activities promoting reading. I have worked at the University of Borås since 1 January, 2017 and have previously been employed as a graduate student in comparative literature at Umeå University. In my dissertation, I examine the Swedish web community for poetry, www.poeter.se, from a literary sociological perspective. I study how the site works as a literary meeting place, the participants introduce themselves and their writing and how poems are read and written in the digital environment. I use a combination of methods and discuss the ways in which digital humanities and computer-assisted methods can be used in literary research.

In my research I have been interested in literature and literary agency's conditions in the media society, digital storytelling, use of media and digital reading. During the fall semester 2013, I was invited as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and had the opportunity to immerse myself in how digital methods can be used in the context of humanistic research.

I have previously studied literature, children's literature, and media and communication studies at the University of Gothenburg.