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New Work, New Reading

Project description

Novel work and reading in the spotlight

As the world evolves, so does our practice for work and for reading. The EU-funded NWNR project will investigate the Scandinavian digital book market in cooperation with three major institutions in the region’s digital literary industry. It will assess reading behaviour, engagement, consumption patterns and genre developments via computational methods and literary streaming data. NWNR will compare reading data, contemporary reader surveys and leading theories about the new work system. The project’s findings will benefit future research on contemporary reading, digital book publishing and computational methods in literary studies.

Objective

The research project New Work, New Reading interrogates the relationship between new reading practices and labor. By employing computational methods to analyze reading behavior, engagement, consumption patterns and genre developments, the project investigates reading in the context of our rapidly changing workday. The project is a case study of the Scandinavian digital book market, has established partnerships with three major institutions in the Scandinavian digital literary industry and takes place at a leading Digital Humanities center in Sweden. The project studies datasets which have previously been unavailable to Danish literary scholars: literary streaming data. Drawing on my expertise in literary labor studies, I will compare reading data, surveys of contemporary readers and influential theories about the new work regime. All in all, the project contributes to studies of contemporary reading, studies of digital book publishing and computational methods in literary studies.

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Coordinator

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 222 727,68
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Partners (3)