Research Group Electronic Literature

Lectures on electronic literature for children

Two sessions of research presentations on electronic literature for children given as part of the ELO2015 conference are open to the general public, and may be of interest to librarians and school teachers as well as academics.

Screenshot from Tower of Jezik
A screenshot from The Tower of Jezik, one of many works of electronic literature for children discussed in these research presentations.

Main content

14:00-15:30: Children's Electronic Literature 1: Readings of Touch-Based Literature for Children

  • Kristin Ørjasæter (Director, The Norwegian Institute for Children's Books): "Hypermediacy in Garmann's summer"
  • Ture Schwebs (Høgskolen i Bergen): "The Numberlys: an interplay between history, urban life and technology in a children story app"
  • Ayoe Quist Henkel (Aarhus Universitet): "Motions in digital young adult literature"

14:00-15:30: Children's Electronic Literature 1: Remediation and Literacy

  • Nolwenn Tréhondart and Émilie Barbier (University of Paris 8): "Remediating a hyperfiction in ePub3: when digital literature meets publishing models. The case of children’s literature with The Tower of Jezik"
  • Lucas Ramada Prieto (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): "Reading Apps: an exploratory research on children's e-lit reading profiles"
  • Kamil Kamysz and Marcin Wichrowski (Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow): "Between paper and touchscreen: building the bridge with children's book"
  • Agnieszka Przybyszewski (University of Lodz): "To teach reading by playing (with) the literary wor(l)d. On Kid E-literature and Literacy"

The presentations will be followed by the opening of Kid E-Lit, an exhibition of children's electronic literature in the childrens' and young adults' sections of the Bergen Public Library.