Call for E-READ panels at IGEL 2020

After the publication of The Stavanger Declaration on the Future of Reading, the 2020 conference of The International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL) is an excellent opportunity to continue the discussion on the impact of digital technology and digital media on reading. It will take place in Liverpool (UK), July 1-4, and the call for papers is inviting presentations on the empirical study of literature and media, including but not limited to, cognitive processing of literature, literature/media and culture, neuroscience and literature, literary reception, reading and emotion, historical study of literature, and corpus analysis of literature.

A group of E-READ members is putting together 2-3 twin panels gathering contributions specifically related to reading and “the digital”, with the aim of continuing to promote the work of the E-READ community.

If you would like to submit your proposal as part of an E-READ panel, please send it to Federico Pianzola ( before December 8, according to the following guidelines:

Research reports including a short introduction, a description of the methods used, the key results, and a brief conclusion. Although research reports have priority, papers that address theory development and generic methodological issues will also be considered, provided they have clear implications for empirical studies of literature. For either category of paper proposal, the summary should be 600-800 words. Note: The IGEL committee will not accept proposals based on data that have yet to be collected.

Conveners: Federico Pianzola, Gerhard Lauer, Berenike Herrmann, Moniek Kuijpers, Simone Rebora.

Here is the conference website:

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