READING PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE International interdisciplinary conference

Conference organizing committee: The Cultural Center of Sofia University
Alexander Kiossev, Department of History and Theory of Culture, Sofia University
Alexandra Glavanakova, Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University & Executive Director of AFEAS


9.00 – 9.30 Conference opening

Alexander Kiossev, Sofia University – Virtual Communities vs Imagined Communities Twenty Years Later

9:30-10:15 – Keynote speech

Tatiani Rapatzikou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Reading Digital Poetry: the Cases of Between Page and Screen and slippingglimpse

10:15-11:15 – Panel I │ Chair: Alexander Kiossev

Darya Lazarenko, Ukranian Shakespeare Center & Sofia University – “My Most Painted Word”: Illustrating Hamlet in the Digital Age
Reneta Bozankova, Sofia University – Reading the Readers’ Texts: Fanfiction and Classical Novels

11:15-11:30 – Coffee break

11:30-12:30 – Panel II │ Chair: Alexandra Glavanakova

Miglena Nikolchina, Sofia University – Books and Libraries in Video Games
Vassilis Delioglanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Challenging Reading Practices through Location-Based Games: The Case of Ingress

12:30 – 13:00 – Discussion

13:00-14:00 – Lunch break

14:00-14:45 – Keynote speech

Talan Memmott, Winona State University – Reading Beyond Writing: Signifying Strategies in Post-Digital Literary Production

14:45-16:15 – Panel III │ Chair: Reneta Bozankova

Alexandra Glavanakova, Sofia University – Screading += Crwriting: Collaborative Reading on Social Platforms
Georgy Niagolov, Sofia University – From Literacy To Postliteracy, Or To Multi/Transliteracy?
Darin Tenev, Sofia University – The Implied Reader as an Analytical Tool. Methodological Remarks

16:15-16:30 – Coffee break

16:30-18:00 – Panel IV │ Chair: Darin Tenev

Alexander Popov, Bulgarian Academy of Science – Vector Semantics and Algorithmically-assisted Close Reading
Danai Tselenti, University of Athens – The “Paradigm of the Gift”: a Framework for Assessing Collective Reading Practices in the Digital Era
Georgi Alexandrov, Sofia University – Book Reading Practices Among Children and Teenagers

18:00 – 18:30 – Discussion

Конференцията е финансирана от Научноизследователския сектор на Софийски университет “Св. Климент Охридски”

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