Emerson in 140 characters?

Professor Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Director of the Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL) and the MA (Res.) in Children’s Literature, writes:

CIRCL are delighted to announce that CIRCL PhD student Krissie West, working on American Transcendentalism and Childhood in her research, has been awarded the USA Emerson Society Annual Graduate Award. As part of the award, Krissie has been given funding to give a lecture at the Annual Emerson Society conference in the USA on her paper proposal, for which the prize was awarded, on ‘#Emerson in 140 characters or less’.

In her paper, Krissie considers what kind of ideas of reading are implied by the Twitter limit of 140 characters and specifically how this might be thought of in relation to reading Emerson’s works.

Krissie and Dr Jess Sage, also of CIRCL, together founded and run the Twitter rotation-curation account, @wethehumanities.

Many congratulations, Krissie!


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