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Anezka Kuzmicova, Fil. Dr. litteraturvetenskap

Anezka Kuzmicova

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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Email anezka.kuzmicova@littvet.su.se
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

My main research area is reading as cognitive process, embodied experience, and situated practice. Combining the framework of embodied cognition with text-linguistic and aesthetic approaches, my Ph.D. thesis (Literature/Aesthetics, publ. Stockholm U, 2013) proposed a model and typology of readers’ mental imagery in the reading of literary narrative.

My current research is divided between three interconnected topics: a) the role of physical environment in reading; b) the distinctive text experiences afforded by digital devices such as digital audiobooks and smart mobile phones; c) the relationships between text properties, personal variables, and empathic reader response.

My work is interdisciplinary, empirical-theoretical, and largely collaborative – I am always eager to work with researchers across the humanities and the cognitive and social sciences. I serve as scientific secretary and working group leader in COST Action IS1404 E-READ (Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation). Other sites: Google Scholar; Researchgate; Academia.edu. Full CV.

Research

Publications

1. Peer-reviewed publications

Schilhab, T., Balling, G., & Kuzmičová, A. (2018). Decreasing materiality from print to screen reading. First Monday 23(10). DOI: 10.5210/fm.v23i10.9435.

Mangen, A., Begnum, A. C., Kuzmičová, A., Nilsson, S. K., Steenberg, M., & Støle, H. (2018). Empathy and literary style: a theoretical and methodological exploration. Orbis Litterarum. DOI: 10.1111/oli.12193. [SJR 0.15]

Moret-Tatay, C., Gamermann, D., Murphy, M., & Kuzmičová, A. (2018). Just google it: an approach to word frequencies based on online search result. The Journal of General Psychology 145(2): 170­–182. DOI: 10.1080/00221309.2018.1459451. [IF 0.612]

Kuzmičová, A., Schilhab, T., & Burke, M. (2018). m-Reading: fiction reading from mobile phones. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. DOI: 10.1177/1354856518770987. [IF 0.950]

Kuzmičová, A., Dias, P., Vogrinčič Čepič, A., Albrechtslund, A.-M., Casado, A., Kotrla Topić, M., Mínguez López, X., Nilsson, S. K., Teixeira-Botelho, I. (2018). Reading and company: embodiment and social space in silent reading practices. Literacy 52(2): 70–77. DOI: 10.1111/lit.12131. [SJR 0.49]

Kuzmičová, A., Mangen, A., Støle, H., & Begnum, A. C. (2017). Literature and readers’ empathy: a qualitative text manipulation study. Language and Literature 26(2): 137–152. DOI: 10.1177/0963947017704729. [SJR 0.26]

Burke, M., Kuzmičová, A., Mangen, A., & Schilhab, T. (2016). Empathy at the confluence of neuroscience and empirical literary studies. Scientific Study of Literature 6(1): 6–41. DOI: 10.1075/ssol.6.1.03bur.

Kuzmičová, A. (2016). Does it matter where you read? Situating narrative in physical environment. Communication Theory 26(3): 290-308. DOI: 10.1111/comt.12084. [SJR 2.62]

Kuzmičová, A. (2016). Audiobooks and print narrative: similarities in text experience. J. Mildorf, T. Kinzel (eds.). Audionarratology: Interfaces of Sound and Narrative. Berlin: De Gruyter. 217-237. DOI: 10.1515/9783110472752-014.

Kuzmičová, A. (2014). Literary narrative and mental imagery: a view from embodied cognition. Style 48(3): 275-293. [SJR 0.11]

Kuzmičová, A. (2013). The words and worlds of literary narrative: the tradeoff between verbal presence and direct presence in the activity of reading. L. Bernaerts, D. De Geest, L. Herman, B. Vervaeck (eds.). Stories and Minds: Cognitive Approaches to Literary Narrative. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 191-231.

Kuzmičová, A. (2013). Outer vs. inner reverberations: verbal auditory imagery and meaning-making in literary narrative. Journal of Literary Theory 7(1-2): 111-134. DOI: 10.1515/jlt-2013-0005.

Kuzmičová, A. (2012). Fidelity without mimesis: mental imagery from visual description. G. Currie, P. Koťátko, M. Pokorný (eds.), Mimesis: Metaphysics, Cognition, Pragmatics. London: College Publications. 273-315.

Kuzmičová, A. (2012). Presence in the reading of literary narrative: a case for motor enactment. Semiotica 189(1/4): 23–48. DOI: 10.1515/semi.2011.071. [SJR 0.27]

Kuzmičová, A. (2005). En myrtenkvist i högra ögat. Torgny Lindgrens Legender i möte med bysantinska helgonberättelser. Samlaren 126: 204-248.

2. Invited chapters, reviews

Esrock, E., & Kuzmičová, A. (2014). Visual imagery in reading. M. Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics: Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Vol. 3. 416-420.

Kuzmičová, A. (2009). Skalin, Lars-Åke: Narrative, Fictionality, and Literarines: The Narrative Turn and the Study of Literary Fiction (review). Samlaren 130 (2009). 346-348.

3. Monograph

Kuzmičová, A. (2013). Mental Imagery in the Experience of Literary Narrative: Views from Embodied Cognition (diss.). Stockholm: Stockholm University. 177p.

Last updated: October 8, 2018

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