Telling Stories, Telling Lies: NWO Open Competition SSH XS Grant

Next academic year (2023-’24), I will be working on a research project for which I have received an open competition grant from NWO. It is titled Telling Stories, Telling Lies: The Role of Narrative Competence in the Detection and Interpretation of Online Misinformation. In this study, I map out the narrative characteristics of online misinformation and design a measuring instrument for ‘narrative competence’: knowledge of stories and the skills to analyze them. With a large-scale survey study among students, I will investigate whether narrative competence helps in detecting and interpreting online misinformation. The study will provide insight into how we can counteract misinformation through literature education. Below, you can read my full proposal.

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RMeS Winter School & Graduate Symposium 2023

This year’s RMeS Winter School (26-27 January 2023) will be organised by Tilburg University. For the latest edition of the winter school we invite researchers to explore, analyse, and (above all) celebrate the frayed edges of digital media culture – glitches, blurred boundaries, major or minor transgressions – and the creative potential of these ostensibly … Read more

OSL Ravenstein Winter School New Perspectives on the Novel: Histories, Forms, Representations

Utrecht, 18-20 January 2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo) Caroline Levine (Cornell University) Richard Jean So (McGill University) Although the novel has been declared dead many times (e.g. Gasset (1925), Benjamin (1930) Sukenick (1969)), we have never officially buried it. As a form of narrative prose it continues to engage writers, readers, publishers, … Read more

Inspiratiedag Digitale Literatuur

Kom ook naar de Inspiratiedag Digitale Literatuur op 13 september in de Bibliotheek LocHal! Met gedichtenmachines, VR, augmented reality, instagram novels, workshops, korte colleges, een discussie over de toekomst van digitale literatuur, en een openingslezing door mij. Hier meld je je gratis aan.

TSHD Digital Humanities Symposium: Fact & Fiction, Trust & Distrust

On June 29 and 30 the second edition of our TSHD Digital Humanities Symposium took place, organized by representatives from all departments of our School (Giovanni Cassani, Frederic Tomas, Inge van de Ven, and Sander Verhaegh). The program consisted of four keynotes and ten paper presentations, and was financed by THSD and Netherlands Institute for … Read more

Articles on Wie is de Mol, with Suzanne van der Beek

In 2020, colleague Suzanne van der Beek and I had a session with students in which we analyzed the popular Dutch TV-show Wie Is de Mol, as part of the course Participatory Art taught by Suzanne in the BA Online Culture. We wrote then wrote an article about the media networks and audience engagement surrounding this show, … Read more

Transformations of Attention. Transcriptions Center, UCSB, March 4

This event brings together experts from diverse fields to reflect on the interrelations between attention economies and the transformation of human capacities for, and modes of, attention. We will think through the implications of attention economies for the manners in which we attend to others, to media, and to the world around us. How do … Read more