Danish author Merete Pryds Helle to visit Kent

Danish author Merete Pryds Helle, funded by the Danish Cultural Agency and the Centre for Modern European Literature, will give a public lecture on Thursday 19 February, from 5-6pm in Cornwallis Seminar Room 5, entitled ‘The Narrative in A Digital Age’.

Merete Pryds Helle is a well-known and prolific Danish author with a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her publications cover many different genres from childrens books, radio plays, poems and novels including Fishing in the River of Life (Rosinante, 2000), as well as brand new genres such as SMS novels and iPad novels.

Her talk will focus on the many challenges literary fictions, and their authors, encounter in the shift from a paper format onto digital and social media, and on how these new media structure the narrative format in various genres. She will include examples from her own designs of literary apps, and SMS novels.

For more details on the event, please visit theĀ  School of European Culture and Languages’ research events website.