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The DigLit project would like to introduce the "Children's Literature in Italy" project, led by Prof. Laura Tosi at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Find more information at https://pric.unive.it/projects/childrens-literature-in-italy/home

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Children’s Literature in Italy is a project that stems from the wish of the community of Italian scholars working on children’s literature and culture to share their work with the international academic and non-academic public.

Our mission

We aim to promote the work of scholars at all career stages, and from a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds; disseminate knowledge about children's literature and culture among the academic and the wider public; and create a space where people with an academic, professional, or personal interest in children’s literature and culture can gather information and engage with the latest debates in this area.

In the framework of the lecture “Genres/Periods of American literature: Narrative Didactics and Digital Storytelling in American Culture” a workshop called “Introducing Digital Stories – Methods and Approaches” was held on October 12, 2021 at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz. Andreas Schuch introduced the background and basic steps involved in the process of creating a Digital Story. It was emphasized that Digital Storytelling can be used in a very broad field and is not just meant for students with a teaching background, but for students from various fields, such as literature. Therefore, the students of English literature had to create a Digital Story by choosing a narrative such a novel, a game or a narrative poem to produce a creative digital story about part of that narrative. The overall theme of the Digital Story should relate to one of the topics of belonging, generations or friendship. A total of 9 Digital Stories were created, which were discussed and interpreted one month later in class together with Roberta Maierhofer, Nicole Haring and Andreas Schuch. (Text by Eva Bauer)

Contact us at for digital narrative workshop inquiries at your institution. Workshops can take place in person or virtually.

Further information:

Young Adult Literature in Discussion, Laura Tosi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) and Jennifer Schumm (University of Graz)

On Monday, May 17 at 18:00 (CEST), come and join us in a conversation with Laura Tosi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy) and Jennifer Schumm (University of Graz, Austria) on the topic of Young Adult Literature. The talk will be moderated by Dagmar Wallenstorfer (University of Graz, Austria). This talk forms part of the DigLit Discussion Series, connected to the Erasmus+ Project: "Lit. Up Your Phones: A Digital Toolkit for ESL/EFL Classroom to Combat Social Inequalities in Times of COVID-19 Crises". 

This is a crosspost of https://interamerikanistik.uni-graz.at/de/neuigkeiten/detail/article/diglit-discussion-series/

The next DigLit Discussion Series event is coming up on January 19, 2022 at 6.00 pm (online). Please find the poster attached and feel free to spread the word with your students and colleagues.

The event is open to everybody but a registration via email to is required. You will receive a link to the virtual meeting on the day before the event starts.