Ego-Media is five-year project funded by the European Research Council to assess the impact of digital and social media upon the practices and experiences of life writing and related modes of ego narrative.
It uses a combination of life writing theory and new media theory (including the notion of the networked self), participant observation of blogs, vlogs, social media and emergent sites, and interviews and discussions with selected online users.Find out more
Dr Rachael Kent recently spoke to BBC World News about how Facebook users assess its value as a social media platform.
Ego-Media’s Professor Clare Brant spoke at and participated in the British Library’s recent study day ‘Exploring Diaries: 1660-2019‘ on her research into ‘Diaries and the digital age’. View the full programme here.
Last month Ego-Media’s Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Rob Gallagher joined celebrity studies scholars Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin for a short symposium dedicated to the Kardashian clan and their impact on how we produce and consume life stories today (Hannah, as you’ll hear, was also joined by baby Arvo, who chips