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How does place shape your reading tastes? Do you have a greater affinity to novels that are written in your local tongue? Join the University of Wolverhampton’s Novel Perceptions team for an exciting experiment at the Black Country Living Museum. Using eye-tracking software that measures language processing, this event invites you to read Black Country fiction to understand how your socio-cultural background determines your interpretation of the world. This event will not only assess how people respond to dialect but also uncover preconceptions that they might have.

The event is drop-in (booking required) between 11.00-16.00, and at 15.00-16.00 there will be performances by Black Country writers R.M. Francis and Kerry Hadley-Pryce and a discussion of new research by Dr Esther Asprey and the Novel Perceptions team that shows the importance of regional dialect in the making of reading habits.

This event is suitable for all, though only those 18+ will be able to participate in the eye tracking experiment.

This event is part of the University of Wolverhampton's Festival Hub.