#YouthMediaLife & Friends

edited by Susanne Reichl and Ute Smit

 Susanne Reichl and Ute Smit (eds), #YouthMediaLife & Friends. Interdisciplinary research into young people’s mediatised lifeworlds / Interdisziplinäre Forschung zu mediatisierten Lebenswelten Jugendlicher ,  Vienna University Press 2024

From the publisher´s website:

This volume showcases interdisciplinary research on young people’s media lifeworlds originating from the research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna and its first international conference in 2021. From big questions about our research practices during pandemic times to smaller data sets focusing on specific platforms and historical or geographical particularities, the volume constitutes a diverse collection with a broad thematic heading and, as such, demonstrates the range and scope of this research field. It offers to its readers the opportunity to learn about broader approaches to interdisciplinary research and provides case studies that are very specific in their focus and illustrate irritations and concerns with contemporary media practices.


Susanne Reichl (ed.) is professor of contemporary English literature at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna and head of the research platform #YouthMediaLife. Her research interests include time travel stories, children’s and young adult literature and media, reading and the teaching of reading and literature, and the way that social media platforms create new book cultures and literary discourses.

Ute Smit (ed.) is professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna and vice head of the research platform #YouthMediaLife. Her applied linguistic research focuses mainly on English in, and around, education at the crossroads of classroom discourse, language policy, internationalisation, English as a lingua franca and multilingualism. She is presently involved in various international research projects and the chair of ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education).