Reader’s experience of style aspects reflected in online book reviews: a tentative model of style perception

  • Katja Tereshko (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


We aim to investigate how readers perceive style. For this we study how often and in what terms book reviewers note features of style. The investigation consists of three steps. We annotated 200 online reviews to indicate mentions of style and aspects of style, and which words reviewers use that refer to style. Second, we use these words to query a corpus of N= 382,207 reviews to find the most used characteristics of style. Third, we focus on notions of style related to readers’ experience to develop a tentative model of reader perception of style.
Period29 Sept 2023
Event titleIGEL 2023: Rhythm, Speed, Path: Spatiotemporal Experiences in Narrative, Poetry, and Drama
Event typeConference
Conference number19th
LocationMonopoly, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • style
  • review
  • response to style
  • metaphor