CfP: Nordic Association for Romantic Studies 2024 International Symposium

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Call for Papers: Romanticism Today 

Venue: Umeå University, in person 

Date: September 19-20, 2024 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton) 

Romanticism today embodies an evolving discourse that transcends traditional  boundaries as a mosaic of diverse literary cultures and media landscapes. Over the  past years, the connotations of the “present” and its relevance within the domain of  Romanticism have encompassed pivotal strands ranging from reading methods and  book histories, artifacts and cultural heritage in the digital age, visual cultures then  and now, ecology and the Anthropocene, gender and identity, national and  translational borders. 

With the 20th anniversary of the Nordic Association for Romantic Studies (NARS) approaching in 2024, we welcome diverse approaches from current research in  Romanticism that expand the material, aesthetic, historical, and disciplinary confines  of this field. Our objective for this symposium is to provide a platform for considering  the current position of Romanticism as a vital area of humanist inquiry and mapping its future trajectory. 

We invite proposals for 10-minute paper presentations in English. Topics may include,  but are not limited to: 

• Visual culture and aesthetics 

• Digital humanities, archives, and resources 

• Reading methods and book histories 

• Traditional media and new media 

• Gender and identity 

• (Re)conceptualizations of canons 

• Anthropocene and ecologies 

Deadline for proposals: January 26, 2024 

Please send your abstract (250 words) with a short biographical note and full address  and institutional affiliation to: and Email inquiries are also welcome. 

Executive Committee: Silvia Riccardi, Peter Henning, Katarina Båth For information and updates: