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CSS Conference 2019: “Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges “


Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen – Lund is proud to once again invite scholars from around the world to Lund university and to our biannual international conference!

This is the second international conference CSS organizes, following the successful first one held in June 2017 with the theme “Rethinking Scandinavia”. Four days of Nordic summer that yielded two written publications: CSS Conference 2017 — Rethinking Scandinavia, Selected Proceedingspublished in February this year, and the second issue of our Web Quarterly Rethinking Scandinavia, titled “Looking In, Watching Out”, which was published earlier this summer. The conference also contained the first instance of the Einar Hansen Lecture Series, held by Anne-Marie Mai about Nordic Women Literature in the beginning of the 21st century. A lecture that you can read and/or watch here.

The second conference will take place between May 16th-18th 2019 and it is titled “Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges”. A thorough call for abstracts, including an exposition of the title and suggestions of subthemes and topics, will arrive in the beginning of October 2018. We will also welcome suggestions on special panel discussions.

In keeping with our aim to establish a tradition, the second Einar Hansen Lecture will be held in proximity to the conference this time as well. The speaker and exact date will be announced at a later date.

With this announcement we once again welcome scholars of Scandinavian Studies from around the world to come to Scandinavia and to Lund university. The conference is dedicated to creating new personal and professional connections as well as strengthening current networks and friendships. The intellecual aim is to continue the mission stated and started in 2017 – that is, the Rethinking of Scandinavia through a broad variety of research into the relationship between the evolution of the Scandinavian cultures and the environment it evolves with and within – the World. 

September 17, 2018

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