Norlit21 invites scholars to examine the question of how space intervenes in literature and how literature produces and reconfigures perceptions of space. How can literature – new and old – help us think about the processes of spatial reconfiguration and conflicts of expansion/contraction? What new forms of cultural and literary spaces are currently emerging, be it in the literary form itself or in the spaces that produce, disseminate, and respond to literature? And what can a renewal in spatial approaches to literature give to the study of historical works, within established canons as well as the “great unread”?
We wish to encourage papers covering a diverse array of fields and approaches, including, but not necessarily restricted to:
- digital humanities
- book history
- children- and youth literature
- literary didactics
- sociology of literature
- literary theory, -history, and –criticism
Submission formats for the NorLit 2021 conference
Submission deadline: 1 April 2021
All scholars, from any country, with interests converging with that of the conference theme Literature and space, are welcome to propose panels, sessions and papers. The official conference language is English, while sessions will be partially open to papers presented in Scandinavian languages; some sessions might also accept papers in German and French.