About Nordic Literary History Now:
Literary history is a core subject in literary studies on all educational levels in the Nordic Countries, but is often of as a subject in crisis. If so, should this crisis be met by an endeavour to defend national literary history, or could it be understood as a release of literary history with a beneficent effect on research and teaching? The starting point of the network Nordic Literary History Now is that current research in literary history and historiography in the Nordic countries suggests the last-mentioned, and the network’s primary objective is to examine the future possibilities of Nordic literary history writing from an offensive and constructive point of view. It will do so under the heading of three topics that point to current sites of development of Nordic literary history writing; namely new frameworks for literary history writing, new approaches to literary history writing, and new and renewed notions in literary history writing.
(Jens Lohfert Jørgensen)