We are pleased to announce that the network Diversity in Nordic Literature (DINO) will be hosting its 7th conference at the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, October 28-30, 2020.

With this year’s conference theme, we focus on the Nordic literary canon traditions and debates with the aim to explore how and with what effects the literary and cultural canonization processes are staged and framed on political levels, in educational contexts and in Nordic everyday lives.

While canons are frequently presented as relatively homogenous (re-)presentations of the core values and collective identity in specific societies (nations), the debates about canon constructions point to significant examples of how inclusions of some groups always depend on exclusions of others.

Call for papers
Call for papers is now open. See and download the call here.
Deadline for abstracts is 26 June 2020. Please send your abstract to akbom@sdu.dk


The conference is organized by the DINO steering committee and by associate professor Anne Klara Bom akbom@sdu.dk and assistant professor Torsten Bøgh Thomsen tbt@sdu.dk, both affiliated with The Hans Christian Andersen Centre, Department for the Study of Culture, SDU. For practical matters, please contact the project coordinator at the centre, Anne Høgedal anhoe@sdu.dk


The conference has received funding from The Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.