SASS 2024 -- We're Hosting!  And the call for papers is open now!

Submitted by Stacey Breitberg on

After the pandemic derailed our hosting plans in 2021, the Department of Scandinavian Studies is hosting the upcoming 2024 SASS conference, right here in Seattle!  And the call for papers is open now!


SASS 2024 will take place in Seattle, Washington at the Renaissance Seattle hotel, hosted by the University of Washington from May 9-11th. The presidential theme of this SASS meeting is movement.

This theme speaks to ‘movements’ as both contemporary and historical, strategic and reactionary as well as physical and ideological. The theme of movement invites us to examine the extent to which concepts that we assume to be fixed, stable, and unmoving may in fact be kinetic, malleable, and in motion. Past and present cultural, literary and political movements also shape our field, whether the so-called Scandinavian diaspora, pan-Scandinavianism, the Modern Breakthrough, or the collection and relocation of “Nordic” artifacts by archives and museums. SASS 2024 will be held in collaboration with the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, whose collections are constituted by the ongoing movement of people and objects. 

The organizing committee encourages submissions that explore the significance of movement in Nordic culture, film, history, language, and/or literature. Other topics and approaches are also welcome.

Please submit paper or pre-constituted panel proposals according to the instructions at the link below either to the general pool or to a thematic stream by December 1st. Specific questions concerning streams should be directed to Stream Chairs. You will be informed of your paper or panel acceptance by February 15.


Click HERE to submit!