Session on national poets and the Romantic imagining of nations at the REELC/ENCLS congress

Published on: 10. September 2015

As part of the sixth biennial congress of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, which was held from 24–28 August 2015 in Dublin and Galway, Marijan Dović organised and chaired the session on ‘The Romantic (Be)Longing and National Poets: Imagining a Nation in European 19th-Century Literatures’.

The session was devoted to comparative analyses of the textual strategies of the (Romantic) imagining of national communities in the literature of so-called national poets.

The session was organised in the framework of National Poets and Cultural Saints of Europe, a current research project of the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies. Besides Marijan Dović, Marko Juvan, Urška Perenič and Jola Škulj (all members of the project team), contributors to the session included César Domínguez (Spain), Sándor Hites (Hungary), Dimitar Kambourov (Bulgaria), Arne Merilai (Estonia), Manus O’Dwyer (Ireland), Carmen Popescu (Romania) and Katre Talviste (Estonia).