National Romanticism in Finland

deadline for submissions: 
November 28, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Virtual Panel on “National Romanticism in Finland”

March 29–April 2, 2023

As part of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) 2023 Conference ( at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, FinnFest USA ( is sponsoring an online panel “National Romanticism in Finland.”

 We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Finland’s National Romanticism. Papers relating to the NASSR 2023 conference theme “Romanticism and Justice” are specifically welcome. Topics could include the following:

  • The Grand Duchy of Finland and the Russian Empire
  • Finland’s national awakening
  • Eugen Schauman
  • Social class and justice in the Grand Duchy
  • Language and the national awakening
  • The glorified peasant
  • Tolstoy and Finland
  • The Golden Age of Finnish Art (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature)
  • The role of the Kalevala in Finland’s national awakening

Please send a 250-word abstract to the panel organizer, Helena Halmari (, by November 28.