Ennio Rearwindow Sepia. Photo: Niklas Salmose

Project: Mediations of nostalgia

This study is the first of its kind, investigating the aesthetic and intermedial potential of nostalgia.

Facts about the project

Project managers and members
Niklas Salmose
Participating organisations
Linnaeus University, Freier Universität, Berlin och University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Riksbankens jubileumsfond
1 January 2024 – 31 December 2024
Film studies, nostalgia studies, comparative literature, intermediality, aesthetics, fiction, media (Department of Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

More about the project

Nostalgia studies is a fast growing interdisciplinary research field, but it has predominantly focused on the thematic, political, historical and sociological aspects of nostalgia.

This study fills a gap in creating an increased awareness of nostalgia’s aesthetic and intermedial aspects in fiction, and how it is entangled with current issues as well as how it is mediated and represented. The project also investigates nostalgia’s potential in ecocritical discourses. The results of this study will be presented in a monograph (Edinburgh University Press, 2025)

The project is part of the research in the Linnaeus University Centre (Lnuc) for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS)