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2017
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The Flying Dutchman

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Course code
C21
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1100
Level
Bachelor level

This course offers the opportunity to study Dutch literature (1300-2016) in a global perspective. Point of departure are best-sellers that have received international acclaim, for instance Anne Franks’ diary. We study, in addition, textual motifs such as the urban legend of the ghost ship ‘the Flying Dutchman’ that resonates in world literature, turned into the symbol of Dutch colonial politics and serves as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ emblematic advertisement.

This course offers the opportunity to study Dutch literature (1300-2016) in a global perspective. Point of departure are best-sellers that have received international acclaim, for instance Anne Franks’ diary. We study, in addition, textual motifs such as the urban legend of the ghost ship ‘the Flying Dutchman’ that resonates in world literature, turned into the symbol of Dutch colonial politics and serves as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ emblematic advertisement. Excursions will take you to a Dutch publishing house, the Museum Plantin-Moretus (a famous early modern publishing house now part of UNESCO’s world-class heritage), the Miffy Museum and the house of Anne Frank.

Tags: dutch literary treasures, dutch culture and globalisation, the netherlands

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COURSE LEADER

Prof. dr. Bart Besamusca

LECTURERS

dr. Martine Veldhuizen, dr. Agnes Andeweg

TARGET GROUP

The program is open for all those interested in literature and culture, particularly Dutch literature and Dutch culture. We welcome participants from all disciplines, although the course will focus on the humanities and social sciences. We will assign specific course work to students with (some) fluency in the Dutch language.

COURSE AIM

This course introduces students to the past and present of Dutch efforts to cope with a globalizing world. By studying the responses of the Dutch language and culture to the international context, the program offers the participating students an incentive to reflect anew on their own culture and society in an international atmosphere.

STUDY LOAD

During this intensive two-week program with lectures, seminar groups and excursions, you will experience the world of Dutch literature from a global perspective. Together with other students you are expected to work on group presentations and assignments, for instance dedicated to the investigation of the preparation Dutch publishing houses made for Frankfurter Buchmesse now that the Netherlands and Flanders have jointly presented themselves as guests of honour at the 2016 edition of the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

10 lectures: 120 minutes
8 seminars: 90 minutes
2 days excursion
1 exam
1 certificate ceremony

FEE

• € 1100 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 750 - Course + course materials

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS



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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Bart Besamusca
T: +31 (0)30-2536266
E: a.a.m.besamusca@uu.nl

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 01 July 2017

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