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Session [29.09.-02.10.2016, San Diego]: About Margins and Contact Zones: 500 Years of Dutch-German Cultural Interaction

Vom 29. September bis zum 2. Oktober 2016 findet in San Diego die 40. Konferenz der German Studies Association statt.

Die Session About Margins and Contact Zones: 500 Years of Dutch-German Cultural Interaction fällt aus Sicht der Beneluxforschung hier besonders ins Auge.

Aus dem Veranstaltungstext:

„This seminar will bring together scholars working on the intersections of Dutch, Flemish, and German culture. The idea is that in the case of smaller cultural entities like the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium, a “national” approach misses an essential aspect of these cultures: their higher receptiveness to impulses coming from surrounding cultural traditions. Because of their assumed marginality, such cultures have a meaningful function as contact zones. In the case of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we have three distinct but historically, geographically, and linguistically proximate cultures. Over the course of five centuries, discernible patterns of interaction, refraction, and projection have developed. There is a long and varied tradition of artistic, intellectual, and cultural interaction. Individual papers will offer case studies of these interactions and cumulatively contribute to new models for understanding their patterns.“

Es sprechen unter anderem:
Benjamin Biebuyck (Ghent University), Jan Ceuppens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Tobias Hermans (Ghent University), Lut Missinne (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Ulrich Tiedau (University College London), Beatrix van Dam (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Ine Van linthout (Ghent University), Hans Vandevoorde (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Hier finden Sie das komplette Programm im PDF-Format.