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Janus at the Millennium: Perspectives on Time in the Culture of the Low Countries Thomas F. Shannon

Janus at the Millennium: Perspectives on Time in the Culture of the Low Countries

Thomas F. Shannon

Published May 26th 2004
ISBN : 9780761828327
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328 pages
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This volume contains a selection of articles originally presented at the Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies held at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. These revised contributions, relating to the common theme ofMoreThis volume contains a selection of articles originally presented at the Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies held at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. These revised contributions, relating to the common theme of Janus and the perspective of time, are by experts on Dutch language and culture from the U.S., Belgium, and the Netherlands. The studies deal with a variety of topics ranging from language and literature to history and art history. Literary studies deal with modern poetry and the novel from a number of different viewpoints_postmodernism, colonialism, and queer theory_while historical pieces treat diverse areas such as World War II, Dutch-Jewish relations, the Dutch East Indies, and the concepts of time, clemency, and causality in Dutch history. Moreover, several studies treat various aspects of the Dutch language, examining language in prose and poetry, word order in comparison with English, the philosophy of language, and language planning for the 21st century. In all, these 27 articles offer an exciting palette of approaches to the question of time in Dutch and will therefore be of interest to scholars from these fields as well as non-specialists with an interest in the culture of the Low Countries.