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

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

by Thomas F. Shannon
     
 

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 of Janus and the perspective of time, are by experts on Dutch language and culture from the U.S., Belgium, and the

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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 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Readers of Janus at the Millennium will gain a sense of the state of Dutch studies in the world through a wide range of articles…of high quality. Scholars in the field will undoubtedly extend their knowledge and understanding of the Netherlands and Belgium and encounter new approaches to their subject.
— Jane Fenoulhet, University College London
Mlr - Jane Fenoulhet
Readers of Janus at the Millennium will gain a sense of the state of Dutch studies in the world through a wide range of articles…of high quality. Scholars in the field will undoubtedly extend their knowledge and understanding of the Netherlands and Belgium and encounter new approaches to their subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761828327
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas F. Shannon is Professor of Germanic Linguistics & Dutch Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Johan P. Snapper is Queen Beatrix Professor Emeritus of Dutch Language, Literature, & Culture at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. Germanic Literatures and Folklore from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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