93161 - Dutch Literature 3

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will have gained a good knowledge of contemporary Dutch literature and culture.

Course contents

The former Dutch East Indies in the novels by Multatuli, M. Dermoût, H. Haasse, A. van Dis, in the non-fiction by J. Brouwers, G. Peek and D. Van Reybrouck, in the poetry by E. Deckwitz.


Th. D'haen, Dutch and Flemish Literature as World Literature, Bloomsbury, New York 2019.

Th. Hermans (ed.), Literature from the Low Countries, Camden House, New York 2009.

A. Erll, Memory in Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

E. Boehmer, S. De Mul (a cura di), The Postcolonial Low Countries. Literature, Colonialism, Multiculturalism, Lexington Books, Lanham, 2012.

K. Brillenburg Wurth, A. Rigney, The Life of Texts. An Introduction to Literary Studies, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam 2019.

Teaching methods

Students will write a paper and present it orally at the end of the semester.

Assessment methods

Oral presentation, written paper and oral exam.

Office hours

See the website of Marco Prandoni