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Allemaal beestjes. Mortaliteit en morbiditeit in Vlaanderen, 18de-20ste eeuw

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Book Series: Historische Economie en Ecologie ISBN: 9789038209043 Year: Pages: 262 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts --- History
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This book treats the spectacular rise in life expectancy during the last three centuries. It is the first study to bring together both published and unpublished material about the history of the health of Belgian men and women and to analyze it critically. Isabelle Devos studies the mechanisms of the historic fall in the death rate in an original manner and answers the question why research on the causes of this decline has not progressed faster. While the discipline of historical demography orients the first part of her book, the discipline of historical epidemiology provides the perspective taken in the second part, in which the role of insects as spreaders of disease is explored. Essential in her study is the importance of local medical practitioners who already at the end of the Ancien Régime warned of the dangers present in the environment. Their ‘ecological’ thinking created a consciousness that was decisive for the further development of healthcare.

Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives

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ISBN: 9789038215631 Year: Pages: 213 Language: English
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Subject: Psychology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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This edited volume is the first scholarly tome exclusively dedicated to Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the literary chronotope. This concept, initially developed in the 1930s and used as a frame of reference throughout Bakhtin’s own writings, has been highly influential in literary studies. After an extensive introduction that serves as a ‘state of the art’, the volume is divided into four main parts: Philosophical Reflections, Relevance of the Chronotope for Literary History, Chronotopical Readings and Some Perspectives for Literary Theory. These thematic categories contain contributions by well-established Bakhtin specialists such as Gary Saul Morson and Michael Holquist, as well as a number of essays by scholars who have published on this subject before. Together the papers in this volume explore the implications of Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope for a variety of theoretical topics such as literary imagination, polysystem theory and literary adaptation; for modern views on literary history ranging from the hellenistic romance to nineteenth-century realism; and for analyses of well-known novelists and poets as diverse as Milton, Fielding, Dickinson, Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis and DeLillo.

Beatrijs de wereld in. Vertalingen en bewerkingen van het Middelnederlandse verhaal

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Book Series: Lage Landen Studies ISBN: 9789038221076 Year: Pages: 416 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Languages and Literatures
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The research project Beatrijs Internationaal brought together about a hundred literary translators and researchers in the field of historical and modern Dutch literature, translation studies and related disciplines, from twenty different language areas. The participants immersed themselves in questions about the international circulation and reception of the famous Middle Dutch legend of Our Lady, from its origins to our own time. Almost a hundred adaptations and translations of the Beatrijs-story were found, and new discoveries are still being made. The case of Beatrijs brought about new theoretical discussions, cooperation and exchange in the field of Dutch Studies, as is demonstrated by this volume. By means of diverse approaches the authors show how a literary text from the relatively small geographical area of the Dutch language can circulate both inside and outside its linguistic borders in different periods. With their wide spectrum of research questions, methodological approaches and selections of material, the contributions are a reflection of the richness of international Dutch Studies in the 21st century. Inspired by translation, adaptation and reception studies, this volume helps us to answer the question which characteristics of a particular text make it a likely candidate for crossing linguistic, geophysical, historical, and other borders. This volume is a contribution to the historiography of the export and dissemination of Dutch literature.

Un double compromis. Enjeux et débats relatifs à l’enseignement universitaire en Belgique au XIXe siècle

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ISBN: 9789038217802 Year: Pages: 486 Language: French
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Subject: Sociology --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts --- Education
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This book reveals the history of discussions regarding university education in Belgium, from the abolishment of the old university of Leuven in 1797 to the promulgation of the laws on higher education in 1890 and 1891. Different issues pass the revue, such as the number and location of the universities, the entrance conditions, the educational programme and methods, the organisation of the examination system, the transformation of the university - from a vocational school to a research institution -, the training of future professors and the admission of women to the university. The general debates are systematically confronted with practical developments within the faculties of arts and medicine. A double compromise characterised both the debates and the practical realisations: between what was generally considered the French model and the German university system, and between the internal and external freedom of the universities.

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education --- university --- Belgium --- 19th century

Dynamisch Inter(- en Trans)disciplinair TaalOnderzoek. De nieuwe taalwetenschappen

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ISBN: 9789038208642 9789038208640 Year: Pages: 344 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- History of arts --- Science (General) --- Linguistics
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Language research is currently in a state of flux. The phenomenon of language is not merely the topic of investigation in linguistics, it is examined by a multitude of scholars with different scientific backgrounds. In order to examine how these various disciplines approach language, a think-tank was founded in 2002, called DITO, Dynamisch Inter(-en trans)disciplinair onderzoek, or Dynamic Inter- (and trans)disciplinary Research. The think-tank is located at the Belgian Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels). This book provides short introductory articles to the language research conducted by some of the think-tank’s most important members, from within the point of view of the following 5 disciplines: philosophy of evolutionary biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, sign language research and artificial intelligence.

Een ladder tegen de windroos. Nederlands tussen Noord- en Zuid-Europa. Contacten, confrontaties en bemiddelaars

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Book Series: Lage Landen Studies ISBN: 9789038226651 Year: Pages: VI + 159 Language: Dutch
Publisher: Academia Press Grant: Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In the meeting between Northern and Southern Europe – usually considered separate worlds – language and literature are important mediators. In this volume Dutch is a starting, arrival and meeting point for essays on linguistic contrasts and literary confrontations between North and South.

In het contact tussen Noord- en Zuid-Europa – vaak beschouwd als gescheiden werelden – zijn taal en literatuur belangrijke bemiddelaars. Het Nederlands is in deze bundel vertrek-, aankomst- en ontmoetingspunt voor bijdragen over talige contrasten en literaire confrontaties tussen Noord en Zuid. Onderzoekers gevestigd in het Middellandse Zeegebied analyseren onder meer culturele ontmoetingen met de Griekse oudheid (Hugo Claus en Pasolini) en Japan (Cees Nooteboom en Bashō). Ze bestuderen de identiteitsproblematiek van vrouwelijke migranten in België en Nederland in romans en verhalen van Rachida Lamrabet, Chika Unigwe, Yasmine Allas en Ellen Ombre. De cultuurbemiddelaarsfunctie van de taxichauffeurs van Abdelkader Benali en de karrenman van Hafid Bouazza komt eveneens aan bod. Ten slotte onderzoeken de auteurs hoe taalcontrasten doorwerken in vertalingen naar het Italiaans, Spaans, Catalaans en Turks.

Een monument voor het land. Overheidsstatistiek in België, 1795-1870

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Book Series: Historische Economie en Ecologie ISBN: 9789038211664 Year: Pages: 467 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts --- History
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In A monument to the country. Official statistics in Belgium, 1795-1870, Nele Bracke unravels why and how the Belgian state and its predecessors organized and developed an official statistical apparatus in order to collect numerical information. The study captures the underlying objectives and structures, as well as the methods to compile statistics. Nele Bracke investigates the meaning and significance of government statistics in the 19th-century State and society. In Belgium, early social scientists established an internationally renowned ‘statistical system’ designed to collect information about the country, the people and the society. This ‘statistical system’ was built around the ‘Commission centrale de Statistique’ (statistical committee) and the production of demographic, economic and agricultural censuses. In the first part of the book, the author analyzes the institutional history of the ‘Commission centrale de Statistique’ and its predecessors. In the second part of the book, she studies the censuses.

Ethiek van de lectuur. Frans Kellendonk en de (h)erkenning van de andersheid

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ISBN: 9789038219752 Year: Pages: 260 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Psychology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures
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To what extent is it possible for a literary text to contribute to the ethical development of its reader? This book tries to provide readers with a nuanced answer to this question, as well as with methodological premises to bring to light the ethical effects of a literary text. The novels of the Dutch author Frans Kellendonk (1951-1990) offer insightful contexts and questions related to this issue. Kellendonk is one of the most controversial Dutch writers of the end of the twentieth century. Today, he is mainly considered as a kind of prophet that advocated a certain scepticism towards a multicultural society. Kellendonk’s novels systematically put into question one-way interpretations of their works. They invite readers to find other interpretations, putting into question the simplifying conceptual framework that has shaped the author’s posture until now. They also lay the foundations for an ethics of reading that relies on the very diegetic world to which the reader can adjust his/her own reading. This ethics is more specifically an invitation to recognize the undecidability that every reading entails.

Hermeneutiek in veelvoud

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Book Series: Cahier voor Literatuurwetenschap ISBN: 9789038218250 Year: Pages: 164 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Psychology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures
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What will be the future role of hermeneutics in literary theory? Can we shape the future of hermeneutics by going back to its tradition and by looking at the way hermeneutics is relevant in other disciplines? The new issue of Cahier voor Literatuurwetenschap has two objectives. First, we wish to study the role of hermeneutics in other disciplines, such as the philosophy of history, theology, and the cognitive sciences. It will be clear that literary theory benefits from this interdisciplinary exercise. Second, we will have a closer look at the hermeneutical tradition in literary theory. Important chapters from the history of hermeneutics (e.g., Schleiermacher, Heidegger, Iser) are revisited and its influence in recent theoretical developments is considered.

Het anti-theater van Antonin Artaud. Een onderzoek naar de veralgemeende artistieke transgressie, toegepast op het werk van Romeo Castellucci en de Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

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ISBN: 9789038212739 Year: Pages: 336 Language: Dutch
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Subject: Arts in general --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts
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What does it mean to violate the law on a theatrical stage? This is the central question in the following examination of modern theatre, beginning with the avant-garde, but also including the contemporary and iconoclastic work of the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. For the historical avant-garde, art could be the gateway to a new and liberated reality. But then all of existing reality first had to be demolished, and its laws consistently violated. Ultimately, this transgressive programme ends in discouragement and self-sabotage. Such an 'anti-theatre' has been explored most extensively in the writings of the French director and essayist Antonin Artaud. A careful exploration of Artaud's work, emphasizing his actual theatrical productions, shows that this paradox does not necessarily lead to a dead end. Generalized transgression may lead to a theatre that belongs more to philosophy than to art itself.

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