In this essay, the author asks herself whether she can truthfully call herself a 'scholar of Dutch Literature and Language' and what this notion really means these days, since the different fields which traditionally made up the curriculum of Dutch Studies have increasingly grown apart. It would be a solution to discontinue Dutch Studies in their current form and to combine its constituent parts with other academic disciplines, based on the realities of research and the job market. Historic and modern literature could grow closer, by reflecting together upon different approaches to interpretation, so that the literary theoretical and the cultural historical angles could strengthen each other. The author argues that scholars of Dutch Literature and Language should throw the doors wide open and connect with other (inter)national disciplines.
|Translated title of the contribution||Women and children first? Some reflections on the future of Dutch literature and language|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|