Dutch literature: Contemporary Dutch literature

lgerm2732  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch literature: Contemporary Dutch literature
5 credits
22.5 h
Vanasten Stéphanie;
Have passed the bachelor courses in Dutch literature and have a good proficiency in Dutch (advanced level, B2 + of the Common European reference framework).
Main themes
The course aims to familiarize students with contemporary Dutch-speaking literature. We will study the profile and positioning of the subject selected, from the second half of the 20th century right up to the contemporary period. Attention will be paid to various genres (drama, novels, poetry, short stories, essays) and media (paper, digital , film, audio)  The themes are illustrated by the analysis of representative works.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of the course, students:

-will have acquired a broad knowledge of Dutch literary culture.
- will be able to explain the main developments in the history of Dutch-speaking literature of the contemporary period
- will be able to analyze current literary texts taking into account various contexts,  demonstrating critical thinking related to the discussed topic.
- will be able to track, report and process significant information from current literary developments with some critical background
- will be able to produce a coherent and relevant discourse on a given problem, and articulate it accurately and clearly in both written and spoken form, and thus communicate their  knowledge to peers.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Orientation bibliographique:
- Hugo Brems, Altijd weer vogels die nesten beginnen. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2006, p. 484 e.v.
- Erica van Boven & Mary Kemperink, Literatuur van de moderne tijd. Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur in de 19de en 20ste eeuw. Bussum : Coutinho, 2006, pp. 270-307.
- Agnes Sneller & Judith Gera, Inleiding literatuurgeschiedenis voor de internationale neerlandistiek. 2010, p. 149-168.
- G.J. van Bork & N. Laan, Van romantiek tot postmodernisme : opvattingen over Nederlandse literatuur. Bussum : Coutinho, 2010, pp. 241-288.

Textes à l'étude :
- Tom Lanoye, Gaz. Toneelstuk. Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2015, 61 pp.
- Stefan Hertmans, Oorlog en terpentijn. Roman. 2013.
- Peter Verhelst, Zing Zing. Poëzie. Prometheus, 2016. 72 blz.
- Tommy Wieringa, Dit zijn de namen. Roman. De Bezige Bij, 2013.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German