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  • To ‘Be Happy!’ - or Not to Be

    To ‘Be Happy!’ - or Not to Be

    In her research, Esther Op de Beek works on happiness in contemporary literature. In the context of our 'Arts in Society' theme, she challenges the common idea that we should always strive for happiness through a range of literary examples.
  • MOM 1: In Love with Your Stepmother

    MOM 1: In Love with Your Stepmother

    23 to 31 March is the Dutch National Week of the Book. For this reason, the month March will be devoted to this year's theme ‘de moeder de vrouw’, as the Month of the Mother (MOM). This week's blog explores a son's problematic love for his stepmother.
  • Academic research can be emotional as well

    Academic research can be emotional as well

    Last week, Rick Honings, Olga van Marion and Tim Vergeer presented their new book on dead children in Dutch Literature. In this post, Tim reflects on writing about a new genre and the particularities of the book presentation.
  • Donkeys, Vondel and Reve

    Donkeys, Vondel and Reve

    What do donkeys, Joost van den Vondel and Gerard van het Reve have in common? A lot it seems! In this blog, Tim Vergeer discusses why Vondel was a Reve avant la lettre, or better yet, why Reve was a second Vondel.