Friday, April 23, 2010

The Northern and Southern Netherlands as a Literary and Cultural ‘Entrepôt’ for Seventeenth-Century British Letters, 1603-1688

A one-day colloquium at Ghent University, Thursday 20 May 2010
Congrescentrum ‘Het Pand’, Priorzaal, Onderbergen 1, 9000


9.30am Registration and coffee

10am Introductory lecture: Prof. J P Vander Motten (Ghent University)

10.45am Panel 1
Caroline Bowden (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Assessing the significance of the English convents as cultural centres in Flanders in the seventeenth century’
Olivia Smith (Ghent University), ‘A “puddle of popish superstition”: Spa as a place of cultural exchange and the English literary response’
Ineke Huysman (Institute for Netherlands History, The Hague), ‘The Beauty and the Bard: Béatrix de Cusance, Richard Flecknoe and the English exiles in the Netherlands (1640-1660)’

12.15pm Lunch

1.30pm Panel 2
Helmer Helmers (University of Leiden), ‘International Royalist Iconography: Dutch Images of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell’
Karen Hearn (Tate Britain, London), ‘The impact of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) on British portrait painting’
Katrien Daemen-de Gelder & J P Vander Motten (Ghent University), ‘A Cloistered Entrepôt: the English Carmel in Antwerp in the mid-seventeenth century’
Marika Keblusek (University of Leiden), ‘Weathering the Storm. Metaphors for Civil War and Exile, 1640-1660’

3.30pm Coffee

4pm Panel 3
Sien Uytterschout & Marianne Van Remoortel (Ghent University), ‘The Late 17th and Early 18th Century Ghent Press and the London Stage’
Tessa Whitehouse (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Moses and Aaron, Hermann Witsius, and the international transmission of educational texts’
Frédéric Herrmann (Université Lumière-Lyon 2), ‘Menasseh ben Israel’s Dutch mission to England, or the Amsterdam Jews as the “intermediaries” of the Netherlands in England’

5.30pm Closing remarks

5.45pm Drinks

7pm Dinner



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