The following is a tentative conference program. Unless otherwise indicated, the conference takes place at the University of Michigan International Institute located within the School of Social Work Building (SSWB).

In addition to events listed, selections from the University Library’s Dutch holdings and papyrology collections will be displayed. 

Thursday, June 2

9:00 – 5:00 pm       Instructor Day (3308 MLB)
                                        Peter Schoenaerts, workshop leader

6:30  – 7:30 pm        Registration/Check-in
                                         (International Institute Gallery)

7:00 – 8:00 pm       Opening Reception
(International Institute Gallery and 1636 SSWB)
Geert De Proost, General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the USA

Friday, June 3

8:00 – 8:30 am        Registration/Check-In (International Institute Gallery)
                                         Coffee and bagels

8:30 – 10:00 am      Modern Literature 1 (B760 SSWB)

  1. Lisa Vanlancker:  The Figure of the Perpetrator in Dutch-Jewish Literature
  2. Coen van ‘t Veer:  A sea voyage as a marriage trap: Gender in novels on the passage between The Netherlands and Dutch East Indies
  3. Suzan van Dijk:  Dutch 19th-century women authors and their “travelling texts”

                                        The Atlantic World 1 (B770 SSWB)

  1. James (Jesse) Sadler:  Exploring New Markets in the Sixteenth-Century Atlantic
  2. Julie van den Hout:  The Omnipotent Beaver in Van der Donck’s A Description of New Netherland A Natural Symbol of Promise in the New World
  3. Marsely Kehoe:  Tidying up the Past: Reimagining Willemstad, Curaçao, as a Dutch City

                                   Art History 1 (1644 SSWB)

  1. Glenn Benge:  Hieronymus Bosch and His Books: The Garden of Earthly Delights as Chronicle, Admonition and Allegory
  2. Leslie Blacksberg:  Imagining the Ghent Altarpiece in Spain

10:15 – 11:45 am   Linguistics 1 (B760 SSWB)

  1. Camiel Hamans:  Language Policy in the Netherlands
  2. Jaap van Marle:  Standard Dutch (ABN) as a straitjacket
  3. Riemer Reinsma:  From Limbabwe to Walifornië: Metaphorical toponyms in the Low Countries

                                   Documents and History (B770 SSWB)

  1. Kyle Dieleman:  Conceiving of the Sabbath in Seventeenth Century Kampen:  ‘Disorderly,’ ‘Public’ and ‘Scandalous’ Desecration
  2. Megan Blocksom:  Procession, Pride and Politics in the Medicea hospes: A Dutch Festival Book for a French Queen
  3. Ad Leerintveld:  The World of Constantijn

                                    Modern Literature 2 (1644 SSWB)

  1. Jan Lensen:  To Dystopia and Back. Belgian Politics and the Imagination of the Low Lands in Andy Fierens’s and Michael Brijs’s Astronaut van Oranje
  2. Linde De Potter:  ‘Vlaams, nondedomme!’ Imagining Flanders in the English translation of Hugo Claus’s novel Het verlangen (Desire)

12:00 – 1:15 pm     Carillon event
                                    (1420 MLB and Burton Memorial Tower)
                                    Diederik Oostdijk (special lecture):  Unity is Built                                                           on Harmony:  The Netherlands Carillon as Political                                                       Instrument during the Cold War

                                      Tiffany Ng and Sipkje Pesnichak (carillon concert):
                                      Selected pieces from the various dedication recitals of                                                   the Netherlands Carillon.

1:45 – 2:00 pm       Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
                                      Busses will depart at 2:00 pm
                                      Board busses at the Modern Languages Building (MLB),
                                     corner of Washington and Thayer streets, boxed lunches are
                                     included and will be distributed on the bus.

2:45 – 3:00 pm      DIA Arrival and Welcome by Curator Yao-Fen You

3:00 – 5:00 pm      Art History 2 (special session at the DIA)
                                      Celeste Brusati, moderator

  1. Lawrence Goedde:  Visions of the Sea and Sea-Faring in Two Dutch Golden Age Marine Paintings
  2. Rebecca Brienen:  Frans Post’s Brazilian Landscape (1665) in the Detroit Institute of Arts: a new framework for interpretation
  3. Shelley Perlove:  Rembrandt’s Visitation: the Dawn of Christianity and the African Servant
  4. Amy Golahny:  Pieter Lastman at the DIA: David’s Sentence for Uriah

5:00 – 6:45 pm         Explore the DIA
6:45 – 7:00 pm         Busses available for boarding/return
                                         Busses depart at 7:00 pm for Ann Arbor

7:45 pm                        Free evening

Saturday, June 4

8:00 – 8:30 am          Coffee and bagels

8:30 – 10:00 am        Linguistics 2 (B760 SSWB)

  1. Evgeny Kazartsev:  The Early Dutch Iambic Verse
  2. Marjolein Poortvliet:  Proeven as an acquired taste: Semantic change among gustatory verbs, from Early Middle Dutch to present-day Dutch
  3. Thomas Shannon:  From Dutch and Beyond: Some Issues for Historical Linguistics and Typology

                                       Modern Literature 3 (B770 SSWB)

  1. Esther Ham:  Crime fiction as reflections of Dutch culture
  2. Kees Snoek:  A controversial autobiographical novel: Badal of Anil Ramdas

10:15 am – 12:00 pm  Special Focus Session:  Circulation of Dutch                                                  Literature (1636 SSWB)

  1. Ton van Kalmthout:  Research into the Circulation of Literature
  2. Orsolya Rethelyi:  Dutch Medieval Literature Remediated. Max Reinhardt and the Circulation of Literature
  3. Jack McMartin:  Imagining the Low Lands at the World’s Largest Book Fair
  4. Francesca Terrenato:  Sara Burgerhart: Female Bildung in a Transnational/Translational Context Past to Present

10:15 am – 12:15 pm   Paleography workshop (1644 SSWB)
                                             Christine Sellin and Jesse Sadler

12:15 – 1:30 pm            Business meeting and lunch break
                                             (4659 SSWB; lunch not provided)

1:30 – 3:00 pm           Film and Music (B760 SSWB)

  1. Mette Peters:  Imagining Animation Films
  2. Henry (Henk) Aay:  American Eyes on the Netherlands: Dutch Films from the Netherlands Information Bureau/Service in the US, 1943-1974
  3. Tiffany Ng:  Muscular Bells: Hypermasculine nationalism in early twentieth-century depictions of Belgian carillons

                                        The Early Modern Period (B770 SSWB)

  1. Johanna Ferket:  Cultural interaction in Seventeenth Century Theatre of the Northern Netherlands
  2. Margriet Lacy:  Belle van Zuylen’s Place in the History of the Novel
  3. James Parente:  The Tragedy of Queenship: History, Gender, and Politics in Jacob Zevecotius’s Rosimunda(1621)

3:15 – 4:15 pm           The Atlantic World 2 (B760 SSWB)

  1. Paul Sellin (read by Christine Sellin):  The Colophon to Sir Walter Raleigh’s Waerachtighe ende grondighe beschryvinge van het groot ende Goudt-rijck Coninckrijck van Guiana  (Amsterdam, 1598)
  2. Marsely Kehoe:  Tidying up the Past: Reimagining Willemstad, Curaçao, as a Dutch City

                                        Art History 3 (B770 SSWB)

  1. Jun Nakamura:  Lines and Boats, Boats and Lines
  2. Erin Travers:  Jacob van der Gracht’s Anatomie for Artists

                                       Sociology (1644 SSWB)

  1. Ulrich Tiedau:  Pieter Geyl, Emile Cammaerts and the struggle for British public opinion of the Low Countries, 1919—1935
  2. Margaret Helton:  Cultural Differences between the Netherlands and the United States Regarding End of Life Care for Older People

4:45 – 5:00 pm         U of M Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
                                         bus departs at 5:00 pm
                                       Board busses at North Quad/Modern Languages Building                                          (MLB), corner of Washington and Thayer streets

5:15 – 6:00 pm        Visiting the gardens

6:00 – 8:30 pm       Banquet and Keynote Address
                                        Ton Broos:
                                        Wringing Beautry from an Obscure Language