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History of Dutch literary education ca. 1890-1940

This project aims to explain how Dutch literary education in the half century before the Second World War was used as an instrument for the creation of a national cultural repertoire, with regard to the Dutch societal phenomenon of Pillarisation and the contrast between knowledge of the national oeuvre and personal expression.

The reconstruction of this period is based on:

Results of this study are juxtaposed with the historical growing autonomy in literature and with comparable foreign developments.

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