Dutch Literature: Older Period II
Reference AHTALE07000007
Taught in Language specific courses group Dutch (MA)List Language specific courses for Master of Historical Linguistics and LiteratureList Language specific courses for Master of Historical Linguistics and Literature
Theory (A) 15.0
Exercises (B) 30.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 150.0
Studypoints (E) 5
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Course included in exam contract
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Dirk Coigneau
Department LW10
Key Words

Literature, Dutch, Renaissance, Classicism

Position of the Course

The course aims at rounding out the students’ knowledge of seventeenth-century Dutch literature, acquired in the bachelor-course Dutch Literature III.


Each year a genre (e.g. tragedy, comedy, songs, epthalamia) or topic (e.g. the pastoral, Fate, Passion) will be explored on the basis of a selection of texts.

Starting Competences

On the basis of the preceding bachelor education, the student is familiar with the history of the different periods of Dutch literature and with the principles of literary theory.

Final Competences

To be able to present a clear, correct and coherent analyses of literary texts, orally and in writing
The student should be able to communicate the acquired knowledge of Dutch literature efficiently.
He/she should be able to investigate independently and critically a proposed subject on the basis of scholarly literature.
He/she should be able to apply the acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge to a specific task.
He/she should be able to develop an original view in the form of an elucidating analysis and cultural reading.
He/she should be able to report, both in writing and orally, on the results of his/her personal investigation.

Teaching and Learning Material

Cost: 5.0 EUR
An anthology of texts is supplied by the Department of Dutch literature.


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

The teacher supports the students in the preparation and the execution of their tasks.

Teaching Methods


Evaluation Methods

Periodical evaluation.

Examination Methods

Oral, examining the student’s insight.

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