- Early modern literature
- Literatures in Dutch
Caroline Baetens is a PhD student at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. In 2021 she graduated her masters in Linguistics and Literature with a summa cum laude at Ghent University with a thesis on the reflection of poetical changes on stage in traditional Dutch and Latin theatre in the 18th Century. She finished the two-year interdisciplinary honours program Quetelet Lectures at Ghent University in which students are challenged to think about social issues from very diverse perspectives. In the academic year 2021-2022 she studied on a scholarship of the Collegio dei Fiamminghi and worked as a Dutch language tutor at the University of Bologna. She is currently working on the PhD project Gardens of Fear and Fame funded by BOF. This project provides an ecocritical perspective on Dutch garden and country house poems from the 17th Century (“hofdicht”) and focuses on the tensions between biophilia and ecophobia in these early modern poetic representations of gardens.