Early modern poethood and selfhood. The representation of the urban individual in Eduard de Dene's 'Testament Rhetoricael'

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Testament Rhetoricael early modern selfhood Urban Culture Eduard de Dene rhetorician literature Dutch literature Literary studies
Project description

This project offers a reading of the Testament Rhetoricael [Rhetorical Testament] (1562) of the Bruges poet and playwright Eduard de Dene (1505- between 1576 and 1579) as a representation of its author’s individuality and ‘selfhood’. It will do this by confronting the collection to a number of theories about the ‘self’.