To Distance the Near Past: The Representation of The Frencj Revolution in English and Dutch Texts (1785-95)

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • 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
representation Historical Distance French Revolution
Project description

This research deals with the representation of the French Revolution in English and Dutch literary texts from 1785-1795. I want to investigate what markts these literary texts in their ways of representing historical ecerpience. Despite their chronological and geographical proximity to the event they relate, their representation of reality happens with narratologocal markers of distance.