Project

The body in the renewel of the Dutch novel on the borders of modernism and postmodernism (1960-1970)

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
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
Keywords
post-war Dutch fiction narratology bodily imagery
 
Project description

This project aims to examine the presentation of the body, and its innovative function in the renewal of the Dutch novel 1960-1970. On the basis of nine novels, which represent the different innovative tendencies, I first analyze the thematic description of the body by way of metonymy and metaphor, and the narratology of the body. Secondly, I investigate how innovative this thematical and narratological body has been.