About Netherlandic Studies
The UCLA Netherlandic Studies Program at The UCLA International Institute organizes events dealing with the culture, language, and literature of the Low Countries, taken in the broadest sense. Included are not only traditional areas of Neerlandistiek (Dutch Studies), such Dutch and Flemish history and art history, literature, and linguistics, but also such fields as Anglo-Dutch, French-Dutch, and Dutch-American relations, comparative politics, and Afrikaans literature.
Past Program Highlights:
- Prof. Frits van Oostrom, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
"From Scratch to Romance (and Beyond): The Beginnings of Medieval Dutch Literary Culture"
- Dr. Rolf M. Wolfswinkel, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
"The Tragic Dilemmas of David Cohen and Abraham Asscher: The Joodsche Raad (Jewish Council) of Amsterdam during the German Occupation of Holland in The Second World War"
- Prof. Teun Hoekstra, Leiden University.
"Language Acquisition from a Comparative Perspective"
- Prof. Paul R. Sellin, UCLA.
"Michel Le Blon and England, 1632-1649: With Observations on Van Dyck, Donne, and Vondel"
- Prof. Henrik P. Van Coller, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. AThe Impact of the Truth and "Reconciliation Committee on Contemporary Afrikaans Literature"
In June 1990, NSP members Paul Sellin (English), David Kunzle (Art History) and Robert Kirsner (Germanic Languages) served as the local organizing body for the Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies, sponsored by the American Association for Netherlandic Studies and held at UCLA. Over one hundred scholars attended.
For further information about the Netherlandic Studies Program, please contact:
Prof. Robert S. Kirsner, Department of Germanic Languages, (310) 206-4111 or by e-mail to:
UCLA International Institute