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10 December 2018
Last month the book 'The Grammatical Realization of Polarity Contrast' by Dr Stefan Sudhoff has been published. 
3 December 2018
Last week 'Lions', a translation by Kári Driscoll of Hans Blumenberg's 'Löwen', was published by Seagull Books.
13 November 2018
The case studies represent European women writers and comparatively reflect the nuances of their participation in a burgeoning commercial market.
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5 November 2018
Het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties (BZK) en de Taalunie hebben de campagne direct duidelijk gelanceerd.
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30 October 2018
We process it more easily when a woman performs a male activity than when a man performs a female activity.
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29 October 2018
Netspar has awarded a grant of €250.000 for a study into the effectiveness of existing interactive online decision aids for pension scheme participants.
28 September 2018
In July 2018 a special issue of journal 'Memory Studies' has been published, edited by Prof Astrid Erll and Prof Ann Rigney.
17 September 2018
In August the book 'The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age' has been published by Cambridge University Press.
10 September 2018
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Karí Driscoll and Jessica Pressman edited the volume 'Book Presence in a Digital Age'.
6 September 2018
Prof. dr. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth is guest editor of a special issue for the journal 'Comparative Literature', which launched on September 1.
3 September 2018
In August a Japanese translation of dr. Ewout van der Knaap's 'Uncovering the Holocaust' has been launched by publisher Misuzu Shobo (Tokyo).
12 June 2018
The New Jerusalem is the latest book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This bilingual English-Dutch prose poem was translated by Onno Kosters.
Neil ten Kortenaar
25 May 2018
Professor Neil ten Kortenaar, University of Toronto, will be a KNAW Visiting Professor attached to the Comparative Literature section in 2018-2019.
G20 protest don't be stupid
6 April 2018
ERC Advanced Grant for Ann Rigney, professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.
Dr. Els Rose
13 February 2018
Els Rose has been appointed Professor Late and Medieval Latin at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication starting from 15 February 2018.
Dr. Aoju Chen
2 February 2018
Aoju Chen was appointed professor in Language Development in Relation to Socialisation and Identity in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication
31 January 2018
Dr. Elma Blom, an expert in language development, analysed how children between the ages of 10 and 13 use 'textese'.
A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons
22 December 2017
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.
8 December 2017
A substantive collection of syntactic case studies of syntactic phenomena, an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers.
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7 December 2017
According to the PhD research by Anne van Leeuwen, timing and rhythm are important factors in conducting successful conversations.

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