Early Modern Literature

Research and education at Utrecht University in the field of early modern literature is organised within the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS), where literary historians work together with historians, art historians, musicologists and linguists.

The study of early modern literary culture focuses on literary texts written in a wide range of languages. Utrecht University houses literary historians of early modern Latin, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Welsh, and comparative literature.

Their work reflects a special attention for the sources (digitalisation and printed books) and the cultural context of the early modern circulation of texts. The Utrecht scholars of early modern literary cultures also engage with the present-day audience, providing opportunities to understand the impact of key texts of the early modern culture within the European context of the building of storehouses of knowledge, civic education and institutional development. This focus fits in with Utrecht University's strategic research theme Institutions for Open Societies.

News

27 October 2017
Co-edited by Jeroen Salman, this book demonstrates how materiality, sociality and spatiality contribute to a better understanding of early modern book history.
8 September 2017
Arnoud Visser, Nina Geerdink and Anna-Luna Post were awarded a KNAW grant to organise a colloquium on reputation in early modern Europe.
Bron: Wikimedia Commons
28 July 2017
Open Access journal Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) offers a home to state-of-the-art academic scholarship on any aspect of the early modern Low Countries.
21 February 2017
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. Paul Franssen received an honourable mention.
A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons
15 February 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.

Pages

RSS
Prof. dr. Els Stronks
Prof. Els Stronks delivering a lecture at the National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague