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Dr. Feike Dietz MA (1984) is Assistant Professor in Early Modern Dutch Literature and Culture at Utrecht University.

Feike is project leader of the NWO Vrije Competitie Project 'Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age' (together with Marjo van Koppen). In this project, literary and linguistics aspects of language variation are analysed from an interdisciplinary perspective. A second research project focuses on the relationship between early modern literature and knowledge production: multimedial texts for childrens and adolescents as instruments of (visual, information) literacy.

Her PhD-project (2007-2011) focused on the interconfessional exchange of illustrated religious literature in the Dutch Republic. This topic has been the focus of several of her articles and her book Literaire levensaders. Internationale uitwisseling van woord, beeld en religie in de Republiek (Literary Lifelines. The international exchange of Word, Image and Religion in the Dutch Republic) (Verloren, 2012). Moreover, she edited the volume Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800 (Ashgate 2014).

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All publications
  2017 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (19.04.2017). Lezen, kijken en ondervinden in achttiende-eeuwse jeugdboeken uit Zeeuwse kringen. Hurgronje Lecture III, University College Roosevelt, Oude Stadhuis Middelburg.
F.M. Dietz (24.03.2017). Paper: "Creating young consumers on the early modern book market". Knowledge - market - affect.
Dietz, F.M. (06.01.2017). Wolken van tabak.
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (28.09.2016). Met fictieve peers op zoek naar de waarheid - Fictie als didactisch instrument in Verlicht-religieuze catechismussen van Samuel van Emdre (1781-1798). Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 131 (3), (pp. 3-25).
Boot, Peter, Dietz, F.M., Stronks, E. & Zwart, Willemijn (2016). Young Agents - Jonge auteurs op de vroegmoderne boekenmarkt. Nederlandse Letterkunde, 21 (1), (pp. 1-34) (35 p.).
  2016 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2016). Literaire tulpen over de grens. Vaktaal, 2016 (3/4), (pp. 22-23) (2 p.).
  2016 - Popularising publications
Dietz, F.M., Ham, L.J. & Pieterse, S.A. (07.12.2016). Gezellig, indianen verdrijven bij een kopje chocolademelk. De groene Amsterdammer, 140 (49), (pp. 42-43).
  2016 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (03.07.2016). Apprenticeship in Early Modern Europe.
Dietz, F.M. (02.05.2016). De hervormers onzer taal.
Dietz, F.M., van Koppen, J.M., van Engeland, J., van de Poppe, C.J. & Schraagen, M.P. (07.10.2016). Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age - Linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of intra-author variation. (1 p.).
Dietz, F.M. (01.10.2016). Leren lezen en schrijven door de eeuwen heen: bijdrage aan het Drongo Festival.
Dietz, F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2016). Negation in the letters of P.C. Hooft.
F.M. Dietz (23.06.2016). Organiser. Knowledgeable Youngsters Follow-up.
Visser, A.S.Q. & Dietz, F.M. (2016). Otto van Veen - Buitenbeentje en multitalent.
F.M. Dietz (24.06.2016). Paper: 'Reading spaces. The production of knowledge by reading early modern travel stories for children' . Knowledgeable Youngsters Follow-up.
F.M. Dietz (01.04.2016). Paper: 'The Fiction of Peer Learning in Eighteenth Century Youth Literature'. Mates, Mischief and Make-Believe: Children’s Peer Cultures, Past and Present.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. & Ham, L.J. (2015). De verleiding van de lezer - Wetenschapscommunicatie over pikante oudere Nederlandse letterkunde. Internationale Neerlandistiek, 53 (3), (pp. 213-227) (15 p.).
Dietz, F.M. & de Baar, Mirjam (2015). Een gouden leertijd - Inleiding op het themanummer. Zeventiende Eeuw, 31 (2), (pp. 262-266).
Dietz, F.M. (2015). J. van de Kamp, A. Goudriaan en W. van Vlastuin (red.), Pietas reformata. Religieuze vernieuwing onder gereformeerden in de vroegmoderne tijd. Feestbundel voor prof.dr. W.J. op ’t Hof. Ons Geestelijk Erf, 86 (III), (pp. 263-266).
  2015 - Popularising publications
Dietz, F.M., Ham, L.J. & Pieterse, S.A. (28.02.2015). Michiel de Ruyter is een reclamespot BV Nederland. NRC Handelsblad
  2015 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (15.11.2015). Organiser. Morfosyntactisch verrijken van historische teksten.
F.M. Dietz (26.06.2015). Organiser. Knowledgeable Youngsters. Youth, Media and Early Modern Knowledge Societies.
F.M. Dietz (28.07.2015). Paper: 'How to Use the Book as a Moral Touchstone? The Teaching of Media Wisdom and Morality in Eighteenth-Century Youth Literature.'. ISECS, 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
F.M. Dietz (26.06.2015). Paper: 'Skilled to Read the Book of Nature - Literacy Education in Physico-Theological Youth Literature from England and the Dutch Republic.' . Knowledgeable Youngsters. Youth, Media and Early Modern Knowledge Societies.
Dietz, F.M. (26.06.2015). Skilled to Read the Book of Nature - Literacy Education in Physico-Theological Youth Literature from England and the Dutch Republic.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2014). David J. Davis, Seeing Faith, Printing Pictures. Religious Identity during the English Reformation. De gulden passer, 2013 (2), (pp. 12-13) (2 p.).
Dietz, F.M., Morton, A., Roggen, L., Stronks, E. & Van Vaeck, M. (2014). Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800. (300 p.). Farnham: Ashgate.
Dietz, F.M., Stronks, E. & Morton, A. (2014). Introduction: The Function and Nature of International Religious Contacts in Northern Europe. In F.M. Dietz, A. Morton, L. Roggen, E. Stronks & M. Van Vaeck (Eds.), Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800 (pp. 1-18) (18 p.). Farnham: Ashgate.
Dietz, F.M. (2014). Linking the Dutch Market to its German Counterpart: The Case of Johannes Boekholt and a Newly Discoverend 1661 Edition of Levendige herts-theologie. In F.M. Dietz, A. Morton, L. Roggen, E. Stronks & M. Van Vaeck (Eds.), Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800 (pp. 237-256) (20 p.). Farnham: Ashgate.
Dietz, F.M. (2014). Simon McKeown (ed.). Otto Vaenius and his Emblem Books. Zeventiende Eeuw, 30 (1), (pp. 142) (1 p.).
  2014 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (27.03.2014). Paper: 'Visual Experiences in Children’s Catechisms. The Dissemination of Visual Skills among the Young.' . Renaissance Society of America annual conference.
F.M. Dietz (27.03.2014). Visual Experiences in Children’s Catechisms. The Dissemination of Visual Skills among the Young. New York, Renaissance Society of America.
F.M. Dietz (30.08.2014). Zeventiende-eeuwse jeugdliteratuur als schrijfwijzer. De verbeelding van het schrift als performatieve kracht. Congres Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw: Een gouden leertijd.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2013). Het achttiende-eeuwse kinderboek of de iPadschool avant la lettre. Vooys, 31 (3/4), (pp. 44-55) (12 p.).
Dietz, F.M. & Ponjee, L.P. (2013). Sara Burgerhart als leeswijzer: literaire socialisatie via lezende personages. Nederlandse Letterkunde, 18 (3), (pp. 79-100) (22 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. & Müller, J. (2012). De Spieghel in beeld. Hendrik Herps Spieghel der volcomenheit in Jezus en de ziel van Jan Luyken. Ons Geestelijk Erf, 82 (1), (pp. 59-84) (26 p.).
de Clippel, K.J., Blom, F.R.E., Dietz, F.M., de Baar, M., van Marion, O., de Landtsheer, J. & van Groesen, M. (2012). De Zeventiende Eeuw. HIlversum: Verloren.
Dietz, F.M. (2012). Literaire levensaders - Internationale uitwisseling van woord, beeld en religie in de Republiek. (397 p.). Hilversum: Verloren.
Dietz, F.M. (2012). Under the Cover of Augustine. Augustinian Spirituality and Catholic Emblems in the Dutch Republic. In K. Pollmann & M.J. Gill (Eds.), Augustine beyond the Book. Intermediality, Transmediality,and Reception (pp. 167-194) (28 p.). Leiden: Brill.
  2012 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2012). Bataven, zeehelden en de Nederlanders van vandaag. Oude teksten voor moderne kinderen. Vaktaal, 25 (4), (pp. 6-9) (4 p.).
  2012 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (12.01.2012). Crosscurrents in Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe (Universiteit Utrecht). Universiteit Utrecht, Crosscurrents in Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe.
F.M. Dietz (22.09.2012). Hoe verkoop je historische letterkunde? Nederlandse identiteitsvorming van historische teksten tot vandaag. Landelijke Vereniging voor Neerlandici, Jubileumcongres LVVN (Landelijke Vereniging voor Neerlandici).
F.M. Dietz (12.01.2012). Linking the Dutch Market to its German Counterpart: The Case of Johannes Boekholt. Universiteit Utrecht, Crosscurrents in Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe.
F.M. Dietz (22.05.2012). Pia desideria in kinderhanden. De illustraties uit Pia desideria in een achttiende-eeuws kinderboek. Congres Werk in uitvoering. Freie Universitat Berlin.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2011). 'Dark Images, Clear Words. Pieter Paets's Illustrated Devotional Literature from the Missio Hollandica'. In W. Melion & K. Enenkel (Eds.), Meditatio - Refashioning the Self (pp. 291-320) (30 p.). Leiden: Brill.
Stronks, E. & Dietz, F.M. (2011). German Religious Emblems as Stimuli of Visual Culture in the Dutch Republic. Church History and Religious Culture, 91 (3-4), (pp. 31-57) (27 p.).
  2011 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (28.06.2011). Exchange Networks in Emblematics: National Developments in an International Perspective. lecture at The Society for Emblem Studies, Ninth International Conference: ‘Looking Back and Looking Forward’. University of Glasgow.
F.M. Dietz (28.06.2011). Exchange Networks in Emblematics: National Developments in an International Perspective. lecture at The Society for Emblem Studies, Ninth International Conference: ‘Looking Back and Looking Forward’. University of Glasgow.
F.M. Dietz (21.10.2011). Reading by Writing. Early Modern Reading Practices in Manuscript and Print Culture. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Remix in Retrospect: Looking Back to See the Future of Authorship.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2010). 'Gedrukte boeken, met de pen gelezen. Sporen van leesinterpretaties in de religieuze manuscriptcultuur'. Zeventiende Eeuw, 26-2, (pp. 152-171) (20 p.).
Dietz, F.M. (2010). 'Natascha Veldhorst, Zingend door het leven. Het Nederlandse liedboek in de Gouden Eeuw' [Signalement]'. Zeventiende Eeuw, 27-1, (pp. 118-119) (2 p.).
  2010 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (07.10.2010). Pia desideria (1624) en de macht van confessionele grenzen. Barchem, Promovendisymposium Huizinga Instituut.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2009). In bonte samenhang. De veelzijdige eenheid in Triumphus Cupidinus (1628). Tijdschrift Voor Nederlandse Taal-en Letterkunde, 125 (3), (pp. 232-252) (21 p.).
Dietz, F.M. (2009). Pia desideria through children's eyes. The eighteenth-century revival of Pia desideria in a Dutch children's book. Emblematica, 17, (pp. 191-212) (22 p.).
Dietz, F.M., Stronks, E. & Zawadska, K. (2009). Rooms-katholieke Pia desideria-bewerkingen in internationaal perspectief. Internationale Neerlandistiek, 47 (3), (pp. 31-49) (19 p.).
  2009 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2009). Sprekende beelden, sprekende woorden. De plaats van de tekst in het onderzoek naar de Noord-Nederlandse receptie van Pia desideria. Kunstlicht, 30 (3/4), (pp. 40-46) (7 p.).
  2009 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (21.03.2009). A Catholic Awakening. The Reception of Pia Desideria in the Protestant Northern Netherlands. Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.
F.M. Dietz (16.01.2009). Geleende vroomheid. Intertekstualiteit als brandpunt van religieuze uitwisseling. De plaats van de tekst, Tweede Congres Nederlandse literatuur, Cross Over.
F.M. Dietz (29.08.2009). Lezen met de pen in de zeventiende eeuw. Bewerkingsprocessen in de katholieke manuscriptcultuur als sporen van leesinterpretaties. Pen, penseel, pers en podium. De medialiteit van cultuur en wetenschap in de zeventiende eeuw. Congres Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw.
F.M. Dietz (29.01.2009). Under the Cover of Augustine. Augustinian Spirituality and Catholic Emblems in the Dutch Republic. NIAS Wassenaar, Augustine beyond the book.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2008). Over/lezen (van) emblemen. Een nieuw vaderland voor de muzen als bron van interactieve geleerdheid. Nederlandse Letterkunde, 13 (2), (pp. 133-143) (11 p.).
  2008 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2008). Zappen door emblemen. De Zuid-Nederlandse embleemliteratuur Nieuw gelezen. Vooys, 26 (2), (pp. 60-71) (12 p.).
  2008 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (20.09.2008). De grenzen voorbij? Katholieke sporen in een verlicht-protestants kinderboek. Grenzeloos. Eerste Graduate Conference voor Letterkundige Neerlandici.
F.M. Dietz (06.03.2008). Over/lezen (van) emblemen. Dordrecht, Boekpresentatie van K. Porteman & M.B. Smits-Veldt, Een nieuw vaderland voor de muzen.
F.M. Dietz (28.07.2008). Pia desideria through children's eyes. The eighteenth-century revival of Pia desideria in a Dutch children's book. Eighth International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies.
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Dietz, F.M. (2007). In vogelvlucht. Nederlandse Letterkunde, 12, (pp. 285-287) (3 p.).
  2007 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2007). Lichten tegen bevriezing. Vooys, 25, (pp. 72-74) (3 p.).
Dietz, F.M. (2007). Rumoer. Vooys, 25, (pp. 61-63) (3 p.).
  2006 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2006). Literaire travestie. Vooys, 24 (1), (pp. 58-59) (2 p.).
  2005 - Professional publications
Dietz, F.M. (2005). Lolbroek van de neerlandistiek?. Vooys, 23 (4), (pp. 61-62) (2 p.).
  0 - Other output
F.M. Dietz (0). De Zeventiende Eeuw.
F.M. Dietz (0). De Zeventiende Eeuw.
F.M. Dietz (0). De Zeventiende Eeuw.
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Project:
Intra-author variation in negation: the letters of P.C. Hooft
01.02.2017 to 01.08.2017
General project description 

Within the dynamic linguistic situation of the Dutch Golden Age, we observe a type of language variation that has rarely been addressed before: variation within individual language users (intra-author variation). This becomes especially clear in the way 17th century authors use negation: they express negation in the Middle Dutch way (i.e. embracing negation, a combination of the negative clitic en and a negative particle niet; compare French ne…pas) as well as in the modern way (single negation: niet). In this Nederlab pilot project, we aim to describe and analyze in detail the linguistic and literary/rhetorical contexts in which these two variants of negation occur within the letters of the famous Dutch author and politician P.C. Hooft, written between 1600 and 1638. In this period, he used both forms of negation: as earlier research has demonstrated, Hooft stopped using embracing negation in 1638. This pilot project will enrich Hooft’s letters in the Nederlab corpus in such a way that we are able to search for grammatical properties that are specific for 17th century Dutch. We will then analyze in which linguistic, literary and sociolinguistic contexts specific types of negation and negation particles were used.

Role Project Leader Funding
Other grant (government funding): Nederlab
Project members UU
Project:
Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation
01.09.2016 to 01.09.2020
General project description 

The vibrant political, religious and cultural atmosphere of the Dutch Golden Age interacted with language. 17th century Dutch was a mixture of fading linguistic properties from the preceding language phase, Middle Dutch, and upcoming new ways to construct words and sentences. These language innovations were partly driven by migration, literary innovations and standardization processes.


Within these language dynamics we observe a type of language variation that has rarely been addressed before: variation within individual language users (intra-author variation). The famous author P.C. Hooft, for instance, uses the Middle Dutch way to express negation as well as a modern alternative. How can we account for this variation, seemingly randomly displayed by authors? This project will chart and explain the grammatical properties of intra-author variation, as well as the social- and literary-cultural factors that influenced the way individual authors used their variation in a strategic and/or creative way. The central hypothesis of the project is that the (internal) grammars of authors created a particular range of variation, which was systematically used by authors, based on contextual factors.


We develop a new line of interdisciplinary research as a necessary condition for an in-depth understanding of language variation, combining approaches from theoretical linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, computational linguistics and literary studies. We qualitatively investigate 1) how variation follows from the (internal) grammar, and 2) is related to the social and literary context, and we quantitatively investigate 3) variation patterns within and between authors and genres.


 

Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
Project:
Creating a Knowledge Society in a Globalizing World, 1450-1800
01.09.2015 to 31.12.2017
General project description 

The Global Knowledge Society is a large-scale research project that investigates the historical roots of knowledge societies. The innovative capability of the present-day knowledge society depends upon the large-scale collection and distribution of information on the basis of which knowledge is produced and multiplied. The process of production and distribution happens at a global level. Facilitating knowledge and information exchange is almost invariably accompanied by regulation of its distribution. This project investigates the historical roots of the global knowledge society. Its long-term ambition is to contribute to our understanding of the knowledge society in a global context and to gain insights in its development up to today. Researchers are hosted at the NIAS and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. The project aims to be highly innovative, not only in its approach and method, but also in its output. It will not only result in a number of studies and volumes, but will also develop tools for the study of knowledge societies in general, as well as a handbook on knowledge societies that can be used by students and senior academics alike. 

Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: Internationalisation Grant
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
GOLIATH (Genealogies of Literature, Autonomisation, Theory and History) 01.01.2012 to 01.01.2016
General project description
Deze Wetenschappelijke Onderzoeksgemeenschap van historisch letterkundigen onder de neerlandici in Nederland en Vlaanderen heeft als doelstelling: (1) het leggen van de grondslagen voor een onderzoek naar verschillende aspecten van de voorgeschiedenis van het moderne literatuurconcept (12e-18e eeuw), (2) op grond van deze bevindingen een aantal centrale vooronderstellingen ter discussie stellen die het literatuurhistorisch onderzoek in de Lage Landen traditioneel hebben gestuurd, met het oog op een verdere uitwerking in vervolgonderzoek en (3) het faciliteren van onderzoekssamenwerking tussen verschillende groepen literatuurhistorici die elkaar in de klassieke onderzoeksstructuren maar zelden ontmoeten, daarbij inbegrepen het creëren van nieuwe internationale onderzoeksverbanden. 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): sponsored by FWO
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Projectleider: Jürgen Pieters (Universiteit Gent)
  • en neerlandici aan universiteiten in Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Antwerpen
  • Leuven
  • Leiden en Nijmegen
Project:
he Religious Emblem Tradition in the Low Countries in the Light of Herman Hugo's Pia Desideria 01.07.2007 to 20.11.2011
General project description

The development of the love emblem in the Netherlands, from c. 1600 onwards, can be seen a as manifestation of the successful literary relationship between the northern and southern part of the Low Countries. The commercial success of Plantijn's first Dutch translations of emblem books, published in Antwerp, continued after 1600 with the publication of original Dutch volumes published in Leiden and Amsterdam. Initially the Dutch love emblems were mainly Petrarchist in tone and content. The suffering of the lover caused by the whimsical hard-heartedness of the beloved is expressed in clever antitheses and paradoxes. The perspective of the male lover is dominant, although his role is that of victim. Often it is the male feelings that predominate. The many early volumes of love emblems that rolled off the presses were intended for the "courting youth" young men and women in search of a spouse. The heyday of love emblems also brought the publication of several volumes containing both emblems and songs. Hooft's Emblemata amatoria is one example (with 71 pages devoted to emblems and 73 to songs and sonnets), but also the less ambitiously published Cupido's lusthof (Cupid's Garden of Delight) of 1613. Combination volumes like these allowed for optimal social use. As the genre evolved, the playful and often Petrarchist tone of the first volumes made way for greater seriousness. In 1615 the love emblem acquired a new dimension with the publication of Vaenius's Amoris divini emblemata, a free adaptation of his previously published Amorum emblemata. Religious love emblematics was thereafter to a large extent influenced by Cats's Sinne- en minnebeelden (first published in 1618) and by Hugo's Pia desideria (1624). Hugo's Pia desideria would become the most influential emblem book published after Alciato's Emblematum liber (1531): the book was reprinted 49 times, and 90 translations and adaptations were published all over Europe. Yet, the relationship between the profane love emblems, Vaenius's Amoris divini emblemata en Hugo's Pia desideria have never been studied systematically, although some partial efforts were made. The way in which the Pia desideria was used to help shape and form the Contra-Reformation in the South, as well as the way in which these emblems manifested themselves in the North have not been the focus of recent research. The 'Pia Desideria Project' is aiming to change this situation by publishing:
* a digital, fully searchable edition of the Pia desideria with translations (by G. Huijing)
* a doctorate thesis on the position and role of the Pia desideria in the South (by Lien Roggen, supervised by Marc van Vaeck)
* a doctorate thesis on its role in the North (by Feike Dietz, supervised by Arie Gelderblom and Els Stronks, titled 'Emblematic Dynamics in the Seventeenth Century: Word, Image, Religion' )
* organizing a conference to conclude to project, focusing on related research on the Pia desideria in the rest of Europe (organized by Marc van Vaeck en Els Stronks)

 
Role PhD Candidate Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
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Additional functions and activities

- Lecturer University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Secondary Teacher Trainer, Dutch Language

- Editorial board member De Zeventiende Eeuw (peer-reviewed journal on the cultural history of the seventeenth-century Northerns and Southerns Netherlands from an interdisciplinary perspective)

- Editorial board member Early Modern Low Countries (peer-reviewed journal on the early modern Low Countries from an interdisciplinary perspective)

- Member of the board of  the Maatschappij der Nederlandse letterkunde

- Tutor

- Major Adviser (Hoofdrichtingsadviseur) for Language and Culture Studies (TCS) for the major Renaissance Studies

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Room 1.65
3512 JK  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 8310
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