Living in Posterity: Essays in Honour of Bart Westerweel

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Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen
Uitgeverij Verloren, 2004 - Art - 365 pages
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 Living in Posterity, presented to Bart Westerweel on his retirement as Professor of Early Modern English literature at the University of Leiden, brings together thirty-nine essays on a wide variety of subjects and themes. The contributors, scholars from the Netherlands end abroad, have drawn inspiration from the many dualities that are characteristic of Westerweel's work, such as word/image, Anglo/Dutch, familiar/other, traditional/modern, and form/function. The result is a colourful mosaic of essays on history, culture, art and literature from the first century to the modern era. The binding theme of this richly diverse book lies in the idea of the continuity between the past and the present, the cohesion between what was and what is. As such, Living in Posterity is part of the larger project of the humanities to engage sympathetically with the past - to speak with the dead and keep history alive.

 

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Contents

Preface
1
William King Takes on van Leeuwenhoek in Parodies of Hans Sloane
19
A Lost Book
39
Gender and Genre in Jane Wisemans Antiochus the Great 5 5
55
Concordia discordans and Asian American Female Detective F1ction
69
The Germania
87
Amorous Palms
107
Robert Sheringham and the Cawton Family
133
An EighteenthCentury Amateur of Books and Science in Warmond
147
The Entry of Frederic
163
The Wife of Auchtermuchty and Her Dutch Cousin
181
A Preliminary Study
197
An Early Modern Play on Runes
221
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