2023-2024 / GERM0013-1

History of Dutch Literature 2


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Erik Spinoy

Language(s) of instruction

Dutch language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Survey of the evolution of literary genres and study of the major authors and cultural currents in Dutch literature from 1700 to 1880.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to the history of Dutch literature in the 18th and 19th century. Improvement of the students' literary and cultural competences, and of their understanding of the mechanisms of literary evolution and historiography. Developing the students' analytical skills. Developing the students' skills to assimilate academic presentations and texts in Dutch.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good command of spoken and written Dutch.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Reading of representative text fragments and discussion of significant images. Autonomous reading of two Dutch-language novels.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Duration and period: 30h of theory in the 1st semester.

Teaching and learning method: lectures

Recommended or required readings

Workbook (available online).
Compulsory reading:

  • Hendrik Conscience, De Leeuw van Vlaenderen (pdf available on eCampus)
  • Multatuli, Max Havelaar (Prometheus, 2020)

Oral evaluation of the compulsory reading in December. Oral exam in the January session.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The text of the workbook is revised every year.


Erik SPINOY, Full Professor Department of Modern Languages 3, Place Cockerill, B-4000 Liège Tel. 0032-4-3665348 erik.spinoy@uliege.be
Marie VIERIN, Assistant Department of Modern Languages 3, Place Cockerill, B-4000 Liège Tel. 0032-4-3665370 E-mail marie.vierin@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available on eCampus.