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'From Ninette to Tavern Princess': Lyrical drama and operas from the Southern Netherlands (1759-1907) and the position of Dutch as a singing language.

This research project studies the Dutch lyrical drama and opera from the Southern Netherlands, between 1759 and 1907. It focuses on the complex role of Dutch as a singing language and on the evolution and the function of Dutch lyrical drama and opera as an aesthetic experiment, a product of the Enlightenment, a linguistic proof of concept, an expression of Belgian and/or Flemish (proto)nationalism, etc. The research will be conducted on the basis of five carefully selected operas and works of lyrical drama.
Date:1 Jan 2013 →  31 Dec 2014
Disciplines:Language studies, Literary studies, Art studies and sciences
Project type:Collaboration project