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​The 2023 ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium welcomes interdisciplinary papers on history, politics, literatures, and lived experiences of multilingualism in the Neerlandophone sphere. The term néerlandophone was coined by literary researchers Sarah de Mul and Elleke Boehmer in 2014 to broaden the scope of what we study when researching the Dutch-speaking world. It has since been adopted by many scholars in a wide variety of fields, particularly in postcolonial perspective. In continued response to this terminological shift, this colloquium endeavors to move ‘beyond Dutch’ in the Neerlandophone world by bringing together researchers whose work centers not only Dutch, but also the many languages that interact with Dutch, exist (in tension) alongside Dutch, or are translated into or out of Dutch in interpersonal and institutional spaces.


14:00-15:00 Registration, greetings, and lunch

15:00-15:30 Airs de cour: French to Dutch melodies in the 17th century
Tine de Koninck (Universiteit Antwerpen)

15:30-16:00 Heterolingualism and intercultural minds in P.F. Thomése’s Izak (2005) and Koen Peeters’ Duizend Heuvels (2012)
Saskia Vandenbussche (Université Catholique de Louvain)

16:00-16:30 The Oppressive Silence of non-Translation: Absence of Indonesian in Rijksmuseum’s Revolusi!
Lucelle Pardoe (University College London)

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:00 Panel Discussion: Translation as Research Catherine Newell, Tom Macaulay, and Megan Strutt (University of Sheffield), Angela Lok Zhou and Nitya Raghava, (University College London)

18:00 - 18:30 Borrel

18:30-19:15 Keynote: Arnoud Arps (University of Oxford)

20:00 Colloquium Dinner (at Master Wei Xi’an, 13 Cosmo Pl, London WC1N 3AP)

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