Im Netzwerk der Kulturvermittlung: Sechs Autorinnen und ihre Bedeutung für die Verbreitung skandinavischer Literatur und Kultur in West- und Mitteleuropa um 1900

    Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)


    Modern Scandinavian literature as well as various societal and cultural ideas from the countries in the Northern periphery spread throughout Europe in the 19th century and became increasingly popular in the last decades of the century. Of utmost importance in this process were the agents of transmission – translators, literary critics, literary agents, reviewers, editors, language teachers, journalists etc. – the so called 'cultural transmitters'. These cultural transmitters, often women, lived and worked predominantly in the shadow of famous authors and are often overlooked in literary or cultural historical works. Therefore the thesis of Jiresch focuses on the personal histories of six women cultural transmitters, their lives, their work and their networks who each played a role in the European understanding of modern Scandinavian literature and culture. Three of the protagonists in these stories are Margaretha Meyboom (1856-1927), Marie Belpaire (1853-1948) and Dien Logeman-van der Willigen (1864-1925) who represent the Dutch-speaking region. The other three protagonists, Marie Herzfeld (1855-1940), Mathilde Prager (1844-1921) and Laura Marholm (1854-1928) were native German speakers. The present research focuses on three main questions: In what ways did they contribute to the formation of the image of Scandinavian literature and culture in their home countries? How were these women's networks constituted, and how did they influence their work? What role did gender play in the context of their networks, both in terms of their relationships with others, and in their self-reflection?
    Original languageGerman
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Norde, Muriel, Supervisor
    • Broomans, Pieternella, Supervisor
    • Langheiter-Tutschek, M., Co-supervisor, External person
    Award date14-Mar-2013
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Print ISBNs9789036760430
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Proefschriften (vorm)
    • Laura Marholm (1854-1928)
    • Erich Holm (1844-1921) pseud. van Mathilde Prager
    • Marie Herzfeld (1855-1940)
    • Dina Samuela Logeman-van der Willigen (1864-1925)
    • Marie-Elisabeth Belpaire (1853-1948)
    • Margaretha Anna Sophia Meijboom (1856-1927)
    • Oostenrijk
    • Vlaanderen (België)
    • Duitsland
    • Nederland
    • Sociale netwerken
    • Scandinavische boeken
    • Vrouwen
    • Vertalers
    • Bellettrie
    • Cultuurspreiding
    • Scandinavische taal- en letterkunde

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