‘Vrouwen baren het rijm’: Prudens van Duyse (1804-1859) als bemiddelaar van vrouwelijke auteurs

Janneke Weijermars*

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    The Flemish poet Prudens van Duyse was a leading literary figure in the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition to his work as a writer, he also acted as a cultural mediator and it is striking that, in his work, he paid exceptional attention to female authors. This article examines, on the one hand, the relationship between Van Duyse's formulated beliefs and norms about female authors; and on the other, his motives and intentions for bringing these authors so prominently into the spotlight. In addition, it reveals how he incorporated female authors into his romantic poetics and employed them in his cultural-nationalist program.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)299-321
    Number of pages23
    JournalNederlandse Letterkunde
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Nov-2019


    • women writers
    • cultural mediators
    • Prudens van Duyse

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