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In and Outside of the Netherlands in the Contemporary Historical Novel : Guinevere Glasfurd’s The Words in My Hand



Year of publication 2020
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Using concepts from Imagology, the contribution examined one of the most recent British historical novels dealing with the seventeenth-century Netherlands, Guinevere Glasfurd’s The Words in My Hand (2016) and argued that the characterization of the country and its inhabitants in the novel is even nowadays strongly influenced by stereotypical images. However, the novel does not use these stereotypes with the purpose of strengthening a nationalistic feeling or to establish the Other, but makes use of clichés and tropes in order to highlight personal traits of the characters and create sympathies and antipathies in the reader.
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