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Dutch Literature and Translation Studies
The main focus of this research is the mobility of literary texts and the integration of literary translation in the system of literature. Its aim has been to experiment with suitable frameworks for investigating literary texts as they move among cultures by: i) applying ideas derived from philosophical nomadism to the work of Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom ii) using comparison of different translations of the same work to view translators as co-writers, eg Hella S. Haasse's (post)colonial novella 'Oeroeg' iii) investigating adaptation of texts for performance, currently applied to the Holocaust diary of Etty Hillesum iv) new project investigating quasi translation as in the detective novels of Nicholas Freeling.
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