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Open Access Deconstruction – Unsettling Peace in Leeuwendalers (1647)

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Deconstruction – Unsettling Peace in Leeuwendalers (1647)

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From an international perspective, early modern Dutch studies inevitably appear to be a fairly traditional and, one might argues, even staunchly conservative discipline. The fact that the rigorous battle lines which Spies drew in 1987 are largely still adhered to within Dutch departments proves the tenacity of the discipline's 'resistance to theory'. The reactions to Frans-Willem Korsten's recent book Vondel belicht (Sovereignty as Inviolability), in which the author makes use of the work of both early modern and post-modern thinkers in order to analyse the concept of sovereignty in the plays of Joost van den Vondel, serve as a good case in point. It is precisely the political potential of deconstruction that makes it a relevant theoretical framework for a reading of Leeuwendalers. Since the play is a self-proclaimed celebration of peace, the deeply political questions it touches upon have often gone unnoticed.

Keywords:deconstruction; Dutch; Frans-Willem Korsten; Joost van den Vondel; Leeuwendalers; Vondel belicht

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