Bart Ramakers, Professor of Historical Dutch Literature at the University of Groningen and current NIAS Fellow, will hold a seminar on his research into gift-giving in Netherlandish table plays.
How did table plays change or transform their spectators mentally, especially when gift-giving was involved? How did they appeal to their spectators’ ability to perceive and think allegorically, and thus to imbue themselves and their surrounding world with non-literal, symbolic meanings? How were their spectators triggered to apply their ingenuity while engaging with the performance unfolding before their eyes?
About NIAS Seminars
NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.