IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1623: Classical and Medieval Concepts of Learning in the Drama of 16th-Century Dutch Rhetoricians

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Femke Hemelaar, Afdeling Middeleeuwen en Renaissance Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Bart Ramakers, Afdeling Nederlands, Fries en Nedersaksisch
Paper 1623-a'For you are young and wild at heart': Audiences of Late Medieval Dutch Mythological Plays
(Language: English)
Anna van Herk, Afdeling Neerlandistiek, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Dutch, Mentalities, Performance Art - Drama
Paper 1623-b'Nequid nimis, dat is te segghen En niet te vele': Terence in the Vernacular as an Example of Moral Education in 16th-Century Antwerp
(Language: English)
Femke Hemelaar, Afdeling Middeleeuwen en Renaissance Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Dutch, Mentalities, Performance Art - Drama
Paper 1623-c'Come all ye artless, take pleasure in learning': Youth, Education, and the Artes Liberales during the Antwerp Landjuweel of 1561
(Language: English)
Jeroen Vandommele, Afdeling Middeleeuwen en Renaissance Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Dutch, Mentalities, Performance Art - Drama
Abstract

Dutch chambers of rhetoric played an important role in the field of education in the urban society of the Low Countries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The rhetoricians considered their chambers to be civilizing institutions, with drama as the most suitable means for public instruction. While current social, political or religious issues were often raised in these plays, their main purpose was moral instruction. This session will focus on various didactical aspects of the rhetoricians’ drama: the current moral topics, the sources on which the playwrights relied, their primary audience, and the strategies used to increase the possibilities of identification.