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Ton van Kalmthout studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen) and gained his Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on multidisciplinary art clubs in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914. He worked as a teacher of Dutch at secondary school, and taught at the teacher-training programmes for Dutch at Hogeschool Rotterdam and the University of Leiden. He also worked as a teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the Dutch Language and Culture Section of the University of Groningen. Since 2005, he is a senior researcher at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. His field of interest is the international distribution and reception of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Publications

Selection:
  • ‘Translation as a Complementary Factor in Cultural Repertoire Formation’, in: Arcadia 44 (2009) 2, p. 335-351.
  • ‘The Sound of Literature. Secondary School Teaching on Reading Aloud and Silent Reading, 1880-1940’, in: Graham Allen, Carrie Griffin & Mary O’Connell (eds.), Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011, p. 143-153, 191-194.
  • ‘Futurism in the Netherlands, 1909-1940’ in: Günter Berghaus (ed.), International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2014. Berlin-Boston: De Gruyter, 2014, 165-201.
  • ‘Scientification and Popularization in the Historiography of World Literature, 1850-1950. A Dutch Case Study’, in: Rens Bod, Jaap Maat & Thijs Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities. Volume III: The Modern Humanities. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014, 299-311.
  • ‘Beam of a Many-Coloured Spectrum. Comparative Literature in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century’, in: Ton van Kalmthout & Huib Zuidervaart (eds.), The Practice of Philology in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015, 179-207.
  • With Elke Brems and Orsolya Réthelyi (eds.), Doing Double Dutch. The International Trajectories of Literature from the Low Countries. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017.
  • ‘A happy child who skips about amongst distinguished people. The Reception of William Blake in the Netherlands’, in: Sibylle Erle and Morton D. Paley (eds.), The Reception of William Blake in Europe. London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming)
  • ‘An End to Oppression and Violence. The Representation of Waterloo in Dutch-Language Theatre between 1815 and 1915’, in: Interférences Littéraires / Literaire Interferenties (forthcoming).
  • With Rick Honings and Gijsbert Rutten (eds.), Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830). Amsterdam University Press (forthcoming).

Projects

  • An International Network Studying the Circulation of Dutch Literature (CODL)
  • ArtLifes (in collaboration with Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and RKD)
  • Correspondence of Allard Pierson
  • Diary of Willem de Clercq 1811-1844
  • Dutch Culture as a Cosmopolitan Culture
  • Eastbound. The Distribution and Reception of Translations and Adaptations of Dutch-language Literature, 1850-1990
  • History of Literary Education ca. 1890-1940
  • History of Philology ca. 1800-1950
  • Lodewijk van Deyssel, Menschen en bergen
  • Migrant: Mobilities and Connection
  • Shelves and Titles (in collaboration with Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag)
  • Women Writers’ Networks

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