Linguistica 1/2021

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Benjamin Bossaert
The Development of Dutch Studies since 1918

Abstract | This article provides an overview of the most important developments in Dutch
Studies from 1918. Dutch Studies in Czechoslovakia (and after 1993 in the two independent
countries) has always been closely linked to the developments of history in the Republic(s)
and to the history of the universities where Dutch was taught. This field of study emerged,
of course, after a longer history of intercultural contacts and the corresponding university
climate. The article works with the theory of Bruno Latour (1987), which provides a methodological
framework for the historiography of a science. The aim of the article is to apply
this methodology to the main evolutions in the scientific profile of Low Countries studies in
Prague, Bratislava, Olomouc, Brno and Ružomberok respectively.

Keywords | Historiography, Dutch studies, Low Countries studies, University history, Sociology
of science

Wilken Engelbrecht
František Kalda, the Founder of Dutch Studies in Czechoslovakia

Abstract | This year, the field of Dutch Studies celebrates its century jubilee in Czechia and
Slovakia. The beginnings of Dutch Studies in then Czechoslovakia are linked with the person
of František Kalda Jr. (1884–1969), who after his habilitation was named Privatdozent (Associate
Professor) of Dutch at the Chair of German Studies of Charles University in Prague.
In 1927, he founded the first lectureship in the Dutch language at Comenius University in
Bratislava as well. The paper provides a survey of the importance of this extraordinary man
for Dutch Studies in Czechia and Slovakia.

Keywords | František Kalda – Dutch Studies – Czechia – Slovakia – Charles University –
Comenius University

Kateřina Křížová
Pavlína Knap-Dlouhá
The Development of Dutch Studies in Prague after Kalda

Abstract | The paper provides an overview of the development of Dutch Studies in Prague,
which is celebrating one hundred years of its existence in 2021. The situation in Prague,
after the departure of Prof. Kalda for Bratislavam, is briefly described in the first part. The
second part focuses on the development of Dutch studies in the second half of the twentieth
century. The third part is devoted to a description of the situation at the turn of the
twenty-first century. The last part deals with Dutch Studies in Prague after 2015.

Keywords | Dutch studies, Charles University Prague, Historiography, Olga Krijtová, Přemysl

Marketa Štefková
Dutch studies at the Comenius University since the 1990s

Abstract | This article provides an overview of the most important developments in Dutch
Studies in Slovakia after de accreditation of the study program in the 1990s. It focuses
on the important personalities who contributed to the founding of the department and
shaped its international standing and scientific focus. The paper also maps didactic and scientific
activities, international projects, and cooperation of the department with key partners
in Slovakia and abroad. It concludes by outlining the perspective of the development
of Dutch Studies in Slovakia in the context of the current criteria for the accreditation of
small languages and the status of Dutch in Slovakia.

Keywords | Dutch studies, Low Countries Studies, Translation Studies, Curriculum Development,
Intercultural communication

Marta Kostelecká
Dutch Studies in Moravia

Abstract | This article traces the history and development of the two Moravian Dutch Studies
departments, the Department of Dutch Studies in Olomouc and the Dutch Studies
Section in Brno from their establishment to the present. We divide the history into three
periods and trace the development of the scholarly profile and focus of both departments.
We are also looking for points where the history of Moravian Dutch Studies intersects and
what their importance is in international Dutch Studies. We look in detail at important publications,
projects and dissertations to demonstrate the scope of topics covered by these

Keywords | Dutch Studies, Brno, Olomouc, history, development

Veronika Horáčková
Marta Kostelecká
Literary Translations After the Velvet Revolution

Abstract | This article discusses literary translations from Dutch between 1990 and 2020,
i. e. from the first post-revolutionary year to the last completed year. We are interested in
what the literary market looked like after the Velvet Revolution, who translated and keeps
translating, and what the criteria are for selecting Dutch works for translation. We also discuss
the founder of the Czech translation school, Olga Krijtová, and her influence on Dutch
literature in Czech translation.

Keywords | literary translation, Dutch literature, Flemish literature, translatology, Olga Krijtová

Bas Hamers
ONETS, a Platform for Czech and Slovak Dutch Studies as an Example of Cooperation

Abstract | In this year of the hundredth anniversary of Dutch Studies in the Czech Republic
and Slovakia, cooperation is more important than ever. Declining numbers of students
make the small departments even more vulnerable. The platform for Dutch Studies in the
Czech Republic and Slovakia, ONETS, is therefore active on different levels of cooperation,
e. g. curriculum, guest lectures, projects and research and cultural activities. Several examples
will demonstrate how this cooperation is being implemented within the organizational
structure of ONETS.

Keywords | ONETS – Cooperation – Dutch Studies – Czech Republic – Slovakia – Central