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In the nineteenth century, Romantic artists and intellectuals celebrated the character and traditions of their nation in a movement that began as cultural consciousness-raising and fed into autonomist nationalism. This cultural definition of the nation and its right to self-government formed the blueprint under the European nation-state system implemented after 1918. A century later, the afterlife of this national romanticism lives on in two forms: as "banal" (ambient, "background") nationalism, Downton-Abbey-style; and in the rhetoric and imagery of the neo-nationalist alt-right. This lecture will trace this "long tail" of Romantic nationalism.

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Date 5 March 2018
Time 18:00 -20:00
Joep Leerssen Whos in Town AUC
Speaker:

Prof. Dr.  Joep Leerssen is Professor of Modern European Literature, University of Amsterdam

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor: Dr. Maxim Kupovykh