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Michel Foucault took the classical concept of parrhesia as a starting point for his last series of lectures at the Collège de France, describing it as the courageous expression of an inconvenient truth. Marrigje Paijmans uses this concept as a lens through which to study a number of texts by the 17th-century Amsterdam poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel in which notions of truth-telling play an important role. She argues that the prominent motive of parrhesia in Vondel’s work points to a crisis of truth in the political discourse of the Dutch Republic.

Event details of Ethical and political dimensions of truth-telling in Vondel
Date 11 November 2015
Time 13:00 -14:00
Location Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk
Room Location

M.G. Paijmans: Dichter bij de waarheid. Parrhesia en de dramatisering in het werk van Joost van den Vondel.

Supervisor

Prof. E.M.P. van Gemert

Co-supervisors

Dr F.R.E. Blom

Dr F.W.A. Korsten (Universiteit Leiden)

Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk

Room Location

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.