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Leerssen, Joseph Th (Joseph Theodoor) 1955-

Works: 147 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 7,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs, Correspondent, Recipient, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Joseph Th Leerssen
Editing the nation's memory : textual scholarship and nation-building in nineteenth-century Europe by Dirk van Hulle( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's nation-states emerged from a complex of nineteenth-century developments in which cultural consciousness-raising played a formative role. The nineteenth-century reflection on Europe's national identities involved a re-inventory and revalorisation of the vernacular cultural past and, above all, the nation's literary heritage. Everywhere in Europe, foundational texts (including medieval epics and romances, ancient laws and chronicles) were retrieved from their obscure repositories. In new, printed editions, prepared according to the emerging academic standards of textual scholarship, the
Free access to the past : romanticism, cultural heritage and the nation by Lotte Jensen( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout Europe, nostalgia and modernization embraced around 1800: the rise of historicism coincided with the emergence of the modern nation-state. Poetical, cultural changes intersected with political, institutional ones: a Romantic taste for medieval or tribal antiquity benefited from a modernization-driven transfer of cultural relics into the public sphere. This process involved the establishment of museums, libraries, archives and university institutes, as well as the dissemination of historical knowledge through text editions, philological studies, historical novels, plays, operas and paintings, monuments and restorations. Antiquaries, philologists and historians produced a new past and rendered history a matter of public, national interest and collective identification. This international and interdisciplinary collection explores the romantic-historicist complexities at the root of the modern nation-state
Mere Irish & fíor-ghael : studies in the idea of Irish nationality, its development, and literary expression prior to the nineteenth century by Joseph Th Leerssen( )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication in 1986, Mere Irish and Fior-Ghael has acquired cult status as one of the most extensive and incisive studies on the growth of an Irish national identity. Spanning five centuries, the sources dealt with are drawn from three linguistic traditions, Irish-Gaelic, Latin, and English, and chart the slow and painful process of cultural confrontation, antagonism, and interaction." "Leerssen takes for his central theme the formulation of an ideal or stereotype of 'Irishness' - Mere Irish in English discourse, Fior-Ghael from the native point of view. The author traces the development of this ethnic image in discursive traditions and genres as diverse as Gaelic poetry, English drama, controversial religious writings, political commentary, and historiography, from the Middle Ages until the Act of Union. This is both a prehistory of Irish nationalism and a compendium of Irish cultural history; it addresses not only the interaction between political and literary developments, but also between Ireland's cultural traditions."--BOOK JACKET
National thought in Europe : a cultural history by Joseph Th Leerssen( )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together sources from many countries and many centuries, this study critically analyses the growth of national thought and of nationalism - from medieval ethnic prejudice to the Romantic belief in a nation's 'soul'." "The belief and ideology of the nation's cultural individuality emerged from a Europe-wide exchange of ideas, often articulated in literature and belles lettres. In the last two centuries, these ideas have transformed the map of Europe and the relations between people and government." "In tracing the modern European nation-state, cross-nationally and historically, as the outcome of a cultural self-invention, Leerssen also provides a surprising perspective on Europe's contemporary identity politics."--Jacket
Remembrance and imagination : patterns in the historical and literary representation of Ireland in the nineteenth century by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nineteenth century witnessed the growth of Irish cultural nationalism as a dominant force in the country's political and literary life. Remembrance and Imagination is a major study which charts the development and impact of a national self-image through key texts and key episodes and does so by placing the history of two cultural spheres side by side: literature and historical scholarship. The literary and discursive work of writers like Lady Morgan, Maturin, Thomas Moore, Thomas Davis, Yeats, and Synge is placed against the background of contemporary debates concerning the true historical and cultural identity of Ireland, while developments in the historical sciences are traced in their impact on the literary imagination. Special attention is given to the influential scholar George Petrie and to the far-ranging and persistent controversy concerning the round towers."--BOOK JACKET
Historians and social values( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagology : the cultural construction and literary representation of national characters : a critical survey by Manfred Beller( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagology is intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing
Commemorating writers in nineteenth-century Europe : nation-building and centenary fever by Joseph Th Leerssen( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many statues to writers dotted around the cities of Europe are the leftovers of a wave of commemorations which passed across the continent in the nineteenth century. Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe is the first volume to study this phenomenon in depth, offering both detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe. The result is fascinating insights into the interaction between performance, cultural memory and identity, and into the role of literature as a platform for both the negotiation of conflict and the celebration of common values. The comparative approach reveals how national identities were established along comparable lines in different countries, and how they were entangled in complex ways with struggles for power and prestige at local, regional and transnational levels. Among the fifteen cases studied, the English reader will encounter familiar names like Scott, Burns, Goethe, Dante, Petrarch, Cervantes and Camões, but also less familiar ones, such as Petőfi, Prešeren, and Vondel. This study offers a radically new perspective on the trans-European cult of literature in the nineteenth century and on its societal importance. -- From publisher's website
Alterity, identity, image : selves and others in society and scholarship( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interconnecting translation studies and imagology by Luc van Doorslaer( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa provincia mundi : essays in comparative literature and European studies offered to Hugo Dyserinck on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forging in the smithy : national identity and representation in Anglo-Irish literary history by IASAIL Conference( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komparatistik in Grossbritannien, 1800-1950 by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remous révolutionnaires : République batave, armée française( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National identity : symbol and representation by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of politics, the politics of literature : proceedings of the Leiden IASAIL Conference by International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiegelpaleis Europa : Europese cultuur als mythe en beeldvorming by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over de beeldvorming rondom het fenomeen 'Europa' door de eeuwen heen
George Petrie, (1790-1866) : the rediscovery of Ireland's past by George Petrie( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rhine : national tensions, romantic visions( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all European landscapes and regions, the Rhine is one of the most heavily overlaid with cultural and political meaning. Cradle of Romanticism, tourism, and the picturesque, bone of contention between the German and French spheres of cultural and geopolitical influence, the Rhine has attracted armies, artists, activists and tourists for centuries and has featured prominently the key writings of Europe?s literary and intellectual history from Byron to Lucien Febvre. This volume brings together eminent literary and cultural historians to present materials and analyses from various of the central nexus of European culture. The volume also contains a unique and comprehensive anthology of key texts (historical, poetical and polemical) related to the Rhineland and its contested position
De bronnen van het vaderland : taal, literatuur en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890 by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betoog over de kristallisatie van culturele en politieke grenzen tussen en rondom Vlaanderen en Nederland in de 19e eeuw aan de hand van letterkundige kwesties
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Free access to the past : romanticism, cultural heritage and the nation
Free access to the past : romanticism, cultural heritage and the nationMere Irish & fíor-ghael : studies in the idea of Irish nationality, its development, and literary expression prior to the nineteenth centuryNational thought in Europe : a cultural historyRemembrance and imagination : patterns in the historical and literary representation of Ireland in the nineteenth centuryHistorians and social valuesImagology : the cultural construction and literary representation of national characters : a critical surveyRemous révolutionnaires : République batave, armée française
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Joep Leerssen

Joep Leerssen Dutch comparatist and cultural historian

Joep Leerssen Nederlands historicus

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Joep Leerssen nederländsk historiker

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