Dutch Imaginations of a Globalizing Rural

Anke Bosma | Supervisors: Esther Peeren and Hanneke Stuit | Dutch Imaginations of  a Globalizing Rural

During my PhD project I will close read around 12 cultural objects (books, films, television shows) that depict the rural – more generally ‘the province’ – in the Netherlands. By looking at these objects through the lenses of spectrality, affect and chronotope I will assess how the rural is imagined in Dutch cultural consciousness. I will pay particular attention to how globalization and its effects on the rural become apparent and in what ways they are obscured.