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Contested letters from the Dutch East Indies: the transcultural appropriations of Kartini's writings since 1911

Contested letters from the Dutch East Indies: the transcultural appropriations of Kartini's writings since 1911

VENI Paul Bijl (2014-2018) ~ Although the Dutch letters from the Javanese woman Kartini (1879-1904) have been translated into eight languages they have nevertheless remained outside of the Dutch literary canon. This project will investigate how Kartini’s letters are used in the West and in Asia to express views about the role of women in the colonial and postcolonial period.