Tracing Paradigms: One Hundred Years of Neophilologus

  • Rolf H. Bremmer Jr
  • Thijs Porck
  • Frans Ruiter
  • Usha Wilbers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General

  3. Literary Theory

  4. French

  5. Spanish

  6. German

  7. English

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. J. C. van Meurs
      Pages 231-245
    3. Nicholas Joost
      Pages 255-273

About this book


This volume brings together a selection of pivotal articles published in the hundred years since the launch of the journal Neophilologus. Each article is accompanied by an up-to-date commentary written by former and current editors of the journal. The commentaries position the articles within the history of the journal in particular and within the field of Modern Language Studies in general. As such, this book not only outlines the history of a scholarly journal, but also the history of an entire field.

Over the course of its first one hundred years, 1916 to 2016, Neophilologus: An International Journal of Modern and Mediaeval Language and Literature has developed from a modest quarterly set up by a group of young and ambitious Dutch professors as a platform for their own publications to one of the leading international journals in Modern Language Studies. Although Neophilologus has remained broad in scope, multilingual and multidisciplinary, it has witnessed dramatic changes in its long-standing history: paradigm shifts, the rise and fall of literary theories, methods and sub-disciplines, as has the field of Modern Language Studies itself.


100 years Neophilologus Academic journals Literary theory Modern language studies Neophilologus Philology development of literary theory historical development of an academic journal

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf H. Bremmer Jr
    • 1
  • Thijs Porck
    • 2
  • Frans Ruiter
    • 3
  • Usha Wilbers
    • 4
  1. 1.Leiden University Centre for the Arts in SocietyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden University Centre for the Arts in SocietyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Research Institute for Cultural InquiryUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.English DepartmentRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33583-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33585-8
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