Lecture by Luc Renders, P.P. Rubens Professor, Dutch Studies, UC Berkeley, and
Professor, Languages Department, Hasselt University, Belgium.
Friday, 28 October, 652 Barrows, 12-1pm
What is it about the Democratic Republic of Congo that continues
to fascinate of American authors? Professor Renders explores both fiction
and non-fiction American writing on the Congo in this presentation.
Professor Renders specializes in Dutch literature on the former Belgian
colony, the Congo and in Afrikaans literature. He is currently teaching
a course at UC Berkeley in Dutch Studies: /The White Man’s Burden. The
Congo in Dutch and English Literature/.