2004
Volume 1, Issue 3-4
  • ISSN: 2588-8277
  • E-ISSN: 2667-162X

Abstract

WHAT HAPPENED TO GEERTJE AND WHAT MARIJTJE THOUGHT ABOUT IT

The use of literature as propaganda by the

On October 7th 1908, the board of the (VvVK) invited the Dutch writer Johan de Meester (1860-1931) to one of their propaganda meetings where he presented fragments from his novel (1905). It is a remarkable fact that (non-political) literature was used for political purposes, but not uncommon: the VvVK was known to use literature as propaganda. In this article I will show that the VvVK adopted different strategies for literary propaganda: they used existing authoritative literature, but they also wrote texts themselves. Different types of texts were deployed for this purpose, such as authoritarian fiction with a certain degree of redundancy.

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