Huisbeelden in de moderne Nederlandstalige poëzie - Een cognitieve benadering | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729


This article explores images of the house in Dutch language poetry from the postwar period. On the one hand, the archetypical notion of the house has always had an established place in poetry. It is connected to the meaning of house as a building and especially as an imaginative house or a home. On the other hand, the house is a rich metaphorical concept used for explaining poetical ideas. In a historical survey of modern poetry, different images of the house are presented. The overview shows that the choice of certain metaphorical concepts is connected to literary and extra-literary contexts, and to the poetical ideas of poets. Conceptual integration – Blending Theory – is used in this paper as a theoretical frame. From this perspective a poem is seen as a complex blend, a network of connections which are constructed during the reading and interpreting processes.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...
  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error