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Bram Oostveen

  • Name: Bram Oostveen, MA
  • Position: research member of staff
  • Department: Literature
  • Specialisation: modern Dutch history
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  • Telephone: +31 (0)20-2246806 / +31 (0)70-3315816

Biography: Bram Oostveen followed the Bachelor’s Degree programme in Dutch Language and Culture and the Master’s Degree programme in Dutch Literature at the University of Utrecht. A component of this Master’s Degree was a work placement in the ‘Willem Frederik Hermans, Volledige Werken’ project of Huygens ING. Since May 2007 he has been working on this project as a research member of staff, and writes the text history of one or more works by Hermans for each part of the series. In addition, he is responsible for the text content of various works for the paper edition and also provides material for the annotation. For this purpose he performs supplementary research in the Hermans archives. He is preparing the digital research material for future volumes and, in this framework, is currently comparing digitized book prints journal publications and other primary and secondary documentary sources that are relevant for the text history. Research and other projects:

Major publications:

  • Willem Frederik Hermans, Volledige Werken 14. Beschouwend werk. De liefde tussen mens en kat, Relikwieën en documenten, Het boek der boeken, bij uitstek, Mondelinge mededelingen, Door gevaarlijke gekken omringd. Jan Gielkens, Peter Kegel (eds.). Amsterdam 2011. With corresponding elucidation at (volume 14).
  • Willem Frederik Hermans, Volledige Werken 3. Romans. De donkere kamer van Damokles, Nooit meer slapen. Jan Gielkens, Peter Kegel (eds.). Amsterdam 2010. With corresponding website elucidation at (volume 3).
  • Bram Oostveen, ‘A writer’s gold mine’. At: Platform Teksteditie (2010).


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