Vlaamse uitgalmkunst: Conscience op tournee in Nederland



In December 1867 Hendrik Conscience takes the train to the Netherlands with a special
mission: promoting his Romantische werken, edited by A.W. Sijthoff, Leiden. In his correspondence
with his Flemish publisher J.P. van Dieren he writes an elated report of his
overwhelming success as elocutionist of his work. In this article additional information is
given about some aspects of his ten-days’ campaign. The greatest attention is given to the
report of his performancesin the Dutch newspaper press. It turns out that not everyone
was pleased with the choice of his texts and even less with his way of reciting. Finally an
attempt is made to give a word of explanation for the so divergent responses to Consciences


How to Cite: van den Berg, W. (2012) “Vlaamse uitgalmkunst: Conscience op tournee in Nederland”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis. 66(0). doi: