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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Prof. Douve Wesselin FOKKEMA

Country of residence: the Netherlands

Birth date: 4 May 1931

Award date: 7 December 1995

USil Senate resolution date: 7 December 1995

Application date: 28 March 1995

Applying unit: Council of the Faculty of Philology

Professor of comparative literature and literary theory at the University of Utrecht, researcher of Sinology, Dutch Studies, American Studies, the Era of Western European Modernism and Postmodernism. Member of the Academia Europaea, President of the Dutch Association for General Literary Studies (1981–1986), and President of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA, 1985–1988). Contributor to the research centres in Brazil, China and India, and diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Beijing (1961–1968). Lecturer at many universities, incl. universities in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Bratislava, Finland (Helsinki, Tampere), Göttingen, Lisbon, Munich, Moscow, Paris, Skopje, Venice, Australia (Canberra), Argentina and Brazil (Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Zhongshan), India (Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Patiala), Indonesia (Jakarta), Japan (Kyoto), South Korea, Taiwan (Taipei), South Africa, Syria (Damascus), Canada (Toronto), the USA (Berkley, Bloomington, Cambridge, Columbia, Princetown, Yale) and Poland.

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