Eduard Cuelenaere successfully defended PhD

(22-09-2020) On September 21st, 2020, Eduard Cuelenaere successfully defended his PhD dissertation.

Front Cover PhD Eduard CuelenaereDr. Eduard Cuelenaere's dissertation is titled On Differences that Make the Difference. A Multi-Methodological Research Project on Monolingual Film Remakes in Small Film Industries: The Case of Flanders and the Netherlands

The dissertation unravels the peculiar phenomenon of Dutch-Flemish film remakes. Between 2000 and 2017, various Flemish remakes were made of Dutch films and vice versa. This is quite a unique phenomenon, mainly because both regions share a mutual language as well as a partially common history. With this dissertation, he aims to capture the textual, cultural, and industrial dimensions of the Flemish-Dutch film remake practice. Special attention is paid to the cultural proximity between the two regions and how the existence of different cultural identities (despite a shared cultural and historical background) may play a role in this phenomenon. Additionally, the dissertation zooms in on the different ways in which the nations of Flanders and the Netherlands are imagined in the different film versions.

Eduard's doctoral research project (a joint PhD with the University of Antwerp) was supervised by Prof. Dr. Stijn Joye (Ghent University) and Prof. Dr. Gertjan Willems (University of Antwerp/Ghent University).

The doctoral jury consisted of Prof. Dr. Daniël Biltereyst (Ghent University), Prof. Dr. Susanne Janssen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Prof. Dr. Peter Stevens (Ghent University), Prof. Dr. Sofie Van Bauwel (Ghent University), Dr. Jono Van Belle (Örebro University/Ghent University), and Prof. Dr. Roel Vande Winkel (KU Leuven/LUCA).