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- Professor of Modern Dutch Studies
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
2008 Elected a Member of the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde (
2009 Appointed Professor of Dutch Studies
2010 Appointed a Member of the Raad voor de Nederlandse Taal en Letteren
2010 Appointed Officier in de Orde van Oranje-
Current research is focused on literature and translation, in particular it seeks a new paradigm for approaching literature as a mobile entity rather than a national one. I have experimented with bringing the nomadic philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Rosi Braidotti to bear on literary texts as they circulate in translation.
I am also part of the international research project 'Circulation of Dutch Literature', contributing an analysis of (post)colonial translation as applied to Oeroeg by the Dutch writer Hella S. Haasse.
Other interests include the adaptation of literary texts for performance.
MA teaching: a course on Holocaust Writing for the MA in Comparative Literature; literary representations of gender for the MA in Gender Studies.
BA teaching: Holocaust writing and a course on philosophy and literature for the School of European Languages, Culture and Society.
Dutch literature and advanced translation from Dutch into English for BA Dutch students.
|1976||M.Phil||Master of Philosophy – Dutch||University of London|
|1973||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – German studies||University of London|