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Staff members with discipline Literary Theory & Criticism

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Literary studies, cultural theory, theories of representation, postcolonial studies, postcolonial Europe, ecocriticism, gender studies, minority literature, the spatial turn, European identity, citizenship
J.D. (Jesse) van Amelsvoort
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PhD student
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Professor Slavic languages & Literature
American cultural, literary & media history, esp. space-media & text-reader relations; Political culture & theory, esp. theories of democracy; Aesthetics; Narrative use; Critical Theory; Sociology of culture; American art & architecture; Popular culture; Transnational American Studies
prof. dr. L.C. (Laura) Bieger
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Chair of American Studies
Romaanse cultuur en letterkunde
Italiaanse literatuur
Cultuurgeschiedenis
Sociologie van het theater
prof. dr. P.G. (Philiep) Bossier
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Professor of Historical Romance Literature and Culture / Utrecht University, Professor of Italian Studies (16/04/2014)
cultural transfer and transmission
dr. P. (Petra) Broomans
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Associate Professor European Languages and Cultures (Scandinavian studies) with ius promovendi
Points of interest: Institutional approach to literary history, Editions, Intermedial relations Music and Poetry
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Professor (Chair) of Dutch Literature, in particular Modern Dutch Literature
Alberto Godioli is Assistant Professor in European Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen, and Programme Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL). He obtained his PhD in 2012 from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; from 2013 to 2015 he was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

His research mostly focuses on humor and satire across media
, with particular but not exclusive attention to literature. He has authored the monographs Laughter from Realism to Modernism (Oxford: Legenda, 2015) and La scemenza del mondo (Pisa: ETS, 2011, Edinburgh Gadda First Prize), as well as several articles and book chapters on theories and practices of humor from the 18th century to the present.

He is currently developing a project on the reception of dark humor within and beyond literature, and organizing the second edition of the summer school ‘Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe: Cultural, Political, and Legal Perspectives’ (Groningen, 13-20 July 2019). His research areas also include international Modernism, Law and Literature, Posthumanism, Literature and Space, and Cognitive Studies.
A. (Alberto) Godioli, PhD
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Assistant Professor
Modern Spanish Literature, Mexican and Chicano Culture, Modern Hispanic Film and Theatre
prof. dr. H.L.M. (Hub.) Hermans
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Professor of Modern Romance Languages (Spanish)
Theory of culture; culture and cognition; arts and cognition; arts  and culture education
Literature, Modernism and Women's Travel Writing
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Lecturer
J.F. (Judith) Jansma
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Lecturer & PhD Candidate
* Narrative and cognitive film theory
* Digital Film Forensics / Videographic criticism
 
* Complex cinema, puzzle films
dr. M. (Miklós) Kiss
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Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies
Nineteenth-century English Literature, Romanticism, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, Western Ideas of the Pacific, Literary Criticism and Theory, History of Ideas
Modern and Contemporary European Literature and Film
Culture and Politics of the European Migrant Crisis
Literary Theory; Visual Studies; Documentary Film; Film Theory
Sociology; Discourse Theory; Systems Theory
Self-Reflection and Self-Referentiality; Aesthetic Negativity
dr. F.J. (Florian) Lippert
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Deputy Chair European Culture and Literature; Cluster Board member Culture, Language, Literature and Politics (FO); Universitair Docent (UD1)
Early Modern Dutch Literature in a European context. Focus area's: pamphlets, satire, drama, literary processing of disasters.
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Associate Professor on Historical Dutch Literature with ius promovendi; director Dutch Studies Program.
Literature and society, philosophy of art
dr. S.J. (Sjoerd-Jeroen) Moenandar, PhD
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Researcher / Teacher
Latin literature of the Late Republic and Early Empire
Literary Theory
prof. dr. R.R. (Ruurd) Nauta
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Professor of Latin
Film, Literature, Journalism, Documentary Studies
Early modern literature
Early colonialism
Benedict de Spinoza
Joost van den Vondel
Critical analysis
Michel Foucault
Gilles Deleuze
dr. M.G. (Marrigje) Paijmans
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Teaching fellow Dutch Literary Studies
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American Literature and Culture (modern & contemporary), Critical Theory, Feminist & Queer Theory, Media History, History of Cultural Institutions
K.S. (Kathryn) Roberts, PhD
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Assistant Professor of American Studies
Nederlandse literatuur van de twintigste en eenentwintigste eeuw in internationale context; literatuur- en cultuurtheorie
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English literature from the 14th century to the Reformation
Scribes, archives, and manuscripts
Authorship and literary culture in Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, Langland, Lydgate, Skelton
Law and literature
Political writing and intellectual history
Travel, Anglo-European contact, and global medieval literature
Medieval to early modern

prof. S.I. (Sebastian) Sobecki
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Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture; Professor of Old Germanic (by courtesy)
Professor Pablo Valdivia is Chair of European Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen and Director of the Netherlands School for Literary Studies. Before joining the University of Groningen in 2016, he worked at the University of Amsterdam, The Cambridge Foundation Villiers Park and the University of Nottingham. He holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Granada (Spain) and a BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Valladolid (Spain). He obtained a Research MA degree on "Research in European Literature and Theatre" awarded by UNED (Spain). In 2007, he received his PhD degree on "Philosophy of Hispanic Studies" at the University of Nottingham. His research deals primarily with the notions of "Literature and Crisis" from an interdisciplinary transnational perspective. The relation between "Exile and Literature" and "Literary Interculturality" are some of his main research focus as well. He is an expert on "Cultural Narratives" and "Conceptual Metaphors". He carries multidisciplinary research with special emphasis in the fields of Social Sciences, Cultural Industries and Cognitive Sciences. Professor Valdivia is reviewer and editor of more than a dozen international top scientific journals and book series; researcher of METAPHORA project (UAM-Spanish Government); researcher of "Converging Horizons" project (CONICYT) and expert reviewer European Commission research projects. From 2014 to 2018, Valdivia was President Steering Committee H2020 European Commission Excellent Science Marie Curie RISE project "Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal (CRIC)" project; from 2016 to 2018 he was co-director of the "Research Centre Arts in Society" (University of Groningen), and from 2017 to 2018, Valdivia was Head of Finances CLLiP Programmes (Cultures, Literatures, Linguistics, Politics). In 2018, Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia was awarded "Lecturer of the Year" Faculty of Arts (University of Groningen).
Institutional Approach to Dutch Modern Literature, professionalization and internationalisation of the literary Field, reading Culture and book Science.
dr. S. (Sandra) van Voorst
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Assistant Professor
R.E. (Ruby) de Vos
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PhD student
Oscar Wilde
Victorian Literature and Culture
Literary Theory
Modernism / Postmodernism
Word and Music Studies
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Lecturer in English Language and Culture
Postcolonial European identity, South African literature and the literary field interdisciplinary project-based education
dr. M.C. (Margriet) van der Waal
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Senior Lecturer Euroculture/Professor by special appointment South African literature, culture and history
Research in teaching methodology, teachting literature, teacher training, differentiation, curriculum development
dr. T.C.H. (Theo) Witte
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Senior lecturer (teaching Dutch language & literature), Researcher, Teacher trainer
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