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.
Sociologie van het theater
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.
* Digital Film Forensics / Videographic criticism
* Complex cinema, puzzle films
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
Benedict de Spinoza
Joost van den Vondel
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
Victorian Literature and Culture
Modernism / Postmodernism
Word and Music Studies