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dr. I. Visser

Senior lecturer
dr. I. Visser

These are the courses I teach or have taught in the Bachelor Programme of the Department of English Language and Culture:

Introduction to English Literature 

Twentieth-Century Literature

World Literatures in English



 My courses in the Master's Programme Literary Studies have been:


 William Faulkner’s Cosmos

 Orality in Literature in English

 American Literature Around 1850

 Modernism: Changing Consciousness

The New Literatures in English

The Family in Postcolonial Literatures in English

 Writing, Editing and Mediating I: Modern Literature and Mediation 


 Areas in which I supervise MA dissertations:

American Literature after 1850

Contemporary Literature in Engish, including postcolonial and non-Western literature in English

Here are some titles of MA dissertations that were completed under my supervision:

Morality, Governance, and Citizenship in Stephen King’s The Stand and Under the Dome.

Keeping Our Secrets Secret: Polarization and Demonization in British Cold War Fiction.

Born Free: Autobiographical Analysis of Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama and The Color of Water by James McBride.

Chicanas Write Back: Gender and Homosexuality in Works by Gloria Anzaldúa, Estela Portillo Trambley, and Ana Castillo

 “We Are the Revolting Children”: Rebellion in J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy and Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Tolerance as Cultural Difference: Ian Buruma’s Murder in Amsterdam as Case Study.

 “Nobody Told Me”: Literary Trauma in Faulks’s Birdsong, Barry’s A Long Long Way, Hill’s Strange Meeting, and Johnston’s How Many Miles to Babylon.

Transgression in Novels by Palahniuk, Ellis and Burroughs.


Last modified:20 November 2018 7.34 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Department of English

Job title:
Senior Lecturer
Working hours:
office hour: by appointment