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Andries Hiskes

PhD candidate

A.R. Hiskes MA
+31 71 527 2166

Andries Hiskes is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Arts in Society.

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Bodies considered disabled or deformed may elicit strong affective responses: they may shock us, disgust us, evoke sympathy or make us laugh for example. In my NWO-funded research, I examine literature and art in which affective responses to these deviant bodies are represented, focusing on what the artwork does, how it works, and is constructed to elicit such responses. Concurrently, through this emphasis on emotional and affective responses provoked by disabled bodies, I explore how art may manipulate such responses. 

Curriculum vitae

2018-present: Lecturer at the department of Nursing, The Hague University of Applied Sciences 

2017-present: Ph.D. researcher at LUCAS, Leiden University

2015-2018: Lecturer at the department for Information and Media Studies, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

2013-2015: MA Media Studies - Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Leiden University

PhD supervision

  • Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (Leiden University / Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Geert van Hove (Ghent University / Vrije Universiteit Medical Center) 

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Literatuurwetenschap

Work address

van Wijkplaats
Van Wijkplaats 2
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.02b


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