Andries Hiskes is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Arts in Society.
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.
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
- Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (Leiden University / Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Prof. Dr. Geert van Hove (Ghent University / Vrije Universiteit Medical Center)
- Hiskes A.R. (2019), The Affective Affordances of Disability, Digressions: Amsterdam Journal of Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, and Creative Writing 3(2): 5-17.
- Hiskes A.R. (2019), Disabling Language and the Nuances of Stigmatization, American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 10(2): 94-96.
- Hiskes A.R. (2017), Grotesque Genius: The Aesthetics of Form and Affect in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In: Boletsi M., Sage T. (Eds.) Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild: Encounters in the Arts and Contemporary Politics. Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race no. 32 Leiden and Boston: Brill. 165–179.