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Arnoud Arps

Lecturer

Name
A.S. Arps MA
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
a.s.arps@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Arnoud Arps is a lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

More information about Arnoud Arps

Arnoud Arps is a Lecturer Dutch Studies at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. In addition he is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2019 he is an editor of the scholarly journal Indische Letteren and an affiliated fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies [KITLV].

He has previously taught in the BA Media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, both in the Film Studies team and in the Television & Cross-Media Culture team. In 2018 he was a visiting scholar at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne and in 2017 he was an affiliated fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies [KITLV].

Fields of interest

- Media studies
- Dutch East Indies literature
- Film studies
- Popular culture
- Memory studies
- Indonesia
- Dutch East Indies

Research 

His research focuses on the position of media within the fields of memory studies, postcolonialism and travel stu dies wit h the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia as his main research topics. Published topics include: the colonial representation of nature and local inhabitants of the Dutch East Indies in Dutch East Indies travel writing; the relation between home movies from the Dutch East Indies and postcolonial cultural memories; the representation of war violence in Indonesian cinema; and how the figure of Raymond Westerling is constructed as a Dutch East Indies colonial celebrity in Dutch decolonisation literature.

His current NWO-funded PhD-project is titled ‘Remembering Violence: Cultural memory, popular culture and the Indonesian War of Independence’. This PhD-project investigates how cultural memories of the violence during the Indonesian War of Independence are produced, constructed and consumed through contemporary Indonesian popular culture.

CV

Present
2019-present: Lecturer Dutch Studies at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
2019-present: Editor for the journal Indische Letteren
2019-present: Affiliated fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
2016-present: PhD candidate Media Studies (NWO/ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam

Prior
2018: Visiting Scholar at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
2017: Affiliated fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
2017: Lecturer Media and culture at the University of Amsterdam (Film studies team)
2015-2016: Lecturer Media and culture at the University of Amsterdam (Television & Cross-Media Culture team)

Grants and awards 

2019: Culture Fund Grant awarded by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund | Jade Fund for a research period at the University of California, Berkeley.

2017: UvA385 grant (Lustrumbeurs). Awarded for a research period at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne.

2016: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): grant from the funding instrument ‘PhD in the Humanities’.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Nederlandse L&C

Work address

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden

Contact

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