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Bram Ieven

University Lecturer

Dr. B.K. Ieven
+31 71 527 1308

Bram Ieven is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

  • Dutch Studies
  • Aesthetics
  • Modernism
  • Marxism
  • De Stijl
  • Globalisation



My research centers on Dutch and European modernist art and politics, and on contemporary culture and globalisation. I am currently working on a book on De Stijl, as well as doing research on Dutch left-leaning communism (Pannekoek, Gorter, Roland-Holst), and Dutch culture in a globalized world


Teaching activities

Bram Ieven is an assistant professor of Dutch literature and culture at Leiden University, where he teaches courses on Dutch left-leaning communism (Pannekoek, Gorter, Roland-Holst), De Stijl, and Dutch literature in a globalized world.


Curriculum vitae

Prior to joining the Dutch department at Leiden University, Bram Ieven has been an assistant professor of comparative literature at Utrecht University (2008-2013), a visiting scholar at Duke University (2010) and a visiting professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011). In 2013-2014 he and Wendelien van Oldenburgh are hosting the art and politics seminar at the Master of Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague. In 2010 he co-organized Waiting for the Political Moment (with Frans-Willem Korsten), a conference and artistic event that took place at Utrecht (BAK, Utrecht University) and Rotterdam (WolfArt Project Space). He has published Machinic Deconstruction: Literature/Technics/Politics (2007) and co-edited De nieuwe Franse filosofie (2011). He lives in Utrecht.


PhD in Comparative Literature, Leiden University, The Netherlands

MPhil in Comparative Literature, Magna Cum Laude, University of Leuven, Belgium

MA (Licentiaat) in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, University of Leuven, Belgium

BA (Kandidaat) in Philosophy, Cum Laude, University of Leuven, Belgium

Professional Appointments

2013 -
Leiden University, Department of Dutch Language and Culture, Assistant Professor of Dutch Studies

2008 - 2013
Utrecht University, Department of Modern Languages, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Department of Fine Arts, Lecturer in Philosophy and Aesthetics

Fall 2007
Tilburg University, Department of Cultural Studies, Lecturer in Cultural Studies


Key publications

(2013) ‘Memories of Modernism: Chris Marker, Jacques Rancière and the Reels of Modernism’ In: Rancière and Film, ed. P. Bowman. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

(2013) ‘The Forgetting of Aesthetics: Individuation, Technology, and Aesthetics in Bernard Stiegler’, New Formations, nr. 77, pp. 76-96.

(2011) ‘Deleuze Modernist’, Deleuze Studies Journal, vol. 5, nr. 1, pp. 84-96.

(2012) ‘Sovereignty’ (with Frans-Willem Korsten) In: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, ed. G. Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 1899-1906.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • International Studies

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 2.30



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