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Emma Grootveld

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. E.J.M. Grootveld
Telephone
+31 71 527 2069
E-mail
e.j.m.grootveld@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Emma Grootveld is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

More information about Emma Grootveld

As an assistant professor of Italian language and culture at Leiden University, I employ my philological skills to examine the societal importance of early modern Italian literature.

Research

My work focusses primarily on interdiscursive and imperialist dynamics in the epic tradition of the Renaissance. I obtained a PhD at KU Leuven (Belgium) with a doctoral project on Italian poems about Habsburg wars in the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Other projects concern a translation of Luca Pacioli’s mathematical treatise "De divina proportione"; Dante and Primo Levi; literary representations of the Mediterranean and hydrocriticism. I am currently developing a DH-project on the agency of nature in narrative poetry.

Teaching activities and supervision

At Leiden University, I mainly teach courses on Italian literature from 1200 to 1800. In addition to BA-courses on Medieval and Renaissance literature and history, I offer a third-year module on translation (Italian to Dutch) and an MA module on heroic poetry. I supervise BA- and MA-theses in these disciplines.

CV

2018-Present: Assistant Professor, LUCAS, Leiden University.

I also teach Italian and Business communication in Italian at UGent (VTC) and am a member of the editorial board of the journal "Incontri. Rivista europea di studi italiani".

2018 (April-June): Research Assistant, KU Leuven (Faculty of Architecture). Project: Study and Dutch translation of Luca Pacioli’s treatise "De divina proportione".

2013-2018: PhD-candidate, KU Leuven; Fellow Flanders Research Foundation. Project: Autorità e 'auctoritas'. Un approccio discorsivo al dinamismo politico-letterario dei poemi eroici italiani sulle guerre asburgiche in Europa (1530-1630).

2012-2013: Research Assistant, KU Leuven (Department of History). Project: “News on the Low Countries. Italian avvisi, reflections en histories about the Eighty Years’ War (1560-1640)”.

Education: BA Italian language and Culture (Leiden University), BA French language and literature (KU Leuven), MA Language and Culture, Teacher's training (SLO; KU Leuven), PhD Literary Studies (KU Leuven).

Grants and awards

Since appointment in 2018: LUCDH Small Grant (2019).

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Interdisciplinair

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 0.52

Contact

Publications

  • Incontri redactiesecretaris
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