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Evert Jan van Leeuwen

University Lecturer

Dr. E.J. van Leeuwen
+31 71 527 3949

Evert Jan van Leeuwen is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

  • Fantastic fictions from the eighteenth century to the present: gothic, horror, supernatural and science fiction
  • Countercultures and critical theories from the Romantic Era to the present

Favourite authors: Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Riddell, William Hope Hodgson, Algernon Blackwood; H.P. Lovecraft; Shirley Jackson, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King.
Favourite filmmakers: Val Guest, Robert Wise, Roger Corman, George Romero, John Carpenter, and Alex Cox.


  • The history, development and intertextual relations of gothic, horror, supernatural and science fiction from the British Isles, the Low Countries and North America.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2000-2001 MPhil in the Gothic Imagination (University of Stirling, Scotland)
  • 2000-2006 PhD candidate (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
  • 2007- Lecturer (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

Teaching activities

  • BA courses in English-language literature and culture from the eighteenth century to the present
  • MA courses on various topics within my field of interest for the Literature in Society and English tracks of the MA Literary Studies.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.22



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