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Evert Jan van Leeuwen

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. E.J. van Leeuwen
Telephone
+31 71 527 3949
E-mail
e.j.van.leeuwen@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-4704-3492

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.

Research

  • 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

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.22

Contact

  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2020), "Ontworteld" kort verhaal in bundel Zonderlingen (Godijn Publishing). [other].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (24 February 2020), Schotland: de Romantiek van het Noorden (HSVL event) (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2020), "Poe’s Presidential Prophecy: King Pest Reincarnated as King Trump", The Satirist .article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2020), Martha Peake and the Madness of "Free Trade". In: Foley M., Duncan R. (Eds.) Patrick McGrath and his Worlds. no. 39 Oxon: Routledge. 32-48.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2019), Public reading of Richard Matheson's "Born of Man and Woman". LEIDEN, (Taal Museum). [other].other
  • Newton M.S. & Leeuwen E.J van (2019), Introduction. In: Newton M.S., Leeuwen E.J. van (Eds.) Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media. New York: Routledge. 1-16.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2019), Dennis Wheatley's Satanic Continent. In: Newton M.S., Leeuwen E.J. van (Eds.) Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media. New York: Routledge. 123-140.book chapter
  • Newton M.S. & Leeuwen E.J. van (Eds.) (2019), Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media. New York: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (14 May 2019), "We're Not Gonna Take It" - Theodore Roszak, de professor van de tegencultuur (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2019), Leren in het duister: horror en fantasie als onderwijsmateriaal Review of: Fabrizi M.A. (2018) Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy: Callenging Genres, Critical Literarcy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres, Vooys: tijdschrift voor letteren 37(1): 74-77.book review
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2019), Devil's Advocates House of Usher. Leighton Buzzard: Auteur.book
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), “1818 Frankenstein in 2018” – Waar ging het boek ook al weer over?, DeNachtvlinders.nl .article in magazine/newspaper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), Utopianism. In: Elbert M.M. (Ed.) Nathaniel Hawthorne in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 115-125.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (31 October 2018), Invasie van de Plastic Soep Monsters: Horror, Science Fiction en het Ecologisch Bewustzijn van 1972 tot de Apocalypse. A.S.V. Prometheus (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (10 October 2018), Frankenstein: Icoon van de tegencultuur; Studium Generale: Frankenstein, op weg naar een nieuwe mens (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), Transcendental Ecstasy in Clifford Simak’s "Time and Again" and Wim Gijsen’s “Soul Call”.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), The Meg, Fallen Kingdom en de ecohorrortraditie, DeNachtvlinders.nl .article in magazine/newspaper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2 June 2018), Nature and Horror (flits college/mini lecture): Museumnacht Leiden (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), Fantastic Metal Albums as Genre Art: Teaching Metal in the Literary Studies Classroom.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), The Void (2016) Film Recensie. [other].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (30 April 2018), "Haunted Houses: Paranormal Vehicles for Personality Growth"; at 7th Leiden Symposium on New Religiosity: Stories of the Supernatural: Encounters with the Other Side in Literary and Everyday Narratives (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2018), Horror films en heavy metal - koek en ei in Tilburg, DeNachtvlinders.nl .article in magazine/newspaper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (1 April 2018), Het rendez-vous met Evert Jan van Leeuwen Interviewed by Jean-Paul Colin for Rendez-Vous [interview].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (12 March 2018), Onder invloed van De Quincey - Edgar Allan Poe’s nachtmerrie esthetica in woord en beeld; Studium Generale: The Dope Show (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (28 October 2017), 'Jane Austen’s ‘Horrid Novels': Northanger Abbey and the Sociology of Popular Culture [Leiden University English Department Alumni Day, October 28 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (28 October 2017), Verborgen Gebreken: Het spookhuis als metafoor voor een verrotte samenleving [Naturalis After Dark Halloween Edition, Leiden, October 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (28 October 2017), Spookhuizen in films en literatuur; flits college/mini lecture Naturalis After Dark (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (26 October 2017), Het spookt hier!. Interviewed by Vincent Bongers for Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare [interview].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2017), Tales from the Panic Room: Adolescent Horror versus the Moral Majority [Halloween Lecture, Albion Association , Leiden University, October 2017] (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2017), Review of: Broughton L. (2016) THE EURO-WESTERN: REFRAMING GENDER RACE AND THE ‘OTHER’ IN FILM, Journal of European Popular Culture 8(1): 97-100.book review
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2016), “The Head is a house built for Reason to dwell in” BSECS St Hugh’s College Oxford, UK.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2016), “Ghost Fiction/Ghost Fact; or, what makes a story (just) a story?” Pre-Union Day BA English Language and Culture (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2016), Hero of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). In: Franssen G., Honings R. (Eds.) Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature. London: Palgrave.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2016), “In and Out of Europe: Bulwer’s Magical v. Wheatley’s Satanic Continent.” Haunted Europe, Leiden University, NL.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2016), “The Lunacy of ‘Single Vision’: The Head-is-a-House Metaphor and Ideological Discourse in Patrick McGrath’s Martha Peake.” McGrath Symposium, Stirling University, UK.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2015), From Hell House to Homecoming: Haunted House Fictions as Allegories of Personality Growth, Studies in Gothic Fashion 4(1/2): 42-56.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (19 October 2015), New William Godwin Discovery. Archive Spotlight. GB: British Society for Romantic Studies [blog entry].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2015), “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” lecture for Albion Association Christmas Fundraiser, Leiden University. (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2015), “The Price of Being Godwin” ISECS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2015), Horror and the Supernatural interview by Linda Boutellier in The Angler 11.2 (December 2015). [interview].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2015), Interviewed with A.A. Foster and D. Smakman for High School students' Project On English Accents and Cultures; Visser 't Hooft Lyceum, Leiden. [interview].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2014), Griezelig Beroemd: de vereenzelviging van horrorauteur en horrorfictie, Vooys: tijdschrift voor letteren 32(4): 6-16.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2014), Review of "Paul Kléber Monod, Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment" and "John V. Fleming, The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Enlightenment" Review of: Paul Kléber Monod and John V. Fleming (2013) Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment and The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Enlightenment, The BARS Review (44).book review
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (Ed.) (2014), Poetic Meditations on Death: A Gothic and Romantic Literary Genre of the Long Eighteenth Century (1693-1858) . Lewiston: EMP.editorship of book
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2014), “De bovennatuurlijke verbeelding.” S.V.Prometheus, Leiden (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2014), “Poe as a Brand.” OSL Workshop Literary Celebrity at UVA. (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. (2014), “'The siren voice of Pleasure' and 'the holy and everlasting mistletoe': Sensual Magic and Spiritual Alchemy in Godwin’s Utopian Philosophy.” BSECS St Hugh’s College Oxford, UK.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2014), “Edgar Allan Poe: Master of Horror” Albion Association Halloween Lecture, Leiden University (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (31 October 2013), Mijn eerste thema is spookhuizen. Interviewed by Daan Borrel for De Groene Amsterdammer(special) [interview].other
  • Leeuwen E.J. (2013), “Paranormal Activities: Supernatural Fiction in the Classroom” (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2013), Review of: (2011) David Sandner, Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, BARS Bulletin and Review 42: 32-33.book review
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2013), “From Hell House to Spiritual Haven.” International Association for the Study of the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida, USA.conference paper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2013), Hawthorne and the 'old Dutch Wizards': Matter and Spirit in the Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 39(1): 35-56.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2013), The Graveyard Aesthetics of Revolutionary Elegiac Verse: Remembering the Revolution as a Sacred Cause. In: Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, W. Fitzhugh Brundage (Eds.) Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 75-92.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. (2013), “The Night Horror Came Home: Sex, Suspense and the Supernatural in John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978).” Albion Association Halloween Lecture, Leiden University (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. (2013), “The Ageless Attraction of the Haunted-House Formula.”Propedeuse Ceremony Lecture BA English Department, Leiden Univeristy. (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen van E.J. (2012), “The Gothic Novel and Medievalism” Guest Lecture invited by prof.dr. Wim van Anrooij, Leiden University, NL (Lecture).other
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2011), Alchemical Construction of Genders in Anglo-American Fiction, 1799-1852: Visions of Utopia as Androgynous. Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press.book
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2011), Monstrous Masculinity and Emotional Torture in William Godwin's Fleetwood; or the New Man of Feeling. In: Ruberg W, Steenbergh K (Eds.) Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Emotion. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 117-140.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2011), Theodore Roszak's The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Countercultural Perspective on Alchemy, Gender and the Scientific Revolution. In: Tinkler-Villani V.M., Barfoot C.C. (Eds.) Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science volume 1. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 449-466.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2011), The Religious Sublime in An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions (1727). In: Makikalli A., Mueller A.K.E. (Eds.) Positioning Daniel Defoe's Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 169-185.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2010), Godwin, Bulwer and Poe: Intellectual Elitism and the Utopian Impulse of Popular Fiction. In: Leeuwen E.J. van, Corporaal M.C.M. (Eds.) The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities 1790-1910. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 47-66.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van & Corporaal M.C.M. (Eds.) (2010), The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities, 1790-1910. Amsterdam: Rodopi.editorship of book
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2010), "Though Hermes never taught thee": The Anti-Patriarchal Tendency of Charles Brockden Brown's Mercurial Outcast Carwin, the Biloquist, European Journal of American Studies (1).article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2009), Funeral Sermons and Graveyard Poetry: the Ecstasy of Death and Bodily Resurrection, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 32(3): 353-372.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2008), Gothic Eurowesterns: A Grotesque Perspective on a Hollywood Myth [herschreven en geillustreerde versie van artikel dat eerder verscheen in 2005 op www.kiez21.org], Bright Lights Film Journal 60.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2008), Review Review of: Fulford T (2006) Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, & Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830, English Studies 89: 499-500.book review
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2008), Gothic Eurowesterns: A Grotesque Perspective on a Hollywood Myth, Bright Lights Film Journal 60.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2008), Gothic Eurowesterns: A Grotesque Perspective on a Hollywood Myth, Bright Lights Film Journal online(60).article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2008), The Celluloid Reality of Everyday Life in John Updike's In the Beauty of the Lilies, Perspectives 2(2): 31-43.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2007), "Roger Chillingworth and The Scarlet Letter's Androgynous Ideal: A Case-Study in Transatlantic Interfigurality, Essenses 14(1): 5-23.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2007), The Western Goes Dutch: Catholic Cowboys, Civilized Indians, and a Miniaturized West in the Ardensoog Series. In: Varner P (Ed.) Westerns: Paperback Novels and Movies from Hollywood. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 199-215.book chapter
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (7 September 2006), Anarchic alchemists: dissident androgyny in Anglo-American gothic fiction from Godwin to Melville (PhD thesis, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s): Haen T.L. d', Kardux J.C., Tinkler-Villani V.M.
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2006), “Utopie en ironie. De genderloze toekomstvisie van de Amerikaanse auteur Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)”, Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis 26: 81-103.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2006), Exploring and Colonising the Arctic: Subversive Verisimilitude in Hogg’s Allan Gordon and Poe’s Arthur Gordon Pym, Perspectives 2(1): 75-92.article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (3 September 2005), Kinderen van de canon. Reformatorisch Dagblad: 1-1.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2005), The Gothic Eurowestern:Ghosts, Wanderers and Fantastic Landscapes in Grotesque Perspective, Kiez21 .article in journal
  • Leeuwen E.J. van (2004), “Public Similarity/Private Difference: Genre and Identity Construction in Jane Austen and Charles Brocken Brown”, Frame. Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap 17(2-3): 39-54.article in journal

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