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Isabel Hoving

Senior University Lecturer

Name
Dr. I. Hoving
Telephone
+31 71 527 2250
E-mail
i.hoving@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Isabel Hoving is Senior University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Research

If my research concerns interculturality, globalization, gender, sexuality, and nature, it is because I am interested in all manifestations of cultural diversity. I obtained my PhD at Amsterdam University in 1995 with a dissertation on the multi-voiced literatures Caribbean migrant women (cum laude; supervisor Mieke Bal). My work aims at relating critically to postcolonial literary theory and the theories of migration and globalization, by confronting and mixing these theories with other theories, and testing them in new contexts. For example, I am translating postcolonial (and related critical) insights to the Dutch situation (see e.g. my publications on Surinamese literature (2004), the influence of migration on Dutch everyday culture (2005), and (forthcoming) Dutch racism). My most recent work inquires into the baffling intersections of postcolonial theory, ecocriticism, and queer theory. I became interested in ecocriticism (which researches the literary imagination of nature), when my research in issues of postcoloniality and interculturality showed me that, at the heart of the intertwined discourses of race and sexuality, we find strong convictions of what would be natural, and what unnatural. A final topic that fascinates me is cross-over literature; as a writer (of cross-over philosophical fantasy), I like to ponder the tensions between the theory and the practice of literature.

 

Curriculum Vitae

I began my working life as a secondary school teacher (1978). After working at the Universities of Amsterdam and Antwerp, I had the fortune to join the Department of Literary Studies in Leiden, where I am now in particular responsible for courses in interculturality, and gender and sexuality. Having been a teacher for more than thirty years, I still love teaching, particularly when it concerns literature: I love story-telling so much that I cannot help but publish novels myself (2002, 2009, 2010). I am also a member of the editorial team of Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, sex and race, and Ecozon@, Journal for European Literature, Culture and Environment.

 

Publications

Between Relation and the Bare Facts: the Migratory Imagination and Relationality. In Durrant, S. & Lord, C.M. (Eds.) Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural Practices Between Migration and Art-making (pp. 179-190). Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

Moving the Caribbean Landscape: Cereus Blooms At Night as a Re-imagination of the Caribbean Environment. In: DeLoughrey, E.M., Gosson, R.K., Handley, G.M. (Eds.), Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture (New World Studies), pp. 154-168. Charlottesville/London: University of Virginia Press, 2005.

Hoving, I. & Dibbits, H. & Schrover, Marlou (Eds.) (2005) . Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers, 2005.

Niets dan het heden: over Jamaica Kincaid, de postkoloniale literatuurstudie, en wat er van ons terecht moet komen. In Kempen, M., van, Verkruijsse, P., Zuiderweg, A. (Eds.) Wandelaar onder de palmen (pp. 15-27). Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij, 2004.

Oude pijn en nieuwe moed: familie, politiek en geweld door de ogen van een nieuwe generatie Surinaamse schrijfsters. OSO Tijdschrift voor Surinaamse Taalkunde, Letterkunde, Cultuur en Geschiedenis, 23 (2004) 1, pp. 98-109.

With Kathleen Gyssels andMaggie Bowers, ed. Convergences and Interferences: Newness in Intercultural Practices. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001

In Praise of New Travellers. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2001. 

Senior University Lecturer

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

Work address

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.08

Contact

  • Hoving I. (2017), The Queerness of Nature in Caribbean Writing: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Desire Through Plants [Conference Vegetal Mediations, Central University Europe, Budapest, Hungary, May 6 2017]. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2017), The Environmental Humanities and Caribbean Literature: New Ways to Theorize Race, Colonialism, Gender, and Desire [Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap, Amsterdam, January 27 2017]. conference paper
  • Hoving I., Crul M.R.J., Haan, W., Hogendoorn G., Slootman M., Ramdas S., Romein D.M., Takkenberg J.J.M., Waldring I., Van der Weijden I.C.M. & Wolff R. (2017), Taskforce the future is diversity: Study success bicultural students. Report 2016-2017. report
  • Hoving I. (2017), Writing the Earth, Darkly: Globalization, Ecocriticism, and Desire. Lanham, USA: Lexington Books. book
  • Hoving I. (2017), Writing the Earth, Darkly: Globalization, Ecocriticism, and Desire. Lanham etc.: Lexington Books. book
  • Hoving I. (2015), “Bones, Buried Deep: the Anthropocene as the Frame for Memory and Identity in Caribbean Writing.” Lecture Seminar Climate, Change, Literature. University of Maastricht 6-7 February 2015. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2015), De een na laatste dood van het meisje Capone. Amsterdam: Querido. book
  • Boletsi M., Mul S. de, Hoving I. & Minnaard E. (2015), De lichtheid van literatuur. Engagement in de multiculturele samenleving. Leuven, Den Haag: Acco. book
  • Hoving I. (2014), “Broadcasters and Butterflies: Sexual Transgression as Cultural Critique in Dutch Caribbean Writing.”. In: Del Valle R, Fumagalli A.M.C., Ledent B. (Eds.) The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Sexual Politics after Binarism..: University of Virginia Press. 477-513. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2014), Dutch postcolonialism, multiculturalism and national identity: society, theory, literature.. In: Göttsche D., Dunker A. (Eds.) (Post-) Colonialism Across Europe: Transcultural History and National Memory. no. 7 Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag. 390. book chapter
  • Hoving I. & Essed P. (Eds.) (2014), Dutch Racism. New York, Amsterdam: Rodopi. editorship of book
  • Hoving I. (2014), Geen weemoed. In: Andeweg, A., Wesseling, L. (Eds.) Wat de verbeelding niet vermag! Essays bij het afscheid van Maaike Meijer. Nijmegen: Uitgeverij Vantilt. 148-52. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2014), Lecture workshop From Garbage to Art. Leiden University, Department of Japanese Studies (Lecture). other
  • Hoving I. (2014), Matter, Meaning, and the Classroom: A Case-Study. Paper conference Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning. Tartu, Estonia, April 29–May 3, 2014. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2014), “Waste and the Material Turn: the Environmental Humanities in a Global Perspective.”. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2013), “Between Noah and the Middle Passage: the Imagination of Flood Events in the African Diaspora.” Workshop The cultural politics of catastrophe. (Post)colonial representations of Southeast Asian and Caribbean disasters, 1800 – 2012. Leiden University, 4-5 juni 2013. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2013), "Broadcasters and Butterflies: Sexual Transgression as Cultural Critique in Dutch Caribbean Writing.". In: Fumagalli M.C., Ledent B., del Valle Alcalá R. (Eds.) The Crosse-Dressed Caribbean: Writing, Politics, Sexualities. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press. 253-271. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2013), "Earthly Things": Ecocriticism, Globalization, and the Material Turn", Frame. Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap 26(2): 71-85. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2013), Editorial Creative Writing and Arts, Ecozona: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4(2): 199-201. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2013), Editorial Creative Writing and Arts Section, Ecozona: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4(1): 103-104. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2013), Imagined Space/Lived Space, Alienation/Destruction, Singularity/Specificity: Testing Three Oppositions to Find Out What (Lived) Space Means. In: Heirman J., Klooster J. (Eds.) The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern. Gent: Academia Press. 111-124. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2013), “The Unimaginable Wetlands: Art, Fantasy and the Rising Sea Level.” University of Surrey. ASLE-UKI Conference. 29-31 August 2013. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2012), “Dark, weird, and impossible: Theorizing the Environment in the Humanities.” Visions of Nature seminar, Radboud University Nijmegen. 18 april 2012 (Lecture). other
  • Hoving I. (2012), “Desire At Risk: Queer Reconfigurations of Sexuality and Race in Contemporary Flood Narratives.” EASLCE Conference Natura Loquens. la Laguna. University of Tenerife. 29 June 2012. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2012), "Polderpoko: Why It Cannot Exist". In: Boehmer E, Mul S De (Eds.) The Postcolonial Low Countries: Literature, Colonialism, Multiculturalism. Lanham, Boulder, New York, etc.: Lexington Books. 45-58. book chapter
  • Stuiver M., Jagt P van der, Erven E. & Hoving I. (2012), The potentials of art to involve citizens in regional transitions:exploring a site-specific performance in Haarzuilens,the Netherlands, Community Development Journal 2012. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2011), Michelle Cliff: the Unheard Music.. In: Donnell A., Bucknor M. (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature.. New York, London: Routledge. 27-33. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2011), Opacity and Openness: Creating New Senses of Dutchness. In: Bal M., Hernández-Navarro M.A. (Eds.) Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 297-312. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2011), “Reading: On Slowness, Trees, and the Desire Not to Read.”. In: Aydemir M (Ed.) Eighty-Eight: Mieke Bal PhDs 1983-2011. Amsterdam: ASCA Press. 59-63. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2010), Het boek van het vuur 1: Het verbond van de Bliksems. Amsterdam: Querido. book
  • Hoving I. (2010), Het Boek van het Vuur 2: De vulkaan van Wageningen. Amsterdam: Querido. book
  • Hoving I. (2010), On the Absence of Nature: Writing on Nature and Ecocriticism in the Netherlands, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 1(1): 167-73. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2010), The Postcolonial Turn in Dutch Literary Criticism Review of: Louwerse H.|Minnaard L (2007|2008) Homeless Entertainment: On Hafid Bouazza's Literary Writing|New Germans, New Dutch: Literary Interventions, Journal of Dutch Literature 1: 113-121. book review
  • Hoving I. (2007), Between Relation and the Bare Facts: the Migratory Imagination and Relationality. In: Durrant S., Lord C.M. (Eds.) Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural Practices Between Migration and Art-making. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 179-190. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2006), Giving Life: Inge Boer's Postcolonial Theory. In: Boer I.E., Bal M., Eekelen B. van, Spyer P. (Eds.) Uncertain Territories: Boundaries in Culutral Analysis. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 279-290. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2006), In Praise of Imperfect ranslations: Reading, Translating, and the Love of the Incomprehensible. In: Pinsent Pat (Ed.) No Child is an Island: the Case for Children's Literature in Translation. Shenstone: Pied Piper Publishing. 37-44. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2006), On Invasions, Weeds and Wilderness: the Dutch Imagination of Globalisation (thrice). In: Joseph C.A.B. (Ed.) Global Fissures: Postcolonial Futures. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 153-171. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2005), Circumventing Openness: Creating New Sense of Dutchness, Transit 1(1): 1-11. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2005), Inleiding: veranderingen van het alledaagse. In: Hoving I., Dibbits H., Schrover M. (Eds.) Veranderingen van het alledaagse. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers. 1-24. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2005), Moving the Caribbean Landscape: Cereus Blooms At Night as a Re-imagination of the Caribbean Environment. In: DeLoughrey E.M., Gosson R.K., Handley G.M. (Eds.) Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture. Charlottesville/London: University of Virginia Press. 154-168. book chapter
  • Best S., Blokker N., Hoving I. & Pennings L. (2005), Sexy: internetisch flirten van 1960 tot nu: de coaches en de concurrenten. In: Hoving I., Dibbits H., Schrover M. (Eds.) Veranderingen van het alledaagse. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers. 165-196. book chapter
  • Hoving I., Dibbits H. & Schrover Marlou (2005), Veranderingen van het alledaagse. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers. book
  • Alphen E.J. van, Hoving I. & Korsten F.W.A. (Eds.) (2004), Africa and Its Significant Others: Forty Years of Intercultural Entanglement. New York: Rodopi. editorship of book
  • Hoving I. (2004), Gardening in the Jungles of Post-Coloniality: Representing Multiculturality and Hybridity. In: Ledent B. (Ed.) Bridges Across Chasms: Toward a Transcultural Future in Caribbean Literature. Luik: L3 Liege Language and Literature. 211-219. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2004), Nat hout: Astrid Roemers postkoloniale verbeelding. In: Kunsten in Beweging. Den Haag: SDU uitgevers. 323-341. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2004), Niets dan het heden: over Jamaica Kincaid, de postkoloniale literatuurstudie, en wat er van ons terecht moet komen. In: Kempen M. van, Verkruijsse P., Zuiderweg A. (Eds.) Wandelaar onder de palmen. Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij. 15-27. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2004), Oude pijn en nieuwe moed: familie, politiek en geweld door de ogen van een nieuwe generatie Surinaamse schrijfsters, OSO: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caraïbisch Gebied 23(1): 98-109. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (2003), Corruptions, mutations, life: the vegetable imagination of Dutch postcoloniality. In: Nature and Nation: Vaster than Empires. London: London Institute. 129-138. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2002), De gevleugelde kat. Amsterdam: Querido Uitgevers. book
  • Hoving I. (2002), Remaining Where You Are: Kincaid and Glissant on Space and Knowledge. In: Mobilizing Place, Placing Mobility: The Politics of Representation in a Globalized World. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 125-140. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2002), Review Review of: Arnold James A History of Caribbean Literature. Vol 2, Arcadia: Internationale Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft 37: 413-416. book review
  • Gyssels K., Hoving I. & Bowers M.A. (2001), Convergences and Interferences: Newness in Intercultural Practices. Amsterdam: Rodopi. book
  • Hoving I. & Mesters G. (2001), Een vrouw die danst in de regen. Strategieën van zwarte, migranten- en vluchtelingenvrouwen in literatuur, theater en film. In: Botman M., Jouwe N., Wekker G. (Eds.) Caleidoscopische Visies. Amsterdam: KIT Uitgeverij. 117-151. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (2001), Hybridity: A Slippery Trail. In: Goggin J. dr, Neef S. dr (Ed.) Travelling Concepts I: Text, Subjectivity, Hybridity. Amsterdam: ASCA Press. 185-2001. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (2001), In Praise of New Travelers. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press. book
  • Hoving I. (2000), Buchi Emecheta, Openbaar 30: 320-324. article in magazine/newspaper
  • Hoving I. & Hekma G. (2000), Member of editorial staff Thamyris: mythmaking from past to present 1/2. editorship of journal
  • Hoving I. (2000), Review Heike Paul Review of: Paul H. (2000) Mapping Migration: Women's Writing and the American Immigrant Experience from the 1950s tot the 1990s, European Journal of Women's Studies . book review
  • Hoving I. & Humbeeck K. (1999), Member of editorial staff ALW-cahier 21. editorship of journal
  • Hoving I., Bosch M. & Wekker G. (1999), In het hart van de wetenschap: naar Total E-quality en diversiteit in de universiteit. In: In het hart van de wetenschap: naar Total E-quality en diversiteit in de universiteit. Den Haag: SDU. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (1999), Smelly Texts for a Conditional Future. In: NN NN (Ed.) ASCA Yearbook: Come to Your Senses. Amsterdam. 61-78. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (1999), Three Local Cases in Cross-Atlantic Reading: Discourses on Space and Identity. In: Bal M. (Ed.) The Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation Between Vision and Reflection. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 203-218. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (1998), De eigenzinnigheid van de stem: oraliteit en postkoloniale theorievorming ALW-cahier. 81-93. conference paper
  • Hoving I. (1998), Een leeg graf, een boze man, en een spraakmakende foto: brokstukken van een Nederlandstalige reflectie over interculturaliteit. In: Kempen M. van, Leijnse E. (Eds.) Tussenfiguren. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 47-61. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (1996), Het plezier van de koprol: kanttekeningen bij een interculturele wetenschapspraktijk. In: Braidotti R., Wekker G. (Eds.) Praten in het donker. Kampen: Kok Agora. 100-118. book chapter
  • Hoving I. (1996), Risico's van smetvrees: Nederland, de Cariben en het postkolonialisme, Armada : Tijdschrift voor Wereldliteratuur 2: 76-80. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (1995), Andere kleuren, andere ritmes, Surplus 5: 22-22. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (1995), Het verzet van Caraïbische schrijfsters, Atheneum Illustre 1: 19-21. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (1995), Literatuur geeft mensen een eigen identiteit, Atheneum Illustre 1: 47-48. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (1995), Love in the Third World: Two Caribbean Women Writers on Myths about the Relation between Sexuality and Race, Thamyris: mythmaking from past to present 2: 151-175. article in journal
  • Hoving I. (1 January 1995), The Castration of Livingstone and Other Stories: Reading African and Caribbean Migrant Women's Writing (PhD thesis). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):Schipper Mineke. PhD thesis

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