Lotte Fikkers is a postdoctoral researcher in early modern English literature and manuscript culture at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
Lotte Fikkers is a postdoctoral researcher in early modern English literature and manuscript culture at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. She works at the intersection of early modern law and literature and is particularly interested in representations of the law in literature and early modern women’s engagement with the law. She holds degrees in Law (LLB; LLM) and English Literature (BA; MA) from Leiden University and a PhD in English from Queen Mary University of London.
Her current postdoctoral work is part of the FEATHERS project, funded by an ERC Consolidator grant and led by Nadine Akkerman. FEATHERS investigates early modern English manuscript culture and the mediation of authorship; Lotte's project looks at the collaboration between lawyers and litigants when producing legal pleadings addressed to the Jacobean Court of Requests. In trying to untangle the different voices at work in these sources, the project hopes to learn more about how early modern pleadings came into being, who was involved in their production, and how much influence individual litigants had on the pleadings drawn up in their names.
At Leiden University, Lotte has taught BA and MA courses and has supervised BA and MA theses in (early modern) English Literature. In 2020, she was awarded the Faculty of Humanities Teaching Prize. In the 2022-23 academic year, she teaches the course “Unheard Voices” for the Humanities Lab Honours College.
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