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Lotte Fikkers


Dr.mr. L.E.M. Fikkers
+31 71 527 2727

Lotte Fikkers is a university lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. I have recently completed my PhD thesis at Queen Mary University of London, entitled 'Women's Testimony: Legal Records as Forms of Life-Writing, 1558-1649' (supervised by Dr. Ruth Ahnert and Prof. Joad Raymond, examined by Prof. Sue Wiseman and Prof. Lorna Hutson). My thesis draws on literary scholarship on early modern women's life-writing and legal history on women's testimony in law suits, and argues that the narrative strategies and rhetorical tropes that women used in the court room foreshadow the literary strategies used by later seventeenth-century diarists and (auto)biographers.

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Curriculum vitae

2016 - present
Lecturer in English Literature, Leiden University

2013 - 2016
PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London (viva voce in April 2017)

2011 - 2012
MA English Literature, Leiden University

2010 - 2011
LLM Civil Law, Leiden University

2007 - 2010
BA English Language and Culture, Leiden University

2005 - 2009
LLB Dutch Law, Leiden University 

Teaching activities

Academic year 2016-2017, semester 2:

Literature 2: English Literature, ca. 1550-1700 (BA year 1)
Shakespeare's Sister: Gender Troubles in the Early Modern Period (MA)

Academic year 2016-2017, semester 1:

Literature 1a: Introduction to Literary Studies in English (BA year 1)
Literature 3b: Eighteenth-Century British Literature (BA year 2)
Literature 5c: Political Shakespeare (BA year 3)
With Dangers Compast Round: Paradise Lost in Context(MA)


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

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B0.24



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