Tommie van Wanrooij
Tommie van Wanrooij is a lecturer at the Centre for the Arts in Society.
Fields of Interest
- Early modern and modern Dutch literature
- Rewriting studies and intertextuality
- Female authorship
My PhD project Challenging the Canon aims to uncover the types and functions of women’s rewriting in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth-century Low Countries. I explore how Dutch female authors transformed culturally significant texts (e.g., the Bible and national histories) and genres (e.g., the epic, the novel) through literary rewritings. By analyzing these rewritings, I hope to elucidate the role of women authors in (re)claiming their (literary) history and female identity.
I obtained my Research Master’s degree in Historical, Literary, and Cultural Studies (cum laude) at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2021. I wrote my MA thesis The Birth of the Heroine on women’s rewriting and cultural memory in the second half of the eighteenth century, with a focus on the works of the Dutch poetesses Anna van der Horst and Lucretia van Merken. As a student of the Radboud Honours Academy, I published an edition of Lucretia van Merken’s widely popular play Jacob Simonszoon de Rijk (Nijmegen: Vantilt, 2019) together with Lotte Jensen.
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