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Tommie van Wanrooij


T. van Wanrooij MA
+31 71 527 2626

Tommie van Wanrooij is a lecturer at the Centre for the Arts in Society.

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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. 

Curriculum Vitae

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.  


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Oude Nederlandse L&C

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number A1.50


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