Fields of interest
- Early modern reception of Ps.-Longinus, On the Sublime
- Classical and early modern rhetoric, literary criticism and art theory
- Dutch humanism
Ps.-Longinus' treatise On the sublime (1st or 3rd century AD) may well be one of the most intriguing texts from classical antiquity. The rediscovery and reception of this work about the powerful effects of literature was shaped in the early modern era. My research focuses on the dissemination and reception of Longinus’ treatise On the sublime in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. Printed editions of the treatise already circulated in the Netherlands by the beginning of the seventeenth century. At the same time Dutch scholars began to study the treatise and to use Longinus’ ideas in their works.
My book presents an overview of the reception of Longinus’ treatise up until its arrival in the Netherlands (around 1600) and a study of Dutch Book Sales catalogues which sheds light on the dissemination and availability of the treatise in the Netherlands. The central part of my research focuses on the reception of On the sublime in the works of Gerardus Johannes Vossius (1577-1649), Daniel Heinsius (1580-1655), Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and Franciscus Junius (1591-1677). Lastly, my project will reveal the close collaborations between Isaac Vossius and Jacobus Tollius which led up to the first edition of Longinus' treatise printed in the Netherlands.
Supervisors: Prof. dr. C.A. van Eck, dr. S.P.M. Bussels, dr. C.C. de Jonge.
This research is part of the ERC funded project ‘Elevated Minds. The Sublime in the Public Arts in Seventeenth Century Paris and Amsterdam’ (directed by Stijn Bussels, Leiden University).
- Latin Language Acquisition (BA Classics, 2014-15 and 2015-16).
- Research Colloquium: The Overwhelming Power of Texts, Images, Architecture & Spectacle in the Early Modern Period (ResMA Arts and Culture, 2013-14).
- 2014: BA1 Latijn Taalverwerving 1a (Bachelor Classics, Leiden University).
- 2013: Research Colloquium: The Overwhelming Power of Texts, Images, Architecture & Spectacle in the Early Modern Period (ResMA Arts and Culture, Leiden University).
Member of the University Council for PhDoc.
PhD researcher in Classical Reception and Art History, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (supervisors: prof. dr. C.A. van Eck, dr. S.P.M. Bussels, dr. C.C. de Jonge).
Co-organizer of the LUCAS international Graduate Conference. Chairing the organizing committee of an international conference for early career researchers.
ResMA Classics and Ancient Civilizations, Leiden University (cum laude). Thesis: ‘Harmony of Words. Music and Musical Metaphors in Dionysius and Longinus’ (supervisor: dr. C.C. de Jonge). Participation in the Leiden Leadership programme (grade: ‘excellent’).
Student assistant at the department of Classics (Leiden University). Revising the digital educational materials for the first year’s Latin language courses.
Freelancer at Brill Academic Publishers. Project assistant and copy-editor.
BA Classics (Leiden University).
More information can be found on my LinkedIn profile.