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prof. dr. J.T. (Joep) Leerssen

Europese studies, in het bijzonder moderne Europese Letteren
  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
  • Visiting address
    Bushuis
    Kloveniersburgwal 48  Room number: F2.01D
  • Postal address:
    Kloveniersburgwal  48
    1012 CX  Amsterdam
  • J.T.Leerssen@uva.nl
    T: 0205252605
    T: 0205252280

2017

  • Leerssen, J. (2017). Once upon a time in Germany: Medievalism, Academic Romanticism, Nationalism. In G. A. Loud, & M. Staub (Eds.), The making of medieval history (pp. 101-126). Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2017). The Never-ending Stream: Cultural Mobilization over the Rhine. In M. Beller, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), The Rhine: National tensions, Romantic visions (pp. 224-261). Leiden: Brill. [details] 

2016

  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Cuchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising. Journal of the British Academy, 4, 137-168. DOI: 10.5871/jba/004.137  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Gods, Heroes, and Mythologists: Romantic Scholars and the Pagan Roots of Europe’s Nations. History of Humanities, 1(1), 71-100. DOI: 10.1086/685061  [details] 

2015

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2015). The nation and the city: Urban festivals and cultural mobilization. Nations and Nationalism, 21(1), 2-20.

2013

  • Leerssen, J. (2013). A cross-country foxhunt: claiming Reynard for the national literatures of nineteenth-century Europe. In P. J. Geary, & G. Klaniczay (Eds.), Manufacturing Middle Ages: entangled history of medievalism in nineteenth-century Europe (pp. 259-277). (National cultivation of culture; No. 6). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2013). Notes towards a definition of Romantic Nationalism. Romantik, 2(1), 9-35. [details] 

2012

  • Leerssen, J. (2012). Oral epic: the nation finds a voice. In T. Baycroft, & D. Hopkin (Eds.), Folklore and nationalism in Europe during the long nineteenth century (pp. 11-26). (National cultivation of culture; No. 4). Leiden: Brill. [details] 

2011

  • Leerssen, J. (2011). De bronnen van het vaderland: taal, literatuur en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890. - 2e dr. Nijmegen: Vantilt. [details] 

2006

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'Nationalism and the cultivation of culture'. Nations and Nationalism, 12(4), 559-578. [details] 

2017

  • Leerssen, J. T., & Beller, M. (2017). Literary Appropriations of the Rhine: A German–French Repertory, 1814–1925. In M. Beller, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), The Rhine: National tensions, romantic visions (pp. 262-347). (European studies: An interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics; Vol. 33). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004344068_013  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2017). Once upon a time in Germany: Medievalism, Academic Romanticism, Nationalism. In G. A. Loud, & M. Staub (Eds.), The making of medieval history (pp. 101-126). Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2017). The Never-ending Stream: Cultural Mobilization over the Rhine. In M. Beller, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), The Rhine: National tensions, Romantic visions (pp. 224-261). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2017). The Symbolical and Political Investment of the Rhine: A Dutch Perspective. In M. Beller, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), The Rhine: National tensions, Romantic visions (pp. 14-27). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004344068_004  [details] 

2016

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2016). Literacy, usage and national prestige: The changing fortunes of Gaelic in Ireland. In W. Frijhoff, M-C. Kok-Escalle, & K. Sanchez-Summerer (Eds.), Multilingualism, nationhood, and cultural identity: Northern Europe, 16th-19th centuries (pp. 169-182). Amsterdam University Press.
  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Cuchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising. Journal of the British Academy, 4, 137-168. DOI: 10.5871/jba/004.137  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Gods, Heroes, and Mythologists: Romantic Scholars and the Pagan Roots of Europe’s Nations. History of Humanities, 1(1), 71-100. DOI: 10.1086/685061  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Shakespeare and national literatures. In B. R. Smith (Ed.), The Cambridge guide to the worlds of Shakespeare. - Vol. 2: The World's Shakespeare, 1660-present (pp. 1064-1070). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2016). Tribal Ancestors and Moral Role Patterns. In J. Parker (Ed.), The harp and the constitution: Myths of Celtic and Gothic origin (pp. 13-25). (National cultivation of culture; No. 11). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004306387_003  [details] 
  • Breuilly, J., Hearn, J., Leerssen, J. T., Eriksen, T. H., Green, E., & Sidel, J. T. (2016). Benedict Anderson’s «Imagined Communities»: A Symposium. Nations and Nationalism, 22(4), 625-659.

2015

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2015). Convulsion recalled: Aftermath and cultural memory (post-1798 Ireland). In M. Tamm (Ed.), Afterlife of events: perspectives on mnemohistory (pp. 134-153). (Palgrave Macmillan memory studies). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2015). Identifying the Past. In Z. Blažević, I. Brković, & D. Dukić (Eds.), Geschichte als ein fremdes Land: Historische Bilder in Süd-Ost Europa (pp. 17-30). Bonn: Bouvier.
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2015). The nation and the city: Urban festivals and cultural mobilization. Nations and Nationalism, 21(1), 2-20.
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2015). «Why Sleeps O’Conor?»: Charles O’Conor and the Irish nationalization of native historical consciousness. In L. Gibbons, & K. O’Conor (Eds.), Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare: Life and Works (pp. 244-254). Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • Leerssen, J. (2015). Comparing what, precisely? H.M. Posnett and the conceptual history of 'Comparative Literature'. Comparative Critical Studies, 12(2), 197-212. DOI: 10.3366/ccs.2015.0167  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2015). German Influences. In K. Lajosi, & A. Stynen (Eds.), Choral societies and nationalism in Europe (pp. 14-32). (National cultivation of culture; No. 9). Leiden/Boston: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004300859_003  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2015). Latinitas Goes Native: The Philological Turn and Jacob Grimm's 'De desiderio patriae' (1830). In J. Bloemendal (Ed.), Bilingual Europe: Latin and vernacular cultures, examples of bilingualism and multilingualism c.1300-1800 (pp. 187-200). (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History; No. 239). Leiden/Boston: Brill. [details] 

2014

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2014). When was Romantic Nationalism? The onset, the long tail, the banal. (NISE Monographs and Essays; Vol. 3). Antwerpen: NISE.
  • Leerssen, J. (2014). Networks and Patchworks: Communication, Identities, Mediators. Revue belge de philologie et d'histoire = Belgisch tijdschrift voor filologie en geschiedenis, 92(4), 1395-1402. [details] 
  • Grosby, S., Leerssen, J., & Hirschi, C. (2014). Continuities and shifting paradigms: A debate on Caspar Hirschi's 'The origins of nationalism'. Studies on National Movements, 2. [details] 

2013

  • Leerssen, J. (2013). 'Vw water dat ontvonckt mijn vier': de Rijn en de Laaglanden. Dietsche Warande en Belfort, 158(4), 573-581. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2013). A cross-country foxhunt: claiming Reynard for the national literatures of nineteenth-century Europe. In P. J. Geary, & G. Klaniczay (Eds.), Manufacturing Middle Ages: entangled history of medievalism in nineteenth-century Europe (pp. 259-277). (National cultivation of culture; No. 6). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2013). Herinneringscultuur en geschiedschrijving tijdens de bestaansperiode van het LGOG. Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg, 149, 289-306. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2013). Notes towards a definition of Romantic Nationalism. Romantik, 2(1), 9-35. [details] 
  • Brincker, B., Hearn, J., Zimmer, O., & Leerssen, J. (2013). Seventh nations and nationalism debate: Joep Leerssen's "National thought in Europe: a cultural history". Nations and Nationalism, 19(3), 409-433. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12010  [details] 

2012

  • Leerssen, J. (2012). Ethnotypen sind Akteure: zur Poetik und Rhetorik des Vorurteils. In B. Engler (Ed.), Wir und die Anderen: Stereotypen in der Schweiz = Nous et les autres: stéréotypes en Suisse (pp. 5-20). Freiburg: Academic Press Fribourg. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2012). Imágenes nodales: el ejemplo de Carmen. In M. J. Fernández Garcia, & M. L. Leal (Eds.), Imagologías ibéricas: construyendo la imagen del otro peninsular (pp. 137-147). (Serie Estudios portugueses; No. 35). Mérida: Gobierno de Extremadura. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2012). Memory transfer. In O. Frawley (Ed.), Memory Ireland. - Vol. 2: Diaspora and memory practices (pp. 137-148). (Irish studies). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2012). Oral epic: the nation finds a voice. In T. Baycroft, & D. Hopkin (Eds.), Folklore and nationalism in Europe during the long nineteenth century (pp. 11-26). (National cultivation of culture; No. 4). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2012). The bard's garb: Ossian's dress sense. In G. Bär, & H. Gaskill (Eds.), Ossian and national epic (pp. 277-289). (Passagem; No. 6). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2012). The rise of philology: the comparative method, the historicist turn and the surreptitious influence of Giambattista Vico. In R. Bod, J. Maat, & T. Weststeijn (Eds.), The making of the humanities. - Vol. 2: From early modern to modern disciplines (pp. 23-35). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 
  • van Ginderachter, M., & Leerssen, J. (2012). Denied ethnicism: on the Walloon movement in Belgium. Nations and Nationalism, 18(2), 230-246. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2011.00511.x  [details] 

2011

  • Leerssen, J. (2011). De bronnen van het vaderland: taal, literatuur en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890. - 2e dr. Nijmegen: Vantilt. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2011). Viral nationalism: romantic intellectuals on the move in nineteenth-century Europe. Nations and Nationalism, 17(2), 257-271. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2010.00478.x  [details] 

2010

  • Leerssen, J. (2010). Novels and their readers, memories and their social frameworks. In K. Tilmans, F. van Vree, & J. Winter (Eds.), Performing the past: memory, history, and identity in modern Europe (pp. 235-256). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2010). Setting the scene for national history. In S. Berger, & C. Lorenz (Eds.), Nationalizing the past: historians as nation builders in modern Europe (pp. 71-85). (Writing the nation series; No. 4). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J., & Neubauer, J. (2010). The rural outlaws of East-Central Europe. In M. Cornis-Pope, & J. Neubauer (Eds.), History of the literary cultures of East-Central Europe: junctures and disjunctures in the 19th and 20th centuries. - Vol. 4: Types and stereotypes (pp. 407-440). (A comparative history of literatures in European languages; No. 25). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [details] 

2007

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2007). Een beetje buitenland: Nederlandse natievorming en Limburgs regionalisme. Studies over de sociaal-economische geschiedenis van Limburg, 52, 47-66. [details] 

2006

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'Englishness, ethnicity and Matthew Arnold'. European Journal of English Studies, 10(1), 63-79. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'Nationalism and the cultivation of culture'. Nations and Nationalism, 12(4), 559-578. [details] 

2018

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2018). Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

2017

  • Beller, M. (Ed.), & Leerssen, J. (2017). The Rhine: National tensions, Romantic visions. (European Studies; Vol. 33). Leiden: Brill. [details] 

2015

  • Leerssen, J. (2015). Knotenpunkte: Wie Ibsen und Maeterlinck sich in Dublin in die Quere kamen. In K. Hoff (Ed.), Literarische Transnationalitä: Kulturelle Dreiecksbeziehungen zwischen Skandinavien, Deutschland und Frankreich im 19. Jahrhundert (pp. 127-146). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [details] 

2011

  • Leerssen, J. (2011). Postmoderne "belgitude", meta-images, en de actualiteit van de imagologie. In S. Vanasten, & M. Sergier (Eds.), Literaire belgitude: bruggen en beelden = Belgitude littéraire: vues du nord: hommage aan Sonja Vanderlinden (pp. 153-164). (Transversalités; No. 6). Louvain-la-Neuve: UCL Presses Universitaires de Louvain. [details] 

2010

  • Leerssen, J. (2010). Some notes on Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett (1855-1927). In M. O'Connor (Ed.), Back to the future of Irish studies: festschrift for Tadhg Foley (pp. 111-119). (Reimagining Ireland; No. 30). Oxford: Peter Lang. [details] 

2009

  • Hoenselaars, T., & Leerssen, J. (2009). The rhetoric of national character: introduction. European Journal of English Studies, 13(3), 251-255. DOI: 10.1080/13825570903223467  [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2009). Een beetje buitenland: Nederlandse natievorming en Limburgs regionalisme. In A. Knotter (Ed.), Dit is Limburg! Opstellen over de Limburgse identiteit (pp. 229-250). Zwolle: Waanders [etc.]. [details] 

2008

  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Bomen hebben wortels, mensen hebben benen, ideeën hebben vleugels: een introductie. De Negentiende Eeuw, 32(1), 3-14. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Europe from the Balkans. In M. Wintle (Ed.), Imagining Europe: Europe and European civilisation as seen from its margins and by the rest of the world, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (pp. 105-120). (Multiple Europes; No. 42). Bruxelles [etc.]: Peter Lang. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Introduction: Philology and the European construction of national literatures. In D. van Hulle, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), Editing the nation's memory: textual scholarship and nation-building in nineteenth-century Europe (pp. 13-27). (European studies; No. 26). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Linguistic geopolitics and the problem of cultural nationalism. In P. Broomans, G. Jensma, H. Vandevoorde, & M. van Ginderacher (Eds.), The beloved mothertongue: ethnolinguistic nationalism in small nations: inventories and reflections (pp. 15-36). (Groningen studies in cultural change; No. 33). Leuven: Peeters. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Making Shakespeare national. In D. Delabastita, J. de Vos, & P. Franssen (Eds.), Shakespeare and European politics (pp. 36-55). Newark: University of Delaware Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Nation and ethnicity. In S. Berger, & C. Lorenz (Eds.), The contested nation: ethnicity, class, religion and gender in national histories (pp. 75-103, 557-561). (Writing the nation series; No. 3). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). The nation’s canon and the book trade. In D. van Hulle, & J. Leerssen (Eds.), Editing the nation's memory: textual scholarship and nation-building in nineteenth-century Europe (pp. 305-317). (European studies; No. 26). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Van Hulle, D., & Leerssen, J. (2008). Editing the nation's memory: textual scholarship and nation-building in nineteenth-century Europe. (European studies; No. 26). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 

2007

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2007). 'Imagology: History and method'. In J. T. Leerssen, & M. Beller (Eds.), Imagology: The cultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey (pp. 17-32). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2007). 'Last bard or first virtuoso? Carolan, conviviality and the need for an audience'. In L. P. Ó Murchu (Ed.), Amhráin Chearbhalláin / The poems of Carolan: Reassessments (pp. 30-42). London: Irish Text Society. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2007). 'The poetics and anthropology of national character (1500-2000)'. In J. T. Leerssen, & M. Beller (Eds.), Imagology: The cultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey (pp. 63-75). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2007). Diverse kleinere lemmata. In J. T. Leerssen, & M. Beller (Eds.), Imagology: The cultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T., & Beller, M. (2007). Imagology: The cultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2007). De natie als auteur. In L. Kuitert, C. Dauven, & J. Koopmans (Eds.), Wie is de auteur? Dertien opstellen over schrijverschap, toeschrijvingen, pseudoniemen en anonimiteit (pp. 175-198). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2007). Landsnamen, taalnamen: de lexicale aanloop tot de Groot-Nederlandse gedachte. In J. Fenoulhet, A. J. Gelderblom, M. Kristel, J. Lalleman, L. Missinne, & J. Pekelder (Eds.), Neerlandistiek in contrast: bijdragen aan het Zestiende Colloquium Neerlandicum (pp. 471-485). Amsterdam: Rozenberg. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. (2007). Moral labyrinths: On an emerging image of Europe. Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság, 5(2), 33-51. [details] 

2006

  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'Een nieuw repoussoir: Nederlandse zelfbeelden en Nederlandse beelden van België'. In P. Rietbergen, & T. Verschaffel (Eds.), De erfenis van 1830 (pp. 177-200). Leuven: Acco. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'Historisme en historicisme'. De Negentiende Eeuw, 30, 110-117. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). 'The downward pull of cultural essentialism'. In M. Wintle (Ed.), Image into identity. Constructing and assigning identity in a culture of modernity (pp. 31-52). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). De bronnen van het vaderland: taal, literatuur en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890. Nijmegen: Vantilt. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). National thought in Europe: A cultural history. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2006). From whiskey to famine: food and intercultural encounters in Irish history. European studies, 22, 49-61.

2008

  • Leerssen, J. T. Vaderlandsliefde: Hoorcollege over nationalisme en nationaal gevoel in Europa

2006

  • Leerssen, J. T. 'Literatuurgeschiedenis: een hoorcollege over de geschiedenis van de Europese letteren'

Award

  • Leerssen, J. (2015). Dr Winaendts Franckenprijs.
  • Leerssen, J. (2014). Doctor Honoris causa (Univ. Bucharest).
  • Leerssen, J. (2010). KNAW Akademiehoogleraar.
  • Leerssen, J. (2008). Spinoza Prize.
  • Leerssen, J. T. (2008). lid van de KNAW.

Scientific position

  • van der Laarse, R., Leerssen, J. T., Bialasiewicz, L. A. & Wintle, M. J. (2016-). theme leader European Identity and Culture ACCESS EUROPE EIC: European Identity and Culture In the rapidly mutating global and domestic context, (…), ACCESS EUROPE (Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies).
  • Leerssen, J. (2008-2016). Governing board, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

Media appearance

  • Leerssen, J. (26-06-2016). Het Filosofisch Kwintet [Television]. Panel discussant, "Het filosofisch Kwintet".

Journal editor

  • Leerssen, J. (member of editorial board) (2010-2025). Nations and Nationalism (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Leerssen, J. (speaker) (6-10-2017). The nationalization of language, Université de Liège.
  • Leerssen, J. (speaker) (8-3-2017). Humanities Horizons Lecture 2017, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Leerssen, J. (speaker) (22-7-2016). Behind Gutenberg's Back: World Literature beyond Print Culture, 21st Congress of the ICLA, Vienna, Austria.
  • Leerssen, J. (speaker) (22-4-2016). Cúchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising, British Academy.
  • Leerssen, J. T. (invited speaker) (2-7-2013). Sleeping Beauty gets around: popular-elite, cross-national, and inter-medial circulation, SIEF2013 (Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore), Tartu, Estonia.
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