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mw. dr. M.J.M. (Marleen) Rensen

Moderne Europese Letterkunde
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
Fotograaf: onbekend

Bezoekadres
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Kamernummer: D2.08B
Postadres
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
    1012 CX Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    Research Pofile

    Marleen Rensen studied Arts and Sciences at the University of Maastricht and took her PHD at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer of Modern European Literature, teaching in the department of European Studies. She specializes in twentieth century literature and life writing, with a specific focus on France and Germany in 1900-1945.

    Other fields of interest are: transnational life writing; the artist's biography; ideas of Europe and European identities; cultural relations between France and Germany; literary engagement; literature and eurofascism.

    In her current research on French and German intellectuals (1870-1945) she studies the way in which artists' lives have been written to articulate European identities.

     

    Research Projects

    My main research projects are:

    • Transnational Life Writing (edited volume + Member of Expert group ' Unhinging the National Framework' )
    • Transnational Perspectives on Artists' Lives (edited volume)
    • Life Writing and European Identities (special issue Journal)
    • The Franco-German Axis, 1870-present
    • European Encounters: intellectual cultural exchanges in the 20th and 21st centuries (research group ARTES)

     

    Teaching

    Currently, she is teaching BA and MA courses in European Studies (in Dutch and English) on subjects such as Franco-German relations, life writing and European identities, and development of teaching methods and materials about Europe for secondary schools. 

    She is also the Programme Coordinator of the MA 'Identity and Integration' (European studies).

     

    Articles (a selection)

    • 'Time, Rhythm and Ritual: Imagined Communities in L'espoir (1937) and Les sept couleurs (1939), in: Imagining Communities (Amsterdam University Press, 2018) 
    • 'Fascist Poetry for Europe. The Case of Robert Brasillach' in: Fascism beyond Borders (Berghanh 2017) https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BauerkaemperFascism
    • 'Restoring the Republic of Letters: Romain Rolland, Stefan Zweig and Transnational Community-Building in Europe 1914–34', in: (Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918–68 (Routledge 2016) https://www.routledge.com/ReConstructing-Communities-in-Europe-1918-1968-Senses-of-Belonging/Couperus-Kaal/p/book/9781138692282
    • 'Writing European Lives. Stefan Zweig as Biographer of Verhaeren, Rolland and Erasmus' (2015) European Journal of Life Writing

     

    Edited volume:

    European Encounters. Intellectual Exchange and the Rethinking of Europe 1914-1945; European Studies 32 - Edited Volume (2014) European Encounters

    This volume comprises the proceedings of a Conference with same name held at the University of Amsterdam.                                                           

    Together with Carlos Reijnen she has edited this volume, provided it with an introduction and contributed a chapter on the friendship of Romain Rolland and Stefan Zweig.

     

    Academic Monograph

    Lijden aan de tijd. Franse intellectuelen in het interbellum (Aspekt, 2009)

     

    PHD-thesis (2009) Lijden aan de tijd Franse intellectuelen in het interbellum. About French intellectuals in the interwar period (Robert Brasillach, Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, André Malraux and Paul Nizan) Uitgeverij Aspekt

    Chapter on ' Rhythmic Communities' in French Literature from the Interwar period

    Chapter on the Transnational dimension of Robert Brasillach's Literary Fascism

    Chapter on 'The European Republic of Letters' as conceived by Romain Rolland and Stefan Zweig

  • Publicaties

    2018

    • Rensen, M. J. M. (2018). Time, Rhythm and Ritual: Imagined Communities in L’espoir (1937) and Les sept couleurs (1939) . In G. Blok, C. Weeda, & V. Kuitenbrouwer (Eds.), Imagining Communities: Historial Reflections on the Process of Communtiy Formation (pp. 149-173). [8] Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

    2017

    • Rensen, M. (2017). Fascist Poetry for Europe: Transnational Fascism and the Case of Robert Brasillach. In A. Bauerkämper, & G. Rossoliński-Liebe (Eds.), Fascism without Borders: Transnational connections and cooperation between movements and regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945 (pp. 192-215). New York: Berghahn. [details] 
    • Rensen, M. (2017). Restoring the Republic of Letters: Romain Rolland, Stefan Zweig and Transnational Community Building in Europe, 1914-34. In S. Couperus, & H. Kaal (Eds.), (Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968: Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State (pp. 153-174). (Routledge Studies in Modern European History; Vol. 37). New York: Routledge. [details] 

    2015

    • Rensen, M. (2015). Writing European Lives: Stefan Zweig as a Biographer of Verhaeren, Rolland and Erasmus. European Journal of Life Writing, 4, 1-29. DOI: 10.5463/ejlw.4.162  [details] 

    2012

    • Rensen, M. (2012). Romain Rolland et son 'Beethoven': de la 'Vie de Beethoven' (1903) à 'Jean-Christophe' (1904-1912). In J-M. Wittmann (Ed.), Biographie et roman: actes du colloque international de Metz, septembre-octobre 2010 (pp. 281-300). (Recherches en littérature; Vol. 7). Metz: Université de Lorraine, Centre de recherche Écritures. [details] 

    2010

    • Rensen, M. (2010). 'El capitán' Jef Last: un écrivain néerlandais sur le front espagnol. Aden: Paul Nizan et les années trente, 9, 173-191. [details] 

    2014

    • Reijnen, C., & Rensen, M. (2014). European encounters: intellectual exchange and the rethinking of Europe 1914-1945. (European studies; No. 32). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
    • Reijnen, C., & Rensen, M. (2014). Introduction: European Encounters. Intellectual Exchange and the Rethinking of Europe (1914-1945). In C. Reijnen, & M. Rensen (Eds.), European encounters: intellectual exchange and the rethinking of Europe 1914-1945 (pp. 13-30). (European studies; No. 32). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 
    • Rensen, M. (2014). Exemplary Europeans. Romain Rolland and Stefan Zweig. European studies, 32, 173-188. [details] 

    2009

    • Rensen, M. (2009). Lijden aan de tijd: Franse intellectuelen in het interbellum. Soesterberg: Aspekt. [details] 

    2016

    • Rensen, M. (2016). [Review of: R. Görner, K. Renoldner (2015) Zweigs England; R. Battiston, K. Renoldner (2011) 'Ich liebte Frankreich wie eine zweite Heimat.': Neue Studien zu Stefan Zweig = 'J'aimais la France comme ma seconde patrie.': Actualité(s) de Stefan Zweig]. German Studies Review, 39(2), 405-409. DOI: 10.1353/gsr.2016.0038  [details] 

    2014

    • Rensen, M. J. M. (2014). Vragen van deze tijd [Bespreking van: T. Kleinpaste (2013) Nederland als vervlogen droom]. Openbaar Bestuur, 24(1), 33-34. [details] 

    2013

    2009

    • Rensen, M. (2009). [Review of: J.J. Slauerhoff (2008) La révolte de Guadalajara]. Aden: Paul Nizan et les années trente, 8, 428-429. [details] 

    Lidmaatschap

    • Rensen, M. (2016-2017). Jurylid Jan Hanlo Essayprijs 2017, Jan Hanlo Essayprijs.
    • Rensen, M. (2015-2017). International AutoBiography Association Europe.
    • Rensen, M. (2012-2018). Lid redactieraad, UvA Spui25.
    • Rensen, M. (2012-2018). Member of the Editorial Board., Armada. Tijdschrift voor Wereldliteratuur.
    • Rensen, M. (2012-2018). Lid Conseil d'Administration, Groupe Interdisciplinaire d'Études Nizaniennes.
    • Rensen, M. (2012-2018). Lid Commissie Letteren, Amsterdamse Kunstraad.

    Spreker

    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (16-9-2016). Paper 'Building Blocks for Europe. Klaus Mann’s André Gide. Die Geschichten eines Europäers', Conference Re-Imagining Europe: Perspectives on a Contested Continent, 800-2000, Utrecht.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (30-6-2016). Pitch 'Republiek der Letteren' (samen met Charles van den Heuvel en Dirk van Miert), Conference Digitalisation of Cultural Heritage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (7-12-2015). Restoring the Republic of Letters Romain Rolland, Stefan Zweig and the transnational community building in interwar European humanities and sciences, Vossius Seminar , Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (8-7-2015). Paper '(World) literature for Europe', 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, Paris.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (5-6-2015). Presentation 'Heritage and European Life Narratives', European Diary Archive and Collections (EDAC) Founding Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (4-6-2015). Paper Presentation 'Stefan Zweig and Biography as a Form of Cultural Mediation', Mittler und Vermittler Konferenz, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (18-12-2014). Conference Intellectuals and the Great War, Intellectualls and the Great War, Gent, Belgium.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (9-9-2014). Paper 'Stefan Zweig and Emile Verhaeren: A Case Study', Conference Encounters, Bristol.
    • Rensen, M. (speaker) (21-6-2014). Paper 'Myths of a Fascist Europe in the Writings of Robert Brasillach', Fascism without Borders, Berlin, Germany.

    2008

    • Rensen, M. J. M. (2008). Lijden aan de tijd : Franse intellectuelen in het interbellum [details] 
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