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Dr. J.D. (Jesse) van Amelsvoort

Docent moderne Europese letterkunde
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies

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  • Profiel

    Since February 2021, I have been a lecturer in modern European literature at the Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam.

    Before this, from 2017 to 2021, I was a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature with University of Groningen / Campus Fryslân, the Netherlands. My dissertation, “A Europe of Connections: Post-National Worlds in Contemporary Minority Literature,” centres on six writers from Finland to the United Kingdom, and from the Netherlands to Spain. I combine perspectives from world literature, minority studies, and European studies to elaborate a “worldly reading” strategy that is attuned to how these writers negotiate pressures of the national in times of globalization. Parts of this project have been published in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and Global Perspectives. I am due to defend my dissertation in November 2021.

    I am currently starting a project provisionally entitled “Connective Fictions” that investigates how literature can be the connection between abstract, transborder processes such as climate change and migration on the one hand and individual, everyday life on the other. This project continues my interest in the ways various scales – the local, the national, the global – intersect and impact daily life, while extending my purview to the environmental humanities. 

    I hold a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht (2012, cum laude), an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London (2013, cum laude), and an MA in Euroculture from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the University of Groningen (2016, cum laude).

  • Publicaties


    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2020). 'I Heard Homer Sing': Tsjêbbe Hettinga and the Paradoxes of European Multilingualism. Global Perspectives, 1(1), 1-9.
    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2020). Anxious About a Changing World: Twenty-First Century Low Countries Gothic Novels. Dutch Crossing, 44(1), 102-117.


    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2019). Bemiddelende minderheden: Literatuur in een tijd van woede. It Baeken, 80(3-4), 105-116.
    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2019). Narrating into Europe: Female Migrant Writers' Voice and Representation. Politique Européenne, (66), 150-168.


    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2018). 'Not Merely in Symbol but in Reality': Zadie Smith and the Aesthetic of the Intellectual. In S. Ponzanesi, & A. Habed (Eds.), Postcolonial Intellectuals in Europe: Portraits, Networks, Connections (pp. 158-173). Rowman & Littlefield.
    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2018). Between Forster and Gilroy: Race and (Re)connection in Zadie Smith's NW. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 37(2), 419-434. https://doi.org/10.1353/tsw.2018.0033


    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2021). Loft en lân: Gesprekken over Tsjêbbe Hettinga. Uitgeverij Bornmeer.
    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2021). Inleiding: Het land en de wereld. In J. van Amelsvoort (Ed.), Loft en lân: Gesprekken over Tsjêbbe Hettinga (pp. 7-15). Uitgeverij Bornmeer.
    • van Amelsvoort, J. D. (2021). Tussen taal en politiek. Armada, (73).
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