Marijke Meijer Drees

Dr. Marijke Meijer Drees is an associate professor emeritus of Historical Dutch Literature at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Arts).

She and her husband, Carel Jansen, live in Aduard, a small village in the northern part of the Netherlands that is famous for its medieval church built in 1297 as an infirmary for the monks in the local Cisterzian monastery

Besides volunteering at for instance the Food Bank Het Hogeland (Winsum) and the Cloister museum St. Bernardushof (Aduard) I give guest lectures, workshops and interviews in my area of expertise: early modern Dutch literature. Furthermore, I am a member of the Quality and Assessment Committee of Dutch ALfa4 all

Currently I am preparing book about ca. 20 early modern Dutch female authors in the northern provinces (co-author Jannie van der Kloet) and a revised edition of P.C. Hooft’s comedy Warenar  in the educational series Tekst in Context (Amsterdam University Press)

In the free time I have left, I join Floron plant excursions as much as possible.  Since I took Floron’s determination course in 2021, a completely new world has opened up for me …