My research concerns (early modern) Dutch literary culture (ca. 1600-1800). I am interested in topics, themes and authors. For instance: drama, pamphlets and satire; images of the self & the other, national identities and diversity, citizenship, the Dutch canon, Brongersma, Coornhert, Focquenbroch, Smids, Vondel, Vos (see also ‘Publications’)
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 the comedy Warenar (P.C. Hooft) in the educational series Tekst in Context (Amsterdam University Press).
September 2011- August 2020 (retirement): director Dutch Studies Program (University of Groningen)