About

I am Assistant Professor of European Literature at Radboud University, where I teach courses on modern literature and literary theory. My publications include a monograph, Anthony Trollope’s Late Style: Victorian Liberalism and Literary Form (Edinburgh UP, 2016), as well as a special issue on literature and economics forthcoming in the European Journal of English Studies (2017) and the Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope (2019). I am currently working on a literary history of nineteenth-century diplomacy, with a particular focus on British and Irish views on the Risorgimento. I also have an interest in word and image studies and have created a film, The Pleasure of That Obstinacy, an intellectual portrait of J. Hillis Miller.

Education

PhD, Literary Studies (summa cum laude), University of Leuven, 2013
Recognized student, English, University of Oxford, Hilary term, 2012
MA, Literary Studies (summa cum laude), University of Leuven, 2009
Exchange student, spring term, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
MA, Western Literature: English and Latin (summa cum laude), University of Leuven, 2008
BA, Language and Literature: English and Latin (cum laude), University of Leuven, 2007

Publications

Monograph 

Anthony Trollope’s Late Style: Victorian Liberalism and Literary Form. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780748699551.

Edited collections 

The Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope. Eds. Frederik Van Dam, David Skilton, and Ortwin de Graef. Edinburgh: University Press, 2018.

Getting and Spending. Eds. Frederik Van Dam, Silvana Colella, and Brecht de Groote. European Journal of English Studies 21.1 (2017).

Articles 

‘An Outpost of Modernism: The Diplomatic Design of Cosmopolis.’ Victoriographies 8.2 (2018). 170–186.

‘Anthony Trollope and the Risorgimento.’ English Literary History 85.1 (2018): 171-189.

‘The Pleasure of that Obstinacy: An Interview with J. Hillis Miller.’ Victoriographies 8.1 (2018): 120–134.

‘Waterloo Remembered: Thomas Moore and the Literary Reception of the Battle of Waterloo in the Nineteenth Century.’ Studies in Romanticism 56.4 (2017): 379–398.

‘Getting and Spending.’ European Journal of English Studies 21.1 (2017): 1–12.

‘Liberal Formalism.’ European Journal of English Studies 20.3 (2016): 236–248.

‘“Wholesome Lessons”: Love as Tact between Matthew Arnold and Anthony Trollope.’ Partial Answers 12.2 (2014): 287–310.

‘Victorian Instincts: Anthony Trollope and the Philosophy of Law.’ Literature Compass 9.11 (2012): 801–812.

‘Character and the Career: Anthony Trollope’s Phineas Finn and the Rhetoric of the Victorian State.’ English Text Construction 2.1 (2009): 91–110.

Book chapters 



‘The Pleasure of that Obstinacy: An Interview with J. Hillis Miller, Redux.’ Reading 19th Century Literature: Essays in Honour of J. Hillis Miller. Eds. Julian Wolfreys and Monika Szuba. Edinburgh UP, 2019.

‘Hellenising the Roman Past: Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean and Anthony Trollope’s The Life of Cicero.’ Reading 19th Century Literature: Essays in Honour of J. Hillis Miller. Eds. Julian Wolfreys and Monika Szuba. Edinburgh UP, 2019.

‘Adapting as a Form of Remediation: A Benjaminian Perspective.’ Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. Eds. Keith Williams, Chris Murray, Jan Baetens, and Sophie Aymes. Word and Image Interactions, Vol. 9. Amsterdam and New York: Brill / Rodopi, 2019. 295-306.

‘Introduction.’ The Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope. Eds. Frederik Van Dam, David Skilton, and Ortwin de Graef. Edinburgh UP, 2019. 1-9.

‘Liberal Formalism.’ The Politics of Form. Eds. Sarah Copland and Greta Olson. London: Routledge, 2018.

‘Trollope and Politics.’ The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope. Eds. Deborah Denenholz Morse, Margeret Markwick, and Mark Turner. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. Co-authored with Lauren M. E. Goodlad. 15–34.

‘Allegorical Landscapes: The Psychology of Seeing in Anthony Trollope’s Later Novels.’ Transforming Anthony Trollope: Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image. Eds. Laurence Grove and Simon Grennan. Leuven: Leuven UP, 2015. 71–87.

‘“Der Schrei des Marsyas”: On the Mythic Voices of the Subaltern in Reinhard Jirgl’s MutterVaterRoman.’ Twenty Years On: Competing Memories of the GDR in Postunification Germany. Eds. Renate Rechtien and Dennis Tate. Rochester (NY): Camden House, 2011. 69–84. Co-authored with Arne De Winde.

Reviews 
 

Review of Francis Mulhern’s Figures of Catastrophe: The Condition of Culture Novel. New Left Review (2019).

‘The Tragedy of Dispossession.’ Review of John McCourt’s Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland. Breac (2017): https://breac.nd.edu/articles/the-tragedy-of-dispossession/.

‘Forms of Englishness in Trollope and Tennyson.’ Review of Reforming Trollope: Race, Gender, and Englishness in the Novels of Anthony Trollope by Deborah Denenholz Morse, and Tennyson and the Fabrication of Englishness by Marion Sherwood. Journal of Victorian Culture 20.3 (2015): 418–422.

Review of Antipodal England: Emigration and Portable Domesticity in the Victorian Imagination, by Janet C. Myers. Victoriographies 1.1 (2011): 147–149.

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