Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe

Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe, Part II


  • Dennis Kersten Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Anne-Marie Mreijen Huygens ING (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • Yvonne Delhey Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen




Teaching Life Writing


Introduction to Teaching Life Writing, Part II

Author Biographies

Dennis Kersten, Radboud University Nijmegen

Dennis Kersten is Assistent Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Arts of Radboud University, the Netherlands. His dissertation, Travels with Fiction in the Field of Biography. Writing the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century Authors, deals with the merging of fact and fiction in contemporary life narratives about Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar Wilde. "Performing Pop Lives on Paper", his most recent research project, focusses on rock life writing, especially autobiographical texts by British rock musicians. He is co-editor of the "Teaching Life Writing" cluster of EJLW and EJLW's reviews editor.

Anne-Marie Mreijen, Huygens ING (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

Anne-Marie Mreijen is a political historian and works as managing editor of BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review at the Huygens ING (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). In February 2018 she defended her PhD thesis, a biography of Dutch parliamentarian Marinus van der Goes van Naters (Amsterdam, Boom Publishers).

Yvonne Delhey, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Yvonne Delhey is Senior Lecturer in German at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands). She holds a PhD in German literature from the University of Amsterdam (2002). Her research focuses on auto-/biographical approaches, identity constructions and spatial concepts in (mainly) modern German literature. In recent years, she has developed an additional research focus on intercultural learning and foreign language teaching. Recently she co-organized a conference about ‘autofiction as utopia’ (proceedings are planned) and published about ‘secondary witness’ and the difficulties of witnessing totalitarian violence in the context of the GDR (‘Wie bezeugt man totalitäre Gewalt?’ In: Th. Erdbrügger/ I. Probst (eds.): Verbindungen. Frauen – DDR – Literatur, Berlin 2018, 143-161). Email: y.delhey@let.ru.nl





Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe