Dr. E.J. (Evert) van Leeuwen

  • Lecturer
  • English language and culture

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3949
E-Mail: e.j.van.leeuwen@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.05C
Personal Homepage: hum.leiden.edu/​lucas/​members-modern-contemporary/​leeuwenejvan.html

Fields of interest

  • English-language fantastic fiction from the eighteenth century to the present (gothic, horror, supernatural and science fiction)
  • philosophies of magic and the supernatural
  • the history of popular culture genres.

Favourite authors: Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Riddell, William Hope Hodgson, Algernon Blackwood; H.P. Lovecraft; Shirley Jackson, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King.
Favourite filmmakers: Val Guest, Robert Wise, Roger Corman, George Romero, John Carpenter, and Alex Cox.


The history, development and interrelations of literary, scientific and religious supernatural discourses in English-language culture from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Curriculum Vitae

2000-2001 MPhil:  In the Gothic Imagination (University of Stirling, Scotland)
2000-2005 PhD candidate  (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
2005-2007 Junior Lecturer
2007-        Lecturer

Teaching activities

BA courses in English Literature from the Renaissance up to the Modernists.
MA courses on various topics within my field of interest.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015