Dr. A.E. (Annelies) Schulte Nordholt

  • Lecturer
  • French language and culture
  • French literature (1850 to the present day)

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2170
E-Mail: a.e.schulte@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, Franse L&C
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 2
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 2.02b


My research comprises the field of French Literature from approximately 1850 to the present day, with emphasis on the period after 1945.
Research questions:
Literary criticism and literary theory, in their interaction with philosophical and aesthetic issues, including the works of Maurice Blanchot, Jean Paulhan, Georges Bataille.
Modernism and the question of literary creativity, particularly in the works of Marcel Proust. The memory of WWII and the Holocaust in French and French-Jewish literature.
The theme of the metropolis, Paris in particular, and its place in French literature from Baudelaire and Zola to the present day.

Curriculum Vitae

Annelies Schulte Nordholt studied French and Philosophy in Paris and Amsterdam. Doctoral degree in French and Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam. Assistant researcher (OIO) at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO. Doctorate cum laude at the University of Amsterdam on Maurice Blanchot (1993). Postdoc (NWO)  and KNAW fellow at Leiden University.

Teaching activities

BA and MA courses:
- French literature (19th and 20th c.)
- Proust and modernist poetics
- Paris and the urban space in 19th and 20th c.
- Beyond the traditional novel: Queneau, Beckett, Sarraute, Robbe-Grillet, Simon)
- Holocaust literature and art (with prof. E. van Alphen)
- Patrick Modiano
- Georges Perec
- Maghreb literature
- History of political ideas in France, from Rousseau to De Gaulle
- Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Rimbaud
- French language teaching: Oral French, Written French, Translation into French.

Key Publications

  • Perec, Modiano, Raczymow. La génération d’ après et la mémoire de la Shoah, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2008, 335 p.
  • Témoignages de l’ après-Auschwitz dans  la littérature juive-française d’ aujourd’ hui (A. Schulte Nordholt, ed.), Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2008
  • Maurice Blanchot. L’écriture comme expérience du dehors, Genève, Droz, 1995, 383 pp.
  • Tentation esthétique et exigence éthique. Lévinas et l’oeuvre littéraire’,  Etudes littéraires, ‘Ethique et littérature’, L. Korthals Altes ed., été 1999, Québec, Université de Laval, pp. 69-87
  • Le moi créateur dans A la recherche du temps perdu, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2002, 263 pp.

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