Dr. J.M.M. (Sjef) Houppermans

  • Senior lecturer
  • French language and culture

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2052
E-Mail: j.m.m.houppermans@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 2.03c

Fields of interest

Field of teaching and research: French and Francophone Literature from the 17th century to the present.
Theoretical background: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis; Narratology; Intermediality; Intercultural Studies.
Most important subjects of this research at present:
Modernism (arrière-gardes)
Psychoanalysis and Culture
Claude Simon
Present-day novelists placed in the tradition of the 20th century (in particular, Jean Echenez, François Bon, Richard Millet, Claude Ollier)
Fantastic elements within the tradition of 18th century novel-writing
Films of novels and novels about film
René Girard: Literature, Philosophy, Theology


Raymond Roussel, écriture et désir, Paris, Corti, 1985

Lectures du désir, Amsterdam / New York, Rodopi, 1997

Samuel Beckett et compagnie, Amsterdam / New York, Rodopi, 2003

Drieluik : Alain Robbe-Grillet autobiographe; Claude Ollier Cartographe; Rernaud Camus érographe, Amsterdam / New York, Rodopi, 1992, 1997, 2005.

Marcel Proust constructiviste, Amsterdam / New York, Rodopi, 2006.

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