M.L. Mekenkamp MA (Marloes)
PhD candidate - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
Marloes Mekenkamp is a PhD candidate at The Radboud Institute for Culture & History. Her research focusses on the relationship between literature and activism within contexts of violence and conflict. In her doctoral thesis Marloes studies the role of emotions in poetic activism within the context of the “war against drugs” in Mexico. In addition, she has published on the literary production of the Mexican criminal group La Familia Michoacana.
Marloes’ PhD project is supervised by Prof. Brigitte Adriaensen, dr. Marije Hristova and dr. Reindert Dhondt.
- M. Mekenkamp. “The Melodramatic Mode in Poetic Activism: An Analysis of María Rivera's “Los muertos” and it's Afterlives”, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. 2023. Full text
- M. Mekenkamp. “Narrative Strategies of Criminal Legitimacy: The Picaresque Novel and the Social Bandit Myth in Me dicen el más loco, diario de un idealista”, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 38.1, 2022. Full text
- N. Kremers & M. Mekenkamp. “Culturen in conflict: een klassieker onder de loep”, 2021. (Teaching material for high school Spanish classes. On feminist rewritings of Pablo Neruda’s poetry) Full text
- M. Mekenkamp. “Review of Public Pages. Reading along the Latin American Streetscape.” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, (109), 2020. Full text
- M. Mekenkamp. “Poesía y violencia – una conversación con la poeta mexicana María Rivera.” El Nieuwe Acá. Un fanzine de literatura menor, February 9, 2020. Full text