drs. D. Visser (Dirk)
Docent - Departement Moderne talen en culturen
Buitenpromovendus - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
Dirk Visser studied English language and literature at the University of Groningen, where he took a particular interest in modern drama. After completing his studies in the Netherlands, he spent a term at the University of Sussex, where he studied in the then newly established department of Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change.
Dirk’s current research investigates the theatrical response to the AIDS crisis in Britain and America, focusing particularly on those plays that did not enter the canon of English or American drama. By unearthing these plays from the archive, this research project intends to restore them to their rightful place within the cultural memory of the AIDS epidemic.