Dr Marian Janssen was asked to write the life of poet, essayist, and translator Carolyn Kizer. Janssen will paint Kizer's portrait based on extensive archival research and a hundred or so interviews with colleagues, friends and relatives.
This project counters the separation of Euro-Western intellectuals from Indigenous ones by asking: which epistemological, formal, and thematic distinctions and connections are present in post-war fiction on Native North America on both sides of the Atlantic? Are there cultural, political, historical circumstances and conditions conceivable that establish interconnectivity across the Atlantic world and give rise to alliances across ethnic divides?
This project focusses on the criticism on advertising in the Netherlands in the years 1955-1979. During this period, the phenomenon of advertising became the subject of an often heated debate, which touched on themes such as the rise of the consumer/consumerism society, the influence of the media, the division of roles between men and women, and environmental pollution.
Building upon the growing body of research empirically demonstrating the cultural construction of emotions, The Sensitive City investigates the relationship between emotions and space in the modern metropolises of Amsterdam, Paris and London.
This research will contribute uniquely to the disciplinary development of cross-epistemological studies, focusing in particular on Indigenous and decolonial issues. Past and present settler colonialism as practice and ideology has led to the material and intellectual dispossession of Indigenous peoples and the subjugation of their ways of being and seeing the world. Our research seeks to address the epistemic injustices resulting from unequal distribution and validation of knowledge in universities on a transnational scale.