Annelies Schulte Nordholt




Annelies Schulte Nordholt teaches Modern French literature and culture at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She holds degrees in Philosophy and French and a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. A specialist of Maurice Blanchot, she worked on his criticism and fiction, focusing on their aesthetic and ethical dimension especially in relation to Emmanuel Levinas (Maurice Blanchot. L’écriture comme expérience du dehors, Droz, Geneva, 1995). European Modernism and the question of literary creativity is a second area of interest of hers, especially in the work of Marcel Proust (Le moi créateur dans A la recherche du temps perdu, L’Harmattan, 2002). She is also one of the editors of the scholarly review Marcel Proust Aujourd’hui/Today (Brill, Leiden). The memory of World War II and of the Holocaust in French and French-Jewish literature is her third, more topical research area, particularly in the work of second generation authors and child survivors (Perec, Modiano, Raczymow. La génération d’après et la mémoire de la Shoah,  Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2008 ; Témoignages de l’après-Auschwitz dans la littérature juive-française. Enfants de survivants et survivants-enfants, A. Schulte Nordholt, ed., Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2008). Her current research is on Paris urban space as a carrier of personal and collective memory in the work of Georges Perec. For more information, see