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Dr R.W.H. (Rudolph) Glitz

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur
Photographer: Nicolas Ruh

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 529
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Academic Background and Administrative Functions

    Although I began my studies in Heidelberg and Berlin (Philosophy, German, and English), my degrees are from Cambridge (MPhil in European Literature at King's College) and Oxford (MSt and DPhil in English Literature at Corpus Christi College), where I spent most of my student life and ended up doing my doctoral research.  After that I began working at Harlaxton College, the British study abroad campus of the American University of Evansville, where I taught a variety of literature and interdisciplinary courses and also helped to set up a new Centre for British Studies. Two years later, I became Universitair Docent (tenured Assistant/Associate Professor/Juniorprofessor) of English Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies here at the University of Amsterdam, where I have long been running the English Literature MA programme. From 2012-2015, furthermore, I served as interim chair of the English department's literature group and from 2016-2017 as Opleidingsdirecteur Noord-Europese Talen.

    Thesis Supervision

    I am happy to offer thesis supervision on most post-1500 English literature - including Shakespeare - but am particularly interested in topics involving Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist poetry, Victorian and twentieth-century novels, scientific discourse in relation to these, sociological theory and its relation to literature, and questions from analytical philosophy. I am also open to projects focusing on narrative non-print media such as computer games. My long-term research interest is into age group formations and generation conflicts in literature, so if you have a topic that relates to age in any way, I am likely to be a good fit.

  • Teaching

    I am currently co-ordinating and teaching the English MA core course 'Critical Approaches to English Literature and Culture', the related 'Thesis Seminar', the MA elective 'Self-Reflection in English Poetry', and the BA honours course 'Between the Lines: Great Works of English Literature'. In addition, I am contributing to the Research MA Literary Studies core course 'Key Debates in Literary and Cultural Analysis'. Finally, together with Dr Viktorija Kostadinova, I am running the film nights of the UvA English Department. Keep an eye open for our posters and announcements.

    Although I am not co-ordinating our long-standing and prestigious departmental guest lecture series any more at the moment (this year, my colleague Dr Joyce Goggin is doing the honours), I can still propose and host speakers, so feel free to approach me if you plan to come to town and our interests overlap.

    In my time at the UvA, I have taught extensively at every level of our various degree programmes that involve English Literature and Culture, from first-year introductions to successfully defended PhDs. I have also directed a student performance of one of Chaucer's Canterbury tales, organized several study trips, made a few guest appearances at Amsterdam University College and participated in various Erasmus teaching exchanges, all experiences I hope to repeat in the future if my schedule permits and appealing opportunities arise. 

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    2016

    • Glitz, R. (2016). Fantasy and Holocaust Reality in Georges Perec's W ou le souvenir d'enfance and Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella. In A. Bannink, & W. Honselaar (Eds.), From variation to iconicity: festschrift for Olga Fischer on the occasion of her 65th birthday (pp. 121-128). Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Pegasus. [details]

    2014

    • Glitz, R. W. H. (2014). Facing the Feral Child: Precarious Futures in Three Popular Science-Fiction Narratives. In B. Korte, & F. Regard (Eds.), Narrating "Precariousness": Modes, Media, Ethics (pp. 41). (Anglistische Forschungen; Vol. 437). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.

    2013

    2011

    • Glitz, R. (2011). Arnold Bennett: The Old Wives' Tale. In C. Baldick, & P. Childs (Eds.), The Literary Encyclopedia. - vol. 1.1.1.08: English Writing and Culture of the early Twentieth Century, 1901-1945. The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd. [details]

    2010

    • Bloemendal, J., Dauven-van Knippenberg, C., & Glitz, R. (2010). Zur Einführung: von Marien und Madonnen, von liebenden und gelehrten Frauen. In J. Bloemendal, C. Dauven-van Knippenberg, & R. Glitz (Eds.), Von Maria bis Madonna: von Mutter bis Magd: Vorlesungen im Rahmen des Europäischen Masters, Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters und de Frühen Neuzeit = From Mary to Madonna: from mother to maiden: lectures presented as part of the European master German literature of the Middle Ages and the early modern period (pp. 9-23). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam [etc.]. [details]
    • Glitz, R. (2010). Making worlds historical: the political aesthetics of Sid Meier's 'Civilization' series. In A. Nünning, V. Nünning, & B. Neumann (Eds.), The aesthetics and politics of cultural worldmaking (pp. 161-180). (Giessen contributions to the study of culture; No. 3). Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. [details]
    • Glitz, R. (2010). Samuel Butler (1835-1902). The literary encyclopedia, 23-09-2010(674). [details]

    2009

    • Glitz, R. (2009). Writing the Victorians: the early twentieth-century family chronicle. (Anglistische Forschungen; No. 382). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. [details]

    2008

    • Glitz, R. (2008). Down from the attic: the violent madwoman in Victorian sensation fiction [Review of: A. Mangham (2007) Violent women and sensation fiction: crime, medicine and Victorian popular culture]. IASL online, 26.10.2008, 1-9. [details]

    2007

    • Glitz, R. W. H. (2007). Horrifying Ho(l)mes: Conan Doyle's Bachelor Detective and the Aesthetics of Domestic Realism. In P. Fox (Ed.), Formal Investigations: Aesthetic Style in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction (pp. 1-28). (Studies in English Literatures; No. 4). Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag.

    2006

    • Glitz, R. (2006). [Review of: G. Moore, T.H. Brobjer (2004) Nietzsche and Science]. Philosophiegeschichte und logische Analyse, 9, 254-259.

    2020

    • Glitz, R. W. H. (Accepted/In press). Book Review of Jeffrey Kahan, Shakespeare and Superheroes (Leeds: ARC Humanities Press, 2018). Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 156, 295-296.

    2017

    • Glitz, R. (2017). Ageing and Identity as a Problem for Social Justice. Frame, 30(1), 31-46. [details]

    2010

    • Bloemendal, J., Dauven-van Knippenberg, C., & Glitz, R. (2010). Von Maria bis Madonna: von Mutter bis Magd: Vorlesungen im Rahmen des Europäischen Masters, Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters und de Frühen Neuzeit = From Mary to Madonna: from mother to maiden: lectures presented as part of the European master German literature of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Amsterdam: Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam [etc.]. [details]

    2008

    • Glitz, R. (2008). A chance to live forever? Cloning and personal survival in 'The 6th day'. In T. C. Haliburton, & C. Edwards (Eds.), Mortality, dying & death: global interdisciplinary perspectives : papers presented at the 5th Global Conference, Making Sense of: Dying and Death (pp. 357-366). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. [details]
    • Glitz, R. (2008). I'm not Stiller (Stiller): Max Frisch (1954). In M. D. Sollars (Ed.), The Facts on File companion to the world novel: 1900 to the present (pp. 380-381). (Facts on file library of world literature). New York, NY: Facts on File. [details]
    • Glitz, R. (2008). Wilderness of mirrors, A/Gantenbein (Mein Name sei Gantenbein): Max Frisch (1964). In M. Sollars (Ed.), The Facts on File companion to the world novel: 1900 to the present (pp. 872-873). (Facts on file library of world literature). New York, NY: Facts on File. [details]

    2019

    • Ansari, U. A. (2019). Orhan Pamuk’s city and the Turkish republic: An engagement with the modern nation state. [details]
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