Dr. Marco de Waard is Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at Amsterdam University College (AUC) and a Research Fellow at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). He has been at AUC since 2009, having previously taught literary studies at Utrecht University and English literature at the University of Amsterdam.
Marco de Waard holds M.A. degrees in English and Comparative Literature (University of Amsterdam) and Nineteenth-Century Studies (University of Sheffield) and obtained a Ph.D. degree in History from the European University Institute in Florence (EUI). While working towards his doctoral degree he spent a semester as visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010 he received the AUC Teacher of the Year Award.
Acting Head of Studies, Humanities (Spring 2013).
Board of Examiners (2010-2016).
Faculty Development Coordinator (since 2016).
I'm a literary scholar and intellectual historian who works on questions of historical representation, historical remembrance, and the production of historical knowledge from the nineteenth century until today. Currently, my main research project is a book titled John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture. The aim of this book is to offer a critical reappraisal of the work of John Morley (1838-1923), a nineteenth-century statesman and "man of letters" whose ideas were instrumental in shaping British liberalism between the 1860s and 1914. Using Morley's writings as a way into some pivotal debates of the late nineteenth century -- about the nature of progress, the future of religion, and the responsibilities of empire -- the study explores the unique and central role of the historical imagination in shaping modern liberal thought and liberal culture.
HUM312: Rethinking Protest
HUM321: Literature in the Age of Globalization
HUM361: History of Ideas
HUM364: Cultural Memory Studies
HUM161: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory