Liedeke Plate

Liedeke Plate is Associate Professor of gender studies and literary and cultural studies at the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. She studied English and comparative literature at Utrecht University (NL), the University of Southampton (UK) and Indiana University (US), where she obtained her PhD in 1995. She wrote her dissertation on women’s rewritings of classic texts: Visions and Revisions: Female Authorship and the Act of Rewriting. She publishes internationally on the subject of women, reading and rewriting, the material turn in literary and cultural studies, cultural memory, and gender and urban space. Her current project explores literature as participatory culture, focusing on the social and material ‘things’ people do with great books.
Liedeke is guest in the programme ‘Tools for engagement: Three stories about sex, rites and intimicy’ (part of Sex & the Sexual Politics of the Gaze).