Dr Theo Van Heijnsbergen

  • Lecturer (Scottish Literature)

telephone: 01413304534
email: Theo.VanHeijnsbergen@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • Mediæval Scottish literature, especially Robert Henryson and William Dunbar
  • Scottish and English literature of the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Alexander Scott
  • Interaction between English and Scottish writing in the Renaissance period
  • Medieval and Early (Modern) Scottish literature in its interdisciplinary contexts
  • Early modern travel writing

 

Biography

Theo van Heijnsbergen graduated in 1989 from the University of Nijmegen, with a cum laude degree in Modern British and American Literature and in Old and Middle English Literature, with a subsidiary course component on 'The nineteenth-century Russian novel'.  His Masters dissertation was: 'Forgive the Frequent Ego: George Gissing's Heroine's 1889-1893', on the women characters in the novels of the late Victorian novelist George Gissing.  Theo spent 1985-86 as an exchange student at the University of Manchester, teaching Dutch in the German department.

In 1989 he started a PhD at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands on sixteenth-century Scottish lyrics in general, and those of Alexander Scott (c.1520 - 1583) in particular, taking up a part-time lecturing post in the English department there in 1992.  In 1994 he took up his current position as lecturer in the department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, where he developed the sense of humour required to survive such an appointment and where he completed his PhD on mid-sixteenth-century Scottish verse in 2010.

In addition to researching medieval and Renaissance topics, he has recently surprised himself with publications on travel writing and (post)colonial studies.


Grants

British Academy Overseas Conference Travel Grant to address and attend 'Natio Scota.  The Thirteenth International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature (Padova, Italy, 22-26 July 2011), and secure the right to organise the fifteenth conference in this series in Glasgow (2017).


Supervision

Theo has supervised post-graduate students on topics in the area of Medieval Scottish poetry and drama, including John Barbour’s Bruce, Kingship and Chivalry in Middle Scots romance; Reynardian fable in William Caxton and Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, David Lindsay, James VI, and Alexander Montgomerie; the reception of classical myth in late medieval and early modern Scotland; Petrarch in seventeenth-century British verse; Renaissance Scottish lyric and the court; seventeenth-century Scottish romance; early modern book history and manuscript circulation; ballads up to 1800; early Scottish eldritch and fantasy literature; modern novel (Alan Warner, A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman, Iain Banks, Janice Galloway, Neil Gunn) and modern critical and cultural theory.


Teaching

Undergraduate level:

  • Survey courses in Medieval Renaissance and 18th-century Scottish Literature
  • More specialised Honours courses in 'From Beginnings to Early Modern' (1375 - 1513) and 'Alternative Renaissances' (c.1550 - 1625)
  • Theoretical Approaches to Scottish Literature
  • Scottish Literature Dissertation
  • Contributing to courses such as 'History of the Scottish Book', 'Scottish Journeys' (travel writing), 'Modern Scottish literature' and Junior Year Abroad courses

Graduate level: Taught Masters courses

  • Co-convene and co-teach cross-college Taught Masters course with Dr Steven Reid (History) as lead convener: 'Politics and Literature in Jacobean Scotland, 1578 - 1603' (5 classes)
  • Three 'core' in the Taught M.Litt in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (an interdisciplinary one-year Masters course in the Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

Additional Information

  • Honours Course Convener
  • Departmental Staff Committee (member)
  • Staff-student committee (member)
  • SCS Learning and Teaching Committee (departmental representative)
  • Erasmus European Student Exchanges programme (departmental representative)
  • Interdepartmental Scots Language Committee (departmental representative)
  • Key-holder for 7 University Gardens
  • ScotLit JISC Mailbase e-mail network (co-supervisor for Scottish Literature and Language list)
  • Departmental UCUG contact
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Theo was Visiting Fellow to the Centre for Renaissance Studies of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Spring 1998.  He is Editorial Secretary of the Scottish Text Society, and member of the (by invitation only) Colloquium for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies.


Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2017

van Heijnsbergen, T. (2017) Holland, Richard (Buke of the Howlat). In: Echard, S. and Rouse, R. (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118396988 (doi:10.1002/9781118396957.wbemlb582)

2016

Bath, M. and Van Heijsbergen, T. (2016) Paradin politicized: some new sources for Scottish paintings. Emblematica, 22, pp. 43-67.

2015

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2015) Scripting the national past: a textual community of the realm. In: Boardman, S. and Foran, S. (eds.) Barbour’s Bruce and its Cultural Contexts. Politics, Chivalry and Literature in Late Medieval Scotland. D.S. Brewer: Cambridge, pp. 75-99. ISBN 9781843843573

2013

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Sassi, C. (Eds.) (2013) Within and Without Empire: Scotland across the (Post)colonial Borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 9781443849227

Sassi, C. and Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) Introduction. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Sassi, C. (eds.) Within and Without Empire: Scotland across the (Post)colonial borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9781443849227

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) Coteries, commendatory verse and Jacobean poetics: William Fowler's Triumphs of Petrarke and its Castalian circles. In: Parkinson, D.J. (ed.) James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 1567-1625. Peeters Publishers: Leuven, pp. 45-63. ISBN 9789042926912

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) The Renaissance uses of a medieval Seneca: murder, stoicism, and gender in the marginalia of Glasgow Hunter 297. Studies in Scottish Literature, 39(1), pp. 55-81.

2012

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2012) Alexander Scott. In: Stewart, A. and Sullivan, G. (eds.) Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, pp. 857-859. ISBN 9781405194495

2010

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2010) William Lithgow's "Fierce Castalian Veine": travel writing and the re-location of identity. In: McGinley, K.J. and Royan, N. (eds.) The Apparelling of Truth: Literature and Literary Culture in the Reign of James VI ; A Festschrift for Roderick J. Lyall. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, pp. 223-240. ISBN 9781443818735

2008

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2008) Advice to a Princess: the literary articulation of a religious, political and cultural programme for Mary Queen of Scots, 1562. In: Goodare, J. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history (166). Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 99-122. ISBN 9789004168251

2007

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2007) Early modern literature. In: Harris, R. and MacDonald, A. (eds.) Scotland: The making and Unmaking of the Nation. Series: Early Modern Scotland, c.1500-1707, 2. Dundee University Press, pp. 225-242. ISBN 9781845860288

2005

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2005) Amphibious music: literature, music and dry land in early modern verse. In: Munro, G. (ed.) Notis Musycall: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Elliott. Musica Scotica Trust, pp. 165-181. ISBN 9780954886509

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2005) Modes of self-representation in older texts. In: Mapstone, S. (ed.) Older Scots Literature. John Donald, pp. 314-345. ISBN 9781904607496

2004

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) Paradigms lost: sixteenth-century Scotland. In: MacDonald, A. A. and Twomey, M. W. (eds.) Schooling and Scholarship: The Ordering and Reordering of Knowledge in the Western Middle Ages. Series: Groningen Studies In Cultural Change Series. Peeters, pp. 197-211. ISBN 9789042914100

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) Alexander Scott. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, pp. 337-339. ISBN 9780198614111

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) George Bannatyne. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, pp. 702-703. ISBN 9780198614111

2002

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (Eds.) (2002) Literature, Letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1862322708

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2002) Masks of Revelation and the 'female' tongues of men: Montgomerie, Christian Lyndsay, and the Writing Game at the Scottish Renaissance Court. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (eds.) Literature, letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press, pp. 69-89. ISBN 9781862322707

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (2002) Introduction. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (eds.) Literature, letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1862322708

2001

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) The Bannatyne manuscript lyrics: from literary convention to personal expression. In: Caie, G.D. (ed.) The European Sun. Tuckwell Press, pp. 423-444. ISBN 1898410976

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Culture: renaissance and reformation (1460-1660). In: Lynch, M. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780192116963

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Darnley, Lord Henry Stuart. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 177. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Dunbar, Scott, and the making of poetry. In: Mapstone, S. (ed.) William Dunbar, 'the nobill poyet': essays in honour of Priscilla Bawcutt. Tuckwell Press, pp. 108-133. ISBN 9781862321960

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Francis Stuart, fifth Earl of Bothwell. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, pp. 676-677. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Gavin Douglas. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 200. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) John Erskine, Earl of Mar. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 239. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Maitland family. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, pp. 455-456. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Poetry to 1603. In: Lynch, M. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780192116963

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) William Dunbar. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 212. ISBN 0815307934

1998

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1998) A Humanist Poetics: Sixteenth-Century Scots Poetry. Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies.

1996

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1996) The Sixteenth Century Scottish love lyric. In: Wilcox, H., Todd, R. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Sacred and Profane : Secular and Devotional Interplay in Early Modern British Literature. VU University Press: Amsterdam, pp. 45-61. ISBN 9789053833674

1995

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1995) The Scottish Chapel Royal as cultural intermediary between court and capital. In: Drijvers, J.W. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Centres of Learning. Learning and Location in Pre Modern Europe and the Near East. Series: Brill Studies in Intellectual History, 61. Leiden: New York, pp. 299-313. ISBN 9004101934

1994

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1994) The interaction between literature and history in Queen Mary’s Edinburgh: the Bannatyne Manuscript and its prosopographical context. In: Macdonald, A.A., Lynch, M. and Cowan, I.B. (eds.) The Renaissance in Scotland. Studies in Literature, Religion, History and Culture offered to John Durkan. Series: Brill Studies in Intellectual History, 54. Leiden. ISBN 9004100970

1993

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1993) The Sixteenth Century Scottish love lyric. ESSENSES. Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for English Studies, 3(2), pp. 19-37.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1993) Fiction therapy: Tim O’Brien’s Going after Cacciato. File: A Literary Journal, pp. 37-44.

1992

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1992) The love lyrics of Alexander Scott. Studies in Scottish Literature, 26, pp. 366-379.

1987

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1987) This is, and is not, Criseyde. Dutch Quarterly Review of Anglo American Letters, 17, pp. 115-128.

This list was generated on Sun Dec 17 21:32:20 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

Bath, M. and Van Heijsbergen, T. (2016) Paradin politicized: some new sources for Scottish paintings. Emblematica, 22, pp. 43-67.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) The Renaissance uses of a medieval Seneca: murder, stoicism, and gender in the marginalia of Glasgow Hunter 297. Studies in Scottish Literature, 39(1), pp. 55-81.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1993) The Sixteenth Century Scottish love lyric. ESSENSES. Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for English Studies, 3(2), pp. 19-37.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1993) Fiction therapy: Tim O’Brien’s Going after Cacciato. File: A Literary Journal, pp. 37-44.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1992) The love lyrics of Alexander Scott. Studies in Scottish Literature, 26, pp. 366-379.

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1987) This is, and is not, Criseyde. Dutch Quarterly Review of Anglo American Letters, 17, pp. 115-128.

Books

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1998) A Humanist Poetics: Sixteenth-Century Scots Poetry. Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies.

Book Sections

van Heijnsbergen, T. (2017) Holland, Richard (Buke of the Howlat). In: Echard, S. and Rouse, R. (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118396988 (doi:10.1002/9781118396957.wbemlb582)

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2015) Scripting the national past: a textual community of the realm. In: Boardman, S. and Foran, S. (eds.) Barbour’s Bruce and its Cultural Contexts. Politics, Chivalry and Literature in Late Medieval Scotland. D.S. Brewer: Cambridge, pp. 75-99. ISBN 9781843843573

Sassi, C. and Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) Introduction. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Sassi, C. (eds.) Within and Without Empire: Scotland across the (Post)colonial borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9781443849227

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) Coteries, commendatory verse and Jacobean poetics: William Fowler's Triumphs of Petrarke and its Castalian circles. In: Parkinson, D.J. (ed.) James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 1567-1625. Peeters Publishers: Leuven, pp. 45-63. ISBN 9789042926912

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2012) Alexander Scott. In: Stewart, A. and Sullivan, G. (eds.) Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, pp. 857-859. ISBN 9781405194495

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2010) William Lithgow's "Fierce Castalian Veine": travel writing and the re-location of identity. In: McGinley, K.J. and Royan, N. (eds.) The Apparelling of Truth: Literature and Literary Culture in the Reign of James VI ; A Festschrift for Roderick J. Lyall. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, pp. 223-240. ISBN 9781443818735

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2008) Advice to a Princess: the literary articulation of a religious, political and cultural programme for Mary Queen of Scots, 1562. In: Goodare, J. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history (166). Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 99-122. ISBN 9789004168251

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2007) Early modern literature. In: Harris, R. and MacDonald, A. (eds.) Scotland: The making and Unmaking of the Nation. Series: Early Modern Scotland, c.1500-1707, 2. Dundee University Press, pp. 225-242. ISBN 9781845860288

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2005) Amphibious music: literature, music and dry land in early modern verse. In: Munro, G. (ed.) Notis Musycall: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Elliott. Musica Scotica Trust, pp. 165-181. ISBN 9780954886509

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2005) Modes of self-representation in older texts. In: Mapstone, S. (ed.) Older Scots Literature. John Donald, pp. 314-345. ISBN 9781904607496

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) Paradigms lost: sixteenth-century Scotland. In: MacDonald, A. A. and Twomey, M. W. (eds.) Schooling and Scholarship: The Ordering and Reordering of Knowledge in the Western Middle Ages. Series: Groningen Studies In Cultural Change Series. Peeters, pp. 197-211. ISBN 9789042914100

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) Alexander Scott. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, pp. 337-339. ISBN 9780198614111

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2004) George Bannatyne. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, pp. 702-703. ISBN 9780198614111

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2002) Masks of Revelation and the 'female' tongues of men: Montgomerie, Christian Lyndsay, and the Writing Game at the Scottish Renaissance Court. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (eds.) Literature, letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press, pp. 69-89. ISBN 9781862322707

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (2002) Introduction. In: Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (eds.) Literature, letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1862322708

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) The Bannatyne manuscript lyrics: from literary convention to personal expression. In: Caie, G.D. (ed.) The European Sun. Tuckwell Press, pp. 423-444. ISBN 1898410976

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Culture: renaissance and reformation (1460-1660). In: Lynch, M. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780192116963

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Darnley, Lord Henry Stuart. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 177. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Dunbar, Scott, and the making of poetry. In: Mapstone, S. (ed.) William Dunbar, 'the nobill poyet': essays in honour of Priscilla Bawcutt. Tuckwell Press, pp. 108-133. ISBN 9781862321960

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Francis Stuart, fifth Earl of Bothwell. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, pp. 676-677. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Gavin Douglas. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 200. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) John Erskine, Earl of Mar. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 239. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Maitland family. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, pp. 455-456. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) Poetry to 1603. In: Lynch, M. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780192116963

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2001) William Dunbar. In: Kinney, A.F. and Swain, D.W. (eds.) Tudor England: an Encyclopedia. Garland, p. 212. ISBN 0815307934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1996) The Sixteenth Century Scottish love lyric. In: Wilcox, H., Todd, R. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Sacred and Profane : Secular and Devotional Interplay in Early Modern British Literature. VU University Press: Amsterdam, pp. 45-61. ISBN 9789053833674

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1995) The Scottish Chapel Royal as cultural intermediary between court and capital. In: Drijvers, J.W. and MacDonald, A.A. (eds.) Centres of Learning. Learning and Location in Pre Modern Europe and the Near East. Series: Brill Studies in Intellectual History, 61. Leiden: New York, pp. 299-313. ISBN 9004101934

Van Heijnsbergen, T. (1994) The interaction between literature and history in Queen Mary’s Edinburgh: the Bannatyne Manuscript and its prosopographical context. In: Macdonald, A.A., Lynch, M. and Cowan, I.B. (eds.) The Renaissance in Scotland. Studies in Literature, Religion, History and Culture offered to John Durkan. Series: Brill Studies in Intellectual History, 54. Leiden. ISBN 9004100970

Edited Books

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Sassi, C. (Eds.) (2013) Within and Without Empire: Scotland across the (Post)colonial Borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 9781443849227

Van Heijnsbergen, T. and Royan, N. (Eds.) (2002) Literature, Letters and the Canonical in Early Modern Scotland. Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1862322708

This list was generated on Sun Dec 17 21:32:20 2017 GMT.