Dr. Sabine van Wesemael (assistant professor) teaches French and European literature at the University of Amsterdam. Her main fields of interest are French modernism and the extreme contemporary novel.
She wrote her dissertation on A la recherché du temps perdu by Marcel Proust and she is one of the editors of the academic review Marcel Proust Aujourd’hui. During the last years Sabine van Wesemael has organized several conferences on the extreme contemporary novel which have resulted in key publications on the subject. She published several studies on the extreme contemporary novel and more particularly on the novels by Michel Houellebecq.
Sabine van Wesemael teaches mainly on master level and is the supervisor of one of the core-courses of the researchmaster Inventing the Self. She works for several departments: French language and culture, European Studies, Comparative literature and the Research Master Literary Studies.
De receptie van Proust in Nederland, Historische Reeks, 1999
Michel Houellebecq, Le plaisir du texte, l'Harmattan, Paris, 2005
Michel Houellebecq sous la loupe (with Murielle L. Clement), Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2007
Les relations familiales dans le roman contemporain (with Murielle L. Clement), L'Harmattan, Paris, 2008
Sabine van Wesemael et Bruno Viard, L'unité de l'oeuvre de Michel Houellebecq, Classiques Garnier, Paris, 2013
Sabine van Wesemael / Suze van der Poll (eds.)
The return of the Narrative: the Call for the Novel
Le retour à la narration: le désir du roman
PL Academic Research, 2015
Lectures croisées de l'oeuvre de Michel Houellebecq, 2017