Bal, Mieke (Maria Gertrudis)

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BAL, Mieke (Maria Gertrudis)

BAL, Mieke (Maria Gertrudis). Dutch, b. 1946. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Theology/Religion, Women's studies and issues. Career: Associated with universities in The Netherlands; University of Utrecht, cofounder of the Women's Studies Program, 1981, director, 1982-; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, professor of comparative literature and art history, Susan B. Anthony professor of women's studies, 1987-91, co-founder and director of the program in Comparative Arts (now Visual and Cultural Studies); University of Amsterdam, chair of the Theory of Literature, 1991-, founder and codirector of Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (a research center). Visiting professor at universities; research associate and visiting lecturer at Harvard University Divinity School, 1985-86. Has appeared in radio presentations. Publications: NONFICTION: Complexite d'un roman populaire, 1974; Narratologie: Essais sur la signification narrative dans quatre romans modernes, 1977; rev. and trans. as Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 1985; De Theorie van vertellen en verhalen, 1978, 3rd ed, 1985; (with J. van Luxemburg and W. Weststeijn) Inleiding in de literatuurwetenschap, 1981, rev. 5th ed., 1987; (with F. van Dijk and G. van Ginneken) En Sara in haar tent lachte: Patriarchaat en verzet in bijbelverhalen, 1984; Femmes imaginaires: L'Ancien Testament au risque d'une narratologie critique, 1986; selections trans., rev., and published in the US as Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories, 1987; (with Luxemburg and Weststeijn) Over literatuur, 1987; Het Rembrandt Effect: Visies op kijken, 1987; Death and Dissymmetry: The Politics of Coherence in the Book of Judges, c. 1988; Murder and Difference: Gender, Genre, and Scholarship on Sisera's Death, c. 1988; Verkrachting verbeeld: Seksueel geweld in cultuur gebracht, 1988; On Storytelling: Essays in Narratology, 1991; Reading "Rembrandt": Beyond the Word-Image Opposition: The Northrop Frye Lectures in Literary Theory, 1991; On Meaning-Making: Essays in Semiotics, c. 1994; Double Exposures: The Subject of Cultural Analysis, 1996. EDITOR: Mensen van papier: Over personages in de literatuur, 1980; Literaire genres en hun gebruik, 1981; Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women's Lives in the Hebrew Bible, 1989; (with I.E. Boer) The Point of Theory: Practices of Cultural Analysis, 1994. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: University of Amsterdam, ALW/Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands.