Liesbeth Minnaard is Assistant Professor of Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the manifold cultural effects of migration and globalization, from a comparative & gender perspective. Current research projects explore exoticist configurations in fin-de-siècle literature and ambivalent notions of community in contemporary Dutch literature. Her publications include New Germans, New Dutch. Literary Interventions (Amsterdam University Press 2008), Challenging the Myth of Monolingualism (Rodopi 2014, with Till Dembeck) and Literature, Language and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries (Rodopi 2013, with Wolfgang Behschnitt and Sarah De Mul).