is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Transcultural Aesthetics at Utrecht University. Her research spans literature in English, French and German from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, with particular focus on poetic knowledge production; the relation of literature, aesthetics and affect; and writing subjectivity in transcultural and post/colonial constellations of power, for which questions of un/translatability, multilingual writing and the materiality of language are especially important. Together with Kathrin Thiele, she founded and coordinates the international research network Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities and is editor of the book series New Critical Humanities with Rowman & Littlefield International. Her publications have appeared in Comparative Literature, Interventions, Parallax, Textual Practice and PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. She is author of the monograph Figures of Simplicity: Sensation and Thinking in Kleist and Melville (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011) and the recently edited collections Singularity and Transnational Poetics (London and New York: Routledge, 2015) and, with Kathrin Thiele and Mercedes Bunz, Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary (Meson Press, 2017).