Rosemarie Lilian Buikema (1956) studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Groningen (NL) with subsidiary minors in the History of Modern Art and Women's Studies. She became a doctor in Literary Studies at Amsterdam University in 1995. In her dissertation she studied the interaction between fact and fiction in biographies (De Loden Venus. Biografieen van vijf beroemde vrouwen door hun dochters. Kampen, 1995). On Friday November 10th 2006 Rosemarie Buikema held her inaugural lecture 'Theft and Flight in the Arts' ('Kunst en Vliegwerk. Coalities in de Cultuurwetenschappen'). The English translation of her lecture can be found here, the Dutch version here and the presented abbreviated Dutch version here.
Since 1990 she has been working at the Department of Gender Studies, Institute for Media and Re/presentation (Utrecht University), as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. She is currently programme director of the Graduate Gender Programme and the EU FP6 Marie Curie Early Stage PhD Training Programme. She is also the Utrecht coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus joint degree in Gender and Women's Studies in Europe. She is the Utrecht regional ambassador for South Africa and worked as a visiting professor at the University of the Western Cape, the University of Cape Town and the Karelsuniversity in Prague. Her publications are on the interface between Literary Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.
Rosemarie Buikema's research interests are:
- Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminist Theory, Post-Colonial Theory, Comparative Literature, Media
- Cultural Memory. Representations of Truth and Reconciliation
- The gothic and the grotesque
- The literary biography