After obtaining my MA in musicology, Russian literature and cultural analysis, I started researching mermaids in music. Now, I am working on a PhD on the topic of how modern media invite people to create new mermaid stories.

Ongoing projects:

♫ – The Queer Mermaid. Together with various (other) artists, such as Sylé, I am designing an RPG with a gang of queer mermaids as its main characters.

♫ – Jazz Jennings’s transmedial transformation of transition.

♫ – “Meerminnen”. An article about this song by Maria Zwollo-v.d. Maas and Louis Couperus.

♫ – A Mermaid’s Soul Beliefs. The concept of the soul in 20th century storytelling.

Soulless creatures?

Recent work:

♫ – The Bubbling Mermaid – or: how Internet invites the personal to become public.

♫ – The Bisexual Mermaid – Andersen’s fairy tale as an allegory of the bi-romantic sexual outsider.

♫ – Geografie – various publications about mermaids in the journal of The Royal Dutch Geographical Society.

♫ – The Cyborg Mermaid – or: how technè can help the misfits fit in.

♫ – Celtic Mermaids – between longing and belonging.

♫ – Hellen(ist)ic Mermaids – between longing and belonging.

♫ – Mermaids in Video Games

One Comment

  • anita smulders

    hay martine,
    ik ben een fervent verzamelaar van alles met zeemeerminnen.
    toen in 2013 een meerminnen tentoonstelling in teylersmuseun was, waren er zo’n 45 uit mijn verzameling aanwezig.
    ik zou graag een exemplaar van jouw scriptie over dit onderwerp aan mijn verzameling toevoegen.
    van 2 andere studenten heb ik ook scripties gekregen.
    hopelijk heb je nog een exemplaar.
    groetjes anita meerminfan

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