Meindert Peters

Meindert Peters

Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow
Modern Languages
BA (Amsterdam University College), MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Meindert Peters is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Kafka Global) in the Department of Modern Languages and Junior Research Fellow at New College. 

Research Interests

Meindert has research interests in literary modernism, German philosophy (especially Nietzsche, Heidegger, Benjamin), twentieth-century dance (especially Pina Bausch), and contemporary theories of embodied cognition. His first monograph-length project explored embodied responses in German modernist literature and thought, and the existential implications of the training and re-shaping of such responses. His current project focuses on dance adaptations of European modernist literature and what they might tell us about how our body shapes the text.


Meindert teaches Paper II in the FHS, having previously taught a broad range of subjects at Amsterdam University College and Utrecht University.

Selected Publications

  • ‘“One Must Know How to Dance”: Vicki Baum’s Menschen im Hotel (1929), Edmund Goulding’s Grand Hotel (1932), and a Choreography of Social Responses’, in ‘Transatlantic Cognitive Cultures’, edited by Shannon McBriar and Meindert Peters, special issue, Symbiosis, 25.2 (2021), 213-233.
  • ‘Revaluations Through Dance: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thought in Isadora Duncan’s Speech “The Dance of the Future”’, Dance Research, 37.2 (2019): 206-219.
  • ‘Heidegger’s Embodied Others: On Critiques of the Body and “Intersubjectivity” in Being and Time’, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 18.2 (2019): 441-458.
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