Lieke Stelling received her PhD at the University of Leiden and is currently a lecturer in English literature at the University of Utrecht. Her scholarly interests include religious identity and conversion, humour and jest literature. She is currently preparing a monograph on the ways in which religious conversion was explored in early modern English drama. Lieke is co-editor of The Turn of the Soul: Representations of Religious Conversion in Early Modern Art and Literature http://www.brill.com/turn-soul (Leiden: Brill, 2012), and a contributor to The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (2013). Her most recent article “Recent Studies in Religious Conversion” will appear in English Literary Renaissance in 2017.
Lieke’s new project, entitled “Faith in Jest: Humour and the Literature of the English Reformation,” focuses on non-divisive roles of humour in faith. It has been awarded a Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni grant by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and is scheduled to begin in early 2017.