Rozanne Versendaal is a romance philologist with a special interest in Late Medieval and Early Modern French and Dutch literature and culture. She holds a BA and MA degree in French Language and Culture (2013) and Literary Studies (2015) from Radboud University Nijmegen. Between 2016 and 2021, Rozanne Versendaal worked at Utrecht University on her doctoral dissertation, for which she studied parody and satire in Late Medieval and Early Modern France and in the Low Countries. Rozanne Versendaal taught courses in French studies at Utrecht University from 2020 to 2022, after which she was appointed Assistant Professor of French Literature and Culture at this university.
As a 2023-2024 Niels Stensen Fellow, Rozanne Versendaal will become an affiliated member of the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (Enssib) in Villeurbanne/Lyon, France. For her Niels Stensen project, she will study multilingualism in rederijkers milieux and especially focus on the ways in which French parodic texts were translated into Dutch by rhetoricians (project title: ‘Translate to Educate: Multilingualism and Language Learning in the Rhetoricians’ Milieux of the 16th-Century Low Countries’) .