ANS-Awards

Annually, since May 2012, ANS-Awards are presented to students following degree courses in Dutch Studies at UK Universities. Members of Faculties are required to submit an essay on a relevant Dutch or UK topic. These were reviewed by a panel of Judges appointed from within the Anglo-Netherlands Society under the Chairmanship of Paul Dimond. For the future it is intended that the ANS-Awards will continue annually for, hopefully, at least five years – provided they serve their purpose, both for the Anglo-Netherlands Society and for the participating Universities.

 

The 2018 winner from the University of Sheffield is Megan Bracewell. The PDF of her essay can viewed by clicking the download link.

Megan Bracewell, Award winner, The University of Sheffield, submitted an essay on : “Hella Haasse’s Oeroeg: A story of white innocence or white privilege”. The essay is published in the Summer Newsletter.

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The 2017 winner is Jodie May from The University of Sheffield; due to circumstances there were no Essays from UCL (University College London).  The PDF of Jodie’s essay can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Jodie May, Award winner, The University of Sheffield, submitted an essay on : “How the Dutch language became standardised”. The Essay is published in the Autumn Newsletter.

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The 2016 winners are Lydia Jones from the University of Sheffield and Robin Jacobs from UCL (University College London).  PDFs of their essays can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Lydia Jones, Award winner, The University of Sheffield, submitted an essay on : ” ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ in Political Discourse. A Comparison Between the Manifestos of the PVV and UKIP” .

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Robin Jacobs, Award winner at UCL (University College London), wrote on “What does late 16th and early 17th Century Dutch literature concerning beached whales reveal about the early-modern Netherlandish mindset?” .

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The 2015 winners are Cian Hurley from The University of Sheffield and Kristoffer Wright from UCL (University College London).  PDFs of their essays can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Cian Hurley, Award winner, The University of Sheffield, submitted an essay entitled :
“Does the response to Geert Wilders’ political and media provocations over the past ten years show a development, with consideration of the political and social theories of nationalism and multiculturalism? “.

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Kristoffer Wright, Award winner at UCL (University College London), wrote on “Carry van Bruggen as an experimental writer of both short stories and novels“.

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The 2014 winners are Imogen Benton from The University of Sheffield, and Brendan Forry from University College London. PDFs of essays can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Imogen Benton, Award winner at The University of Sheffield, wrote “‘Het multiculturele drama’. Did Scheffer’s intervention create an opening for the rise of Geert Wilders?”.

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Brendan Forry, Award winner at UCL (University College London), wrote on “Economic, political, social and cultural importance of Zuiderzee Works as contemporary Dutch
spatial and geographical development”.

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The 2013 winners are Asja Novak from University College London, and Orla Randles from The University of Sheffield. PDFs of their essays can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Asja Novak, Award winner at UCL (University College London), wrote “A Critical Appreciation of Leon de Winter’s Short Story De Machine”.

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Orla Randles, Award winner at Sheffield University, wrote on “Refocussing the lens of Orientalism”.

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The 2012 winners are Joel Baker from Sheffield University and David Blackler from University College London. The essay of one other entrant was considered to merit an award as being “Highly Commended”. The essays (PDF) from each of these three individuals can be viewed by clicking the download link.

Joel Baker, Award winner at Sheffield University, wrote on : “Friendship, Politics and Belonging to a Colonised Home in Hella Haasse’s Oeroeg.

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David Blackler, Award winner at UCL (University College London), opened his essay with a quote from Schlesinger : “The cult of ethnicity exaggerates differences, intensifies resentments and antagonisms, drives even deeper the awful wedges between races and nationalities.” (Schlesinger, 1998)

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Albertha Bloemhoff, also of UCL, received an Honourable Mention for : “Cees Nooteboom as an international writer”.

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