I am absolutely thrilled! 🙃 Over Christmas I heard I won two out of five categories in the OSL Awards, the awards our international (for the global Dutch speaking area) research school for Literary Studies hands out every year (Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap). I am over the moon!
I won first prize in the category ‘Best PhD Thesis’ and ‘Best Valorization’ (how to make your research results useful).
You can find the jury’s lovely words below (in English).
This year’s jury consisted of OSL Board members Marguérite Corporaal, Ann Rigney, Frans Willem Korsten, Margriet van der Waal, Ted Laros and Miriam Meissner.
On Wednesday 11 November 2020 I gave an online lecture on street poetry in English, organised by Studium Generale Eindhoven. Almost 400 people came online to watch my lecture live, which was a great experience! The recording (40 minutes) can be found below:
For Versopolis I wrote an English article on ‘Poetry Off the Page in the Netherlands and Flanders’. In which non-book forms does poetry exist in the Low Countries? And how do people use these poetry forms in their everyday lives? My case study is a poem by M. Vasalis and the conclusion of the article goes: