Dr Henriette Louwerse

School of Languages and Cultures

Director of Studies and Senior Lecturer in Dutch

Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau

Senate Award Fellow for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Henriette Louwerse
h.louwerse@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Henriette Louwerse
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

I was born in the Netherlands in a village near The Hague and I studied English Language and Literature at the University of Groningen. As part of my postgraduate studies, I spent a year in the UK as a Harting Scholar at the University of Hull. That is when my interest in Dutch Studies was born and I received my PhD from that same university in 2007. My doctoral research focused on multiculturalism in contemporary Dutch literature in particular the works of Hafid Bouazza.

In addition to my research, which now concentrates on the narrative of the nation in particular in relation to colonial and multicultural issues, I genuinely enjoy teaching language and showing how language and culture are integrated. Together with colleagues and students we organise projects that matter: integrated language, culture and society event often through our Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies. We also develop our ever-growing animated Dutch course Nu jij. 

Episode In de kledingzaak from the Nu jij series

I am the president of the International Society for Dutch Studies (Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek) and in that capacity I publish regularly on language policy and language attitudes.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of migration and literature, issues of multiculturalismm nation building and national identifications. I am currently working on the ambivalent attitude towards the notion of community as expressed in contemporary Dutch literature. I also work on the 'narrative of the nation' in particular in connection with the colonial past and multicultural present. I am an editor for the Journal of Dutch Literature

Publications

Books

  • Louwerse H (2007) Homeless Entertainment. Peter Lang Pub Inc. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Louwerse H (2017) The Netherlands Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse H (2016) Rodaan Al Galidi: Asielzoeker-Dichter des Vaderlands In Dera J (Ed.), Dichters van het nieuwe millennium / druk 1 nederlandse en Vlaamse poëzie in de 21e eeuw (pp. 30-41). Nijmegen: Vantilt. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse H (2016) ‘‘In een roes reiken naar de hemels’. Oor die literêre werk van Hafid Bouazza’. Trans. H.P. Van Coller In Coller, van HP (Ed.), Nederlandse literatuurgeskiedenis in Afrikaans RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2015) Persoonlijk universum. Hafid Bouazza onttrekt zich aan de code In Goud J (Ed.), Ontworteld / druk 1 de schrijver als nomade (pp. 77-94). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2014) ‘All Things Do Change’: Metamorphosis and Community in Hafid Bouazza’s Spotvogel In Kaiser BM (Ed.), Singularity and Transnational Poetics (pp. 176-192). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse H (2014) ‘All Things Do Change’, Singularity and Transnational Poetics (pp. 176-192). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2013) We Are Not Bodies Only, But Winged Spirits: Metamorphosis in the Work of Hafid Bouzza In Behschnitt W, Minnaard L & de Mul S (Ed.), Literature, Language and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Flanders (pp. 243-262). Amsterdam: Rodopi. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse H (2012) 10. Amsterdam, City of Sirens: On Hafid Bouazza’s Short Story ‘Apolline’, Imagining Global Amsterdam (pp. 187-198). Amsterdam University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2012) Games of Deception in Hafid Bouazza's No Man's Land In Boehmer E & Mul SD (Ed.), The Postcolonial Low Countries: Literature, Colonialism, and Multiculturalism (pp. 239-251). Lexington Books RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse H (2012) Amsterdam, City of Sirens: On Hafid Bouazza’s Short Story ‘Apolline’ (pp. 187-198). Amsterdam University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2012) Imagining Global Amsterdam In Waard MD (Ed.), Imagining Global Amsterdam (pp. 187-198). Amsterdam University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2012) Noodzakelijk naïef. De triomf van de multiculturele 'ander' en de nutteloze kunst In Novaković-Lopuina J (Ed.), Lage Landen, Hoge Heuvels: Handelingen van het colloquium Neerlandicum Belgrado (pp. 27-42). Arius RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2011) Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1880-2010 In Bel J & Vaessens T (Ed.), Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1880-2010 AUP Popular Science RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH & Louwerse H (2010) Naima El Bazaz (1974) In Bel JE & Vaessens TE (Ed.), Schrijvende Vrouwen: Een Kleine Literatuurgeschiedenis Van De Lage Landen (1880-2010) (pp. 293-297). AUP Popular Science RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2010) '"Fed with the same food". Dutch authors Hafid Bouazza and Abdelkader Benali act on Shakespeare' In Gebauer M & Lausten PS (Ed.), Migration and Literature in Contemporary Europe (pp. 259-270). Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften RIS download Bibtex download
  • de Graef O & Louwerse H (2000) THE ALTERATION OF AMSTERDAM: HAFID BOUZZA’S ENTERTAINMENT OF CULTURAL IDENTITY, Beyond Boundaries Brill | Rodopi RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Louwerse H (1999) Handle with care - Political correctness and migrant writing in the Netherlands. MUTUAL EXCHANGES (pp 257-269) RIS download Bibtex download
  • LOUWERSE H (1994) BRIDGING THE GAP - SURINAMESE WOMEN WRITERS IN DUTCH LITERATURE. STUDIES IN NETHERLANDIC CULTURE AND LITERATURE, Vol. 7 (pp 91-98) RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Louwerse LH, Stronks E, Renkema J & Van Erve I (2017) De staat van het Nederlands in de wereld RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Louwerse LH Gerard Reve is een Brit. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH Hafid Bouazza. RIS download Bibtex download

Dictionary/encyclopaedia entries

  • Louwerse LH (2011) Kader Abdolah: Reis van de lege flessen. In Lexicon van literaire werken. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Louwerse LH (2008) Hafid Bouazza. In Kritisch Literatuur Lexicon Wolters Noordhoff. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

I co-supervised Cyd Sturgess' doctoral research on cultural constructions of lesbian identity in Germany and the Netherlands in the two decades after 1918.

Teaching activities
  • Beginners and Advanced Language Modules in Dutch
  • Literature and culture modules for Level 2 and Level 3
  • MA modules Postcolonial and Migration Literature in Dutch and Approaches to Dutch Literature since 1945
  • Coordinator Writer in Residence UK Scheme funded by Dutch Foundation for Literature and annual Translation Project
  • Dutch Studies Programme Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies
Professional activities

Administrative Roles

  • Director of the Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies 
  • Director of Dutch Studies
  • Undergraduate recruitment officer and Head of Admission 
  • Year Abroad Coordinator for all programmes involving Dutch 

National and International Executive Roles

Awards

  • Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau - Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau, 2014
  • Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Category: Sustained Excellence, 2008