ALCS Essay Prize 2013

On 17 January 2014 the ALCS review committee awarded the 2013 ALCS essay prizes for the best undergraduadte and postgraduate entry. Both winners receive £100 and a year’s membership to Dutch Crossing, our academic Journal.

The undergraduate prize was awarded to Aimée Hardy for her essay ‘Pim Fortuyn: de man, zijn politiek en zijn erfenis.’ The essay review committee was impressed by this entry, particularly as it was written in excellent Dutch.

Aimée Hardy graduated in June 2013 with a BAML Honours Degrees in German, Dutch and French at the University of Sheffield. After taking a year out working in a secondary school as a language assistant she will start on her MA in Dutch Studies at UCL in September 2014.

Cyd Sturgess ALCS prize winnerThe 2013 postgraduate prize went to Cydney Sturgess for her essay ‘Double Dutch: A Post-Jungian Rereading of Harry Mulisch’s Twee vrouwen’. The reviewers felt that it was a very well written piece of work and that the approach to the subject was academically rigorous.

After graduating with a BA in German with Dutch and an MA in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield , Cydney was awarded a Wolfson scholarship and she is currently working in on her PhD-thesis on ‘Lesbian networks in early 20th century Germany and the Netherlands’, also in Sheffield.

Our warmest congratulations to both winners!