Dr. Agnes Andeweg

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Agnes Andeweg is associate professor in Literature, and cluster chair at University College Utrecht. She teaches various courses in literature and research methods in the humanities. She specialises in modern Dutch literature, gothic fiction (1800-present), Dutch cultural history and memory, with a focus on gender, sexuality and national identity. She published on Dutch cultural memory of the colonial past. Her current research focuses on hospitality in the works of Ali Smith, and on the use and function of art, literature and culture in the Dutch LGBT+ movement (1960-1995).

Andeweg wrote a PhD on gothic in contemporary Dutch novels (Griezelig gewoon, Amsterdam UP 2011) and edited the volume Gothic Kinship (Manchester UP 2013) with Sue Zlosnik. In 2014, her essay ‘Manifestations of the Flying Dutchman: on materializing ghosts and (not) remembering the colonial past’ was awarded the Essay prize of the International Society for Cultural History. She conducted an NWO Alfa Meerwaarde project with the city of Terneuzen, which resulted in the book De Vliegende Hollander en Terneuzen: van internationaal symbool tot lokale legende. She edited Seks in de nationale verbeelding: culturele dimensies van seksuele emancipatie (Amsterdam UP, 2015) and a special issue of Sexuality & Culture on this topic. She published a.o. in Early American Literature, the Journal of Dutch Literature, Cultural History, Nederlandse Letterkunde, Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, Sexuality & Culture. In 2022 she chaired the jury of the P.C. Hooft prize for narrative prose, which was awarded to Arnon Grunberg.

At University College Utrecht, she initiated the first One Book One Campus project in the Netherlands in 2018. In Fall 2022 she organized One Book One Campus for Utrecht University, with Bernardine Evaristo's prize winning Girl Woman Other as the selected book.