Professor Elleke Boehmer nominated to the Dutch Society of Letters

Elleke Boehmer

Congratulations to Professor Elleke Boehmer who has accepted nomination to the Dutch Society of Letters, De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, for her contributions to literature and literary studies in both English and Dutch. The Dutch Society of Letters is a prestigious literary society which has been in existence since 1766.

Professor Boehmer is delighted to have been nominated: "I have always been committed to being critically conversant in both my core languages, so this represents a lovely honour to me."

Elleke Boehmer is currently working on a literary and cultural history of the far Southern Hemisphere, looking at writings of and about the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, Tasmania and South Australia, South Island, NZ/Aotearoa, and some South Seas islands, 1798 to the present-day. The research has been supported by a British Academy Senior Research Fellowship and the Leverhulme Trust. She is also completing a novel part set in Antarctica. In 2021, Elleke published along with fellow researcher Coen van 't Veer two articles on the 'Dutch Conrad', Louis Couperus (1863-1923).