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2011 ACLS Early Careers Researcher Essay Prize for Dirk Schoenaers

2 February 2012

Dirk Schoenaers

Dirk Schoenaers, Research Associate at UCL French, has won the 2011 Prize in the early career researcher category with an article on ‘The Middle Dutch Translation of Froissart’s Chronicle (c. 1450): Historiography in the Vernacular and the Ruling Elite of Holland’.

Froissart’s chronicle, originally written in French, and relating the events that led up to the Hundred Years War and the first half of that war (1322–1400), was translated into Dutch in the mid-fifteenth century, and Schoenaers provided an illuminating analysis of Gerard Potter’s translation, a version which served the interests of the ruling elite of Holland.   

The Prize which is donated with £100 also includes publication of the winning article in the internationally acclaimed research journal Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies that is based at UCL Dutch.

The Medieval Francophone Literary Culture outside France project that Dirk is working on is a major AHRC project between UCL, KCL and Cambridge with the aim to investigate the nature of multiple francophone literary cultures, centred not on France (often meaning Paris) but on two other important axes for the transmission of francophone textual culture: one that goes from England across Flanders, Burgundy and beyond; and another across the Alps to Northern Italy, into the Mediterranean and further afield to Cyprus and the Levant.

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