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Miss Eva van Loenen 

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Eva van Loenen is Postgraduate research student within English at the University of Southampton.

BA English Literature and Linguistics, University of Amsterdam (2009)
MA Poetry Studies, Durham University (2010)
MA Hermetic Philosophy, University of Amsterdam (2011)

Research interests

My current research is on Hasidic Jewish Identity and Thought in Jewish-American literature, its main focus is the 20th and 21st centuries. I examine the religious (Hasidic religious and mystical thought) in the secular (literary fiction), the old (the Hasidic community was rooted in Europe) in the new (the United States), how a world that was nearly destroyed was preserved, and the continuation of ancient concepts and ideas.  My other research interests include the influence of Hermetic Philosophy on English literature, relations between Jewish and Christian esoteric currents and concepts of the divine in Romantic and Victorian poetry.


‘Examining Religious Identity Through Literature: The Chosen by Chaim Potok', Emergence,4 (2012), 7-10
‘A Fresh Perspective on the History of Hasidic Judaism', eSharp,20 (2013), 1-23


Literary Intersections Conference, University College London, 9 March 2012
Humanities 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference: Interactions and Identity, University of Southampton, 16 March 2012
British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference 2013: ‘Memory, Identity, and Boundaries of Jewishness', University of Kent, Canterbury, 9-11 July 2013

Other Activities

GradNet (The Humanities Graduate School Network) Conference Committee member 2011-
GradNet Social Committee member 2012-

Miss Eva van Loenen
Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom
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