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(Nicky) N. van Es MA

(Nicky) N. van Es MA
Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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vanes@eshcc.eur.nl

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Nicky van Es (1988) is a PhD candidate in the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, on the NWO-funded project entitled: Locating Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Literary, Film and Music Tourism (supervised by dr. Stijn Reijnders).

Nicky studied Sociology (BA) and recently finished his Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (MA) in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His BA thesis focused on deconstructing the relation between income inequality and mental health issues in developed countries, through comparison with…

Nicky van Es (1988) is a PhD candidate in the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, on the NWO-funded project entitled: Locating Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Literary, Film and Music Tourism (supervised by dr. Stijn Reijnders).

Nicky studied Sociology (BA) and recently finished his Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (MA) in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His BA thesis focused on deconstructing the relation between income inequality and mental health issues in developed countries, through comparison with the macro-level effects of neo-liberalistic sentiments and cultural insecurity (anomie) on mental well-being during the past decades.

His MA thesis revolved around problematizing the underlying assumption in the contemporary debate of online video-games that national identity and nationality are increasingly less tenable dispositions in the virtual worlds of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPG’s), in favor of a more ‘culturally open’ (or: cosmopolitan) disposition. Taking the immensely popular MMORPG, The World of Warcraft (WoW), and its European player-base as a case-study, the results have shown that national identity and instances of nationalism remain salient within the game itself on multiple levels, and prove to be a heated topic of debate within the European WoW-community.

In 2013 Nicky began his sub-project on literary tourism, to investigate how contemporary popular literature feeds the imagination of tourists and subsequently literally move them across geographical borders to visit the places central to the novels they’ve read. In addition to these underlying meanings which are ascribed to this practice by the tourists themselves, attention will be paid to local authorities, residents, tourist agencies and other organizations who are involved in creating and maintaining a ‘literary experience’ of places in Europe. 

      • J. Heilbron & N. van Es (2015). In de wereldrepubliek der letteren. In A.M. Bevers, B. Colenbrander, J. Heilbron & N. Wilterdink (Eds.), Nederlandse Kunst in de Wereld 1980-2013 (pp. 20-54). Nijmegen: VanTilt
      • N. van Es (2015). Recensie themanummer Spiegel der Letteren (2014; vol. 56 (3), p. 243-419): Literaire Fancultuur in Nederland [Bespreking van het boek Literaire Fancultuur in Nederland]. Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 135(4).
      • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. TTRA/ITAM International Conference: Bruges, Belgium (2014, juni 15).
      • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Wageningen, the Netherlands (2014, februari 15).
      • N. van Es (2014). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. Media and Place International Conference: Leeds, United Kingdom (2014, juli 15).
      • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Chasing Sleuths and Unravelling the Mysterious Metropolis. On Tourist Experiences of the Crime-detective Fiction City. Fan Communities and Fandom Conference: Prague, Czech Republic (2014, november 10).
      • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2013). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. ‘Locating Imagination’ International Kick-Off Conference: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013, november 15).
  • Academic Skills

    Title
    Academic Skills
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-1 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-1 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship)

    Bachelor's Thesis.

    Title
    Bachelor's Thesis.
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1, TERM 3
    Year level
    Pre-master (Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society), BA-3 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen)

    Media Tourism

    Title
    Media Tourism
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), BA-2 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-3 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), BA-3 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen)

    Bachelor's Thesis Class

    Title
    Bachelor's Thesis Class
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    Pre-master (Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society), BA-3 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-3 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Cultural Sociology of Tourism

    Title
    Cultural Sociology of Tourism
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA

    Researching Cultural Tourism

    Title
    Researching Cultural Tourism
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    MA

    Master Thesis Class PTC

    Title
    Master Thesis Class PTC
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA
  • Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    Country
    The Netherlands
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