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David Gullentops

Professor of French Literature, Academic staff


David Gullentops is Professor of French Literature, of theory of literature and intermedial creativity at the Department of literature and languages of the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels.

He is Director of the interdisciplinary Emile Verhaeren Chair, the Emile Lorand Chair for French literature and the Scientific website Jean Cocteau.

He is a specialist in the theory of poetic discourse and in the relationship between poetry and other forms of literary and artistic expression, such as film, theatre, music, songs, particularly in the work of Emile Verhaeren and Jean Cocteau. He has also published on Apollinaire, Dotremont, Maeterlinck, Michaux, Rodenbach and Tardieu, and has worked on the elaboration of a cognitive reading model that is suitable for the approach of hybrid art forms in the poetry of the twentieth century.

David Gullentops is editor of the Cahiers Jean Cocteau and co-editor of the Oeuvres poétiques complètes of Jean Cocteau being published in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. He is also a poet – for a review of his last book Acitadines, see FrancoFonie.


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