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Hans Vandevoorde Portrait Hans Vandevoorde with book

Hans Vandevoorde

Professor of Dutch Literature, Academic staff


Hans Vandevoorde (°1960) teaches Dutch literature at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is one of the coordinators of the Centre for the Study of Experimental Literature (CEL/SEL), member of the Steering Committee of the ENAG (an international research community on European Neo-Avant-Garde) and with Bart Eeckhout (UA) chief editor of the Cahier voor Literatuurwetenschap (CLW). He was chairman of the Centre for Literature, Intermediality and Culture (CLIC) till 2014. A sabbatical leave was granted for the year 2014-2015 and he was appointed on the Breughel Chair at the UPenn 2016. At this time, he supervises a FWO-project on diaries in the second world war and a PhD on art and literature (VUB).

He published several volumes and articles on nineteenth century, fin the siècle and interbellum literature & culture, and on post-war poetry. Among the international conferences and workshops he organized, can be mentioned: Literary Anarchism and Utopism in the Low Countries and Germany (Freie Universität Berlin, 2003), Between Experience and Representation. Cities in an Area of Tension, 1800-1914 (Radboud University Nijmegen, 2011), Through words and places. Travel writing in Dutch and German-speaking regions between 1800 and 1950 (Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2013), Achter de Verhalen (Brussels, 2014), Generational shifts, networks and collective memory (UPenn, 2016) and Hybrid genres and the contemporary neo-avant-garde (Brussels, 2017).


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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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