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Thomas Thoelen

Post-doctoral researcher


Thomas Thoelen obtained his FWO-funded PhD in Literary Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2019 (supervisors: Christophe Collard and Douglas Atkinson).

His research focuses primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, with articles having been published (and waiting to be published) in the peer-reviewed journal Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui (vols. 28.2 and 32.2). A book chapter is also forthcoming in Beckett and Technology (eds. Mark Nixon, Einat Adar, and Galina Kiryushina; Edinburgh UP, 2021).

Other research interests include:

  • (post)modernism;
  • phenomenology;
  • deconstructionism;
  • (continental) philosophy;
  • philosophy of technology;
  • philosophy of language;
  • literary theory;
  • cultural theory;
  • disability studies;
  • James Joyce;
  • Flann O’Brien;
  • Thomas Pynchon;
  • Bernard Stiegler;
  • ...


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