Documentary literature 3.0. The document as representational strategy in German literature after 2000 Ghent University
The project aims to show that the third generation of documentary writers differs from the documentary avantgarde (Tretjakov, Brecht, Kraus) and the politicized documentary literature of the '60s (Enzensberger, Walraff) through specific representational strategies. These strategies are geared at audience participation and immersion rather than critique of ideology. Documentary literature 3.0. nstills the spectator/reader with an unsettling ...
Growing Scientists. STEM-representations, identity construction and active citizenship in fictional and nonfictional children's literature. University of Antwerp
Archiving the Human: Toward a Textual and Contextual Approach to American Literature in the Anthropocene KU Leuven
This methodologically innovative project is the first to systematically engage state-of-the-art theoretical reflections on the Anthropocene in analyses of a significant and representative sample of contemporary American literature. The geological notion of the Anthropocene has in recent years become an increasingly prominent research paradigm in the humanities and the social sciences. In the study of literature, and especially the field of ...
Migrant Literature between Homogeneity and Diversity: a Comparative Analysis of the Autofictional Strategies in the Work of J.J. Saer, Bianciotti and Copi. KU Leuven
The project aims for an analysis of the poetical system that grounds Vladimir Nabokov's Lectures on Literature, the classes on world literature which the author taught between 1941 and 1959 at the universities of Wellesley and Cornell. The central focus of the analysis lies with the interaction between the components author, reader and the autonomy of the literary text.
Lost (m)otherland. The October Revolution and the Civil War in Interwar Russian Émigré Literature Ghent University
The Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War (1917-1922) forced many Russians to
flee Russia. Like in other diasporas, the exilic condition sharpened the Russian
émigrés’attention for issues of identity and memory. One of the main things to
remember, one would assume, were the events that forced the émigrés to leave
their homeland –the Revolution and the Civil War. However, these events never
became major literary ...
Revealing Secrets: Rhetoric and Medicine in the Italian Renaissance Literature (ca. 1550-1600) Ghent University
This project aims at studying the rhetorical strategies and the use of vernacular in the 16th century books of secrets, a popular genre of medical Italian literature that spread throughout Europe. The research focuses on the collection of Secreti kept in the UGent Library and represents the first step of a broader project pursued by the Promoter.