Evaluation of literature by professional and layperson critics: A digital and literary sociological analysis of evaluative talk of literature through the prism of literary prizes (2007-2017) Ghent University
Recently, the manager of a Dutch publishing consortium manager stated that literary quality should
be measured and predicted by means of algorithms and big data-based audience research, rather
than by experts. His claim drew ire and caused the exodus of many of established authors; at the
same time, the statement is indicative of a broader societal trend in which the knowledge of
professional 'pundits' is rivalled and ...
The project draws attention to a specific phenomenon of Early Byzantine historiography, namely that many histories were repeatedly and thoroughly reworked by copyists or other authors and still continued to circulate under the name of their first author as if they were the unchanged work of that author, and uses this as a lense to assess how the use of the modern notion of U+2018literatureU+2019 distorts our understanding of these texts.
On the crossroads of literature and science. The essayist and the scientific field in Huxley, Ortega y Gasset and KU Leuven
The general aim of this thesis is to provide a study of the interdiscursive relations (Maingueneau 2004) between literature and science during the period of 1900-1950. More specifically we will study these interactions within the essayistic work of three writers – Paul Valéry (1871-1945), José Ortega y Gasset (1873-1955) and Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) – whose fascination with science has often been analyzed in the past (Robinson-Valéry 1983; ...
Constrained. A Comparative Study of the Influence of Form on the Material Transmission of Middle Dutch Literature. University of Antwerp
Following recent developments in the growing field of biofiction studies, this project analyses biographical novels with a social justice component from the perspective of World Literature. The selected corpus includes recent novels set in all continents and in various historical periods, allowing me to map the world-span of contemporary biofiction and its figuration of the dimension of deep time. While all these texts thematize ...
The translation and intermedial adaptation of multimodal children's literature. University of Antwerp
Since its emergence in the 18th century, monolingualism has had a strong impact on literature and culture. Despite its avowed global perspective, world literature still leans towards monolingualism. Not only does it focus on writers who write in major languages, while peripheral regions and minor languages are off the map, but it also favours monolingual works. Multilingual texts are often considered untranslatable or incomprehensible, which ...