FORA.tv Speaker - Jeroen Dewulf
Jeroen Dewulf is director of the Dutch Studies Program (Queen Beatrix Chair) in the German Department.
Dewulf graduated with a degree in Dutch and German Philology from the University of Ghent in Belgium. He also holds a Master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Porto, in Portugal, and a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bern in Switzerland.
Dewulf's areas of specialization are European Studies, particularly related to (multicultural) identity in the Benelux and Switzerland, Postcolonial Studies (in particular Dutch, German, and Portuguese colonial history and literature), as well as issues related to migration, race, and hybridity.
He has also focused on contemporary Swiss literature, and he published a monograph on the Swiss writer Hugo Loetscher (Peter Lang Verlag, 1999) and edited a collection of essays on the same author (Diogenes Verlag, 2005). He recently published a post-colonial study on Brazil (Neue Zãrcher Zeitung Verlag, 2007).
Dewulf is member of the MLA Executive Committee of Netherlandic Studies and an affiliated member of the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley.
For his scholarly service, he was distinguished, in 1999, with the Quality Seal for Innovating Initiatives in the Field of Foreign Language Education by the European Union and he was awarded by the Cultural Foundation of the Swiss UBS-Bank for his research on Swiss-German literature.
04.28.08 | 01:02:27 min
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