Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains: Transnational Performative Critique as World Literature
KU Leuven, Belgium
Tom Toremans is Associate Professor of English Literature and Literary Translation at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He teaches courses on literary theory, English and European literature, and literary translation. He is currently director of the Centre for Reception Studies and head of the Leuven Research Group English literature. His research interests include British Romanticism, refugee writing, Scottish literature, critical theory, and translation and reception studies. He has co-edited special issues on “Waterloo and British Romanticism” (Studies in Romanticism, with Philip Shaw), “Pseudotranslation” (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, with Beatrijs Vanacker), “Literature and Economics in Nineteenth-Century Germany and Britain” (Victoriographies, with Ortwin de Graef), "Thomas Carlyle and the Totalitarian Temptation" (Studies in the Literary Imagination, with Tamara Gosta), and on “Translating Testimony” (Testimony Between History and Memory, with Anneleen Spiessens). He has published in journals such as Contemporary Literature, Essays in Romanticism, The European Journal of English Studies, The Oxford Literary Review, Studies in the Literary Imagination, and World Literature Today.