Warped Writing: The Ontograghy of Contemporary Fiction
KU Leuven, Belgium
Pieter Vermeulen is Associate Professor of American and Comparative Literature at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Romanticism After the Holocaust (Bloomsbury, 2010) and Contemporary Literature and the End of the Novel: Creature, Affect, Form (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Literature and the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2020), and a co-editor of, most recently, Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets (with Stefan Helgesson; Routledge, 2015), Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (with Lucy Bond and Stef Craps, 2017), and a double special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory on contemporary literature and/as archive (with Tom Chadwick, 2019-20). His current writing project investigates the relation between the “Americanization” of world literature and the notion of world literary value.