Benjamin Biebuyck is Professor of German Literature at Ghent University (Belgium). He studied Germanistik, Anglistik and Literary Theory in Ghent and Basel (Switzerland), and obtained his PhD from Ghent University (in 1996) with a dissertation on metaphor theory and figurativeness in Nietzsche’s Zarathustra. He has been carrying out and supervising research projects on 19th and 20th century German literature, on literary rhetoric and on philosophical writing (particularly on Nietzsche). He authored Die poietische Metapher. Ein Beitrag zur Theorie der Figürlichkeit (1998), co-authored a monograph on literature and ethics (Negen muzen, tien geboden, 2005) and co-edited Faith and Fiction. Interdisciplinary Studies on the Interplay between Metaphor and Religion (1998). Recent publications include articles in Philologus, Nietzsche-Studien, Einführung in die Erzähltextanalyse and Style.