Koen De Temmerman (°1979) has been a Research Professor at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University since 2013. He studied Classics (Ba 1999, Ma 2001) and Communication Studies (Ma 2002) at Ghent University and the University of Bologna. For his PhD dissertation (Ghent 2006) he was awarded the Triennial Prize for Humanities by the Flemish Scholarly Foundation (2008). After his PhD, he was a Francqui Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation at Stanford University, visiting lecturer at University College Cork, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Flemish Research Council (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) and Stanley Seeger Fellow at Princeton University. He is a member of the Young Academy of Belgium/Flanders (2013-2018), an Editorial Board member of L'Antiquité Classique. Revue interuniversitaire d'études classiques and Kleio. Tijdschrift voor oude talen en antieke culturen, an Advisory Board member of Ancient Narrative and a member of the Executive Council of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. In 2017 he was awarded the Prize Laureate of Humanities by the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts and Sciences.
De Temmerman works on Greek and Latin novels and biographies from the first few centuries of the Common Era and their persistence in later periods. Methodologically, his work combines insights from both ancient rhetoric and modern literary theory (mainly narratology). His first monograph (on characterization in the ancient Greek novel) was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Besides other projects, he is currently editing an Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography (under contract with Oxford University Press). He is an associate member of Kyknos - The Swansea, Lampeter and Exeter Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World, a visiting member of the Classics Centre of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Since February 2014, he has been the Principal Investigator of an ERC Starting Grant project called Novel Saints - Ancient Novelistic Heroism in the Hagiography of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
Further information on De Temmerman's scholarly interests can be found at http://users.ugent.be/~kdtemmer; and on his research team at http://www.novelsaints.ugent.be.