Brecht de Groote is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation, Interpretation, and Communication of the University of Ghent. His research focuses on the Romantic period, extending into the eighteenth century and Victorian period; in particular, he is interested in the legacies of late-Romantic writing. Combining methods at the intersection of translation studies, media theory, and literary theory, he investigates the ways in which British culture is shaped by ideas of translation and mediation, particularly as it engages with France and Germany.
Brecht previously held (post)doctoral positions at the Universities of Ghent, Leuven, and Edinburgh. He has a monograph with Edinburgh University Press, Thomas De Quincey: Romanticism in Translation. He is currently working on a project on Romantic translation and misinformation.
Courses and modules pertaining to (1) literary and cultural studies, (2) intercultural and translation studies, and (3) general topics pertaining to academic English.