Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and environmental humanities.
He is the author of Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (Sussex Academic Press, 2005), a co-author of Trauma (Routledge, 2020), and a co-editor of Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (Berghahn, 2017).
He has also (co-)edited special issues of Collateral, American Imago, Studies in the Novel, and Criticism on art and climate change, ecological grief, climate change fiction, postcolonial trauma novels, and transcultural Holocaust memory.
For more information, visit his personal website at www.stefcraps.com.
To schedule an appointment during office hours, visit stefcraps.youcanbook.me.
SUPERVISION AND EXAMINATION
Postdoctoral research supervision
Brigitte Herremans, “Countering Erasure: Can the Arts Contribute to Restoring Justice in Syria?” (UGent, ERC, 2019-2023; co-supervisor with Tine Destrooper)
Ida Marie Olsen, “Anatomizing Narratives of the Sixth Mass Extinction: Species Loss and Endangerment in the Context of Multispecies Communities” (UGent, BOF, 2018-2022)
Internal examiner for Eva Willems, “Open Secrets and Hidden Heroes: Violence, Citizenship and Transitional Justice in (Post-)Conflict Peru,” Ghent University, public defence on 7 January 2020
MA and BA supervision and examination