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Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. He has held visiting positions at UCLA, Birkbeck, the School of Advanced Study, Columbia University, and the Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts.
His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and the environmental humanities.
Craps 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 decolonizing English literature, art and climate change, ecological grief, climate change fiction, postcolonial trauma novels, and transcultural Holocaust memory.
Currently, he is working on a study of ecological mourning as a creative and transformative process.
Several of his publications have been translated into other languages, including Czech, Polish, Russian, and Turkish.
Craps is the founding coordinator of the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative to provide research training in memory studies for doctoral students, and a co-chair of the "Transformation of the Environment" working group of the EU-funded Slow Memory COST Action.
For more information, visit his personal website at www.stefcraps.com.
To schedule an appointment during office hours, visit stefcraps.youcanbook.me.