Jan Baetens#

Jan Baetens
Membership Number:3422
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1996- : Assistant (PT), Associate (PF), Professor (FT), and Full Professor (since 2009) at KU Leuven
  • 1997-2003: Assistant professor Maastricht University (PT)
  • 1989-1997: assistant professor and associate professor (1994) Handelshogeschool Antwerp (now Thomas More College)
  • 1987-1988: assistant professor VLEKHO Brussels (translation program, French)
  • 1985-1987: senior researcher at the Belgian NSF (chargé de recherches au FNRS belge)
  • 1981-1985: junior researcher at the Belgian NSF (aspirant au FNRS belge)
  • 1980-1981: teaching assistant KU Leuven (French linguistics)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Literary theory (with a strong emphasis on constrained writing)
  • Cultural studies (with a strong emphasis on the poetics of "minor genres": comics, graphic novel, novelization, and photonovel)
  • Photography theory (with a strong emphasis on photographic illustrations of literature)

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Winner of the « prix triennal de poésie de la communauté Française de Belgique » for the collection Cent fois sur le métier (2004)
  • 2007-2008 Titulaire de la chaire Francqui au titre belge (Fucam/UCL) en 2007-2008 dans le domaine « Culture et communication »
  • 2012 Speaker of the "Annual History of Photography lecture”, Saint-Andrews University, 7 March, 2012

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