Kathleen Gyssels#

Kathleen Gyssels
Membership Number:6313
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - present Professor of French and Francophone literatures, Diaspora Studies, Comparative studies
  • 2001 - 2011) ZAP BOF Antwerp University with a research mandate on Francophone Studies, postcolonial literature and theory
  • 1998 - 2011 Professor French language and literature Universiteit Wilrijk and (Faculty of Applied Economics UFSIA
  • 1995 - 1998 Postdoctoral fellow FWO Flandres with a research mandate on Caribbean and African American female authors

Fields of Scholarship
  • Caribbean fiction and theory
  • Comparative literatures of the XXth century
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • Intertextuality
  • Indentured labour in the Caribbean and the Guyanas
  • Digital humanities and literary Criticism (ACDC)°
  • Poetry and painting
  • Posthumous publishing
  • Totalitarianism, philosemitism and antisemitism, racism and legacies of colonisation
  • Jewish migration and Diaspora studies
  • Cultural studies

Honours and Awards
  • RIMELL - Réseau de Recherches interdisciplinaires sur la muséologie et l'exposition de la littérature et du livre
  • poteaumitan founding member website Caribbean Studies, more info: https://www.potomitan.info/atelier/gyssels/index.php
  • Member of the Académie des Sciences de l'outre -mer à Bruxelles
  • Member of the Board for French Literature and Culture (USouth Wales, Australia)
  • Reviewer:
    • Literary Research / Recherche littéraire
    • Romance Quarterly
    • Literator (South Africa)
    • Nouvelles Etudes Francophones
    • Arcadia International Journal of Literary Culture
    • Dalhousie French Studies
    • Presses Universitaires Montréal
    • Presses Universitaires Artois
    • Presses Universitaires Chicago
  • Auschwitz Fondation (PRIX FONDATION AUSCHWITZ 2020-2021 Award for "Ruptured Affections" (quote from the members of the jury): "Nous vous remercions vivement pour votre rapport d’expertise, parfaitement détaillé, réalisé dans le cadre de nos Prix, rendant compte du travail de Tom Vanassche, “Ruptured Affections. The Pathos of Anti-Pathos in Shoah Literature and Historiography”, Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Philologischen Fakultät der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br., 2019-2020, 329 p."
  • ACADEMIE GONCOURT: fifth edition and UA delegate winning the "Goncourt: le choix de la Belgique" for L. P Dalembert with "Milwaukee Blues" (under the guidance of K Gyssels)

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