Geert Maria Jan Lernout - Curriculum Vitae#

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Born in Duffel, Belgium on March 23, 1954
Married to Linde Dedrie on August 26, 1977. Two children.

  • Candidate Germanic Languages, English/Dutch, at the Univer¬sity of Antwerp (UFSIA) (1973 1975).
  • Licentiate Germanic Languages, major Dutch and minor General Lite¬rature, Honours thesis on Tel Quel, at the University of Antwerp (UIA) (1975 ¬1978), magna cum laude.
  • Teacher's Certificate, in UIA (1975 1978), cum laude.
  • M.A in Irish Literature, University College Dublin (1978 ¬1979), First Class Honours.
  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (1981 1984) at the University of Toronto, thesis “James Joyce and Friedrich Hölder¬lin in Contempo¬rary French Criticism.” Conferred in Toronto on 14 March 1985 and accepted as a Belgian Doctorate on 26 May 1986.

Memberships, Honours and Prizes
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (2007)
  • James Joyce, Schrijver shortlisted for “Best non-fiction book in the Low Countries” of 1994 by jury of “De Gouden Uil”.
  • The Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (Belgian Royal Academy of Dutch language and literature) gives the Joris Eeckhoutprijs for best Belgian study in Dutch of a writer in 1994-1995 on 23 October 1996 to James Joyce Schrijver
  • Biannual prize for literary criticism of the Flemish Community, October 1996
  • Fellow of the Center for Inquiry, Low Countries, since February 2008

Academic Career
  • teaching assistant Dutch at the Universi¬ty of Toronto from 1 September 1981 until 30 June 1983.
  • assistant Germanics department at UIA from 15 October 1983 until 15 April 1984 and from 1 October 1984 until 31 December 1984.
  • assistant in Instituut voor Taalonderwijs of the University of Brussels (VUB) from 1 January 1985 until 30 September 1985
  • university teacher at the English Department of the University of Amsterdam from 1 October until 31 December 1985.
  • assistant in Literary Theory and Comparative Litera¬ture at the Department of Germanic Philology in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 January 1986.
  • first assistant (tenured position) in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 November 1986.
  • visiting professor at the Department of Com¬parative Litera¬ture of the University of Georgia for the Spring term of 1988-1989.
  • “werkleider” (chef de travaux) in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 November 1990.
  • “hoofddocent” in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 October 1992.
  • “hoogleraar,” associate professor, in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 February 1999.
  • “gewoon hoogleraar,” full professor, in Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen from 1 October 2000.
  • “ZAPBOF-mandaat,” (research professorship) in University of Antwerp from 1 October 2005.
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