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Hans DEMEYER (UCL London)

Lecturer Dutch & Comparative Literature, UCL

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The general commitment of my research is the integration of literary and ideological analysis and this with a focus on post-war literature in Dutch and other languages. Current research focuses on tendencies in contemporary fiction; in particular it aims to understand them in relation to cultural and socio-economic changes. Theoretical inquires revolve around the integration of affect, genre and ideology.

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Maria Elena MINUTO

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Maria Elena Minuto (Rome, 1981), Ph.D. in Textual Theory and Analysis, Art historian and Co-curator at the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels. Minuto is specialized in contemporary art and literature. Her research focuses on concrete and visual poetry, esp. on artists’ books and publications, and on the links between Italy and Belgium in the 1960s and 1970s. In this, she examines the pivotal role played by De Tafelronde (1953-1982), Labris (1962-1973), Lotta Poetica (1971-1975) and Factotumbook (1977-1979).

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Jesper OLSSON (Linköping University)

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Jesper Olsson is associate professor at Linköping University, where he leads the research group Literature, Media History, and Information Cultures, the project Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital in Swedish Literature and Art 1950–2010, and is the director of the research program The Seed Box. A Mistra-Formas Environmental Collaboratory. He also works as a critic for the daily Svenska Dagbladet and is one of the founders of the magazine OEI. His research interests focus on media ecologies, media aesthetics, and the avant-garde.

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Julio PREMAT (Paris 8)

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Julio Premat is Professor of Latin American literature at the University of Paris 8, France, and Director of the LIRICO research center on literatures of the Río de la Plata countries and its journal, Cuadernos LIRICO. His research has centered on the work of Juan José Saer, conceptions of authorship, and temporality in relation to avant-garde in literary history.

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Julio PRIETO (Potsdam)

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Julio Prieto is Professor of Latin American literature and culture (Ph.D: New York University). His main research areas are Latin American literature and film, avant-garde fiction and poetry, and modern art and culture. At present he holds the position of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Potsdam.

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Emma WEST (Birmingham)

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK.

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My research focuses on the relationship between high modernism and popular culture. My doctoral thesis aimed to challenge the high/low culture divide; my postdoctoral project, Revolutionary Red Tape: How state bureaucracy shaped British modernism (1918-1951), will examine how public servants and official committees helped to commission, disseminate and popularise vanguard art, design, architecture and literature in Britain.

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