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Frederik Le Roy


Frederik Le Roy is currently a doctor-assistent in the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Studies at Ghent University. He is a member of Studies in Performing Arts and Media (Ghent University) and the Research Centre for Visual Poetics (University of Antwerp). He holds degrees in Philosophy (Catholic University of Leuven, 2003) and Performance Studies and Film (Ghent University, 2005) and was a visiting research student in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley in 2006.

In 2012 he obtained his doctoral degree at Ghent University with a dissertation entitled Verknoopte tijd, verfrommelde geschiedenis (Entangled Time, Crumpled History). Inspired by the philosophy of history of Walter Benjamin, this research dealt with the politics of memory of performative strategies (re-enactment, historical montage, testimony) in historical and contemporary (cultural) performance. He publishes on these themes. He is a co-editor of a special issue of the journal Arcadia entitled Performing Cultural Trauma in Theatre and Film (winter 2010), a book on Jan Lauwers’s theatre work with Needcompany (Academia Press and IT&FB, 2007; with C. Stalpaert and S. Bousset), and Tickle Your Catastrophe: Imagining Catastrophe in Art, Architecture and Philosophy (Academia Press, 2011).

Besides his academic research, he was a theory coach at the dance school P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, since 2012) and a freelance editor, and he is the content coordinator of the Master in Drama at KASK / School of Arts.


frederik_le_royDepartment of Art, Music, and Theatre Studies / HIKO, Room 0.12
Ghent University
Sint-Hubertusstraat 2
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 36 54
Fax: +32 (0)9 264 41 81