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Stef Craps


Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and the environmental humanities.

He is the author of Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (Sussex Academic Press, 2005), a co-author of Trauma (Routledge, 2020), and a co-editor of Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (Berghahn, 2017).

He has also (co-)edited special issues of CollateralAmerican ImagoStudies in the Novel, and Criticism on decolonizing English literatureart and climate changeecological griefclimate change fictionpostcolonial trauma novels, and transcultural Holocaust memory.

For more information, visit his personal website at


Department of Literary Studies (English Section) / Room 130.019
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 37 01
Mobile: +32 (0)496 83 95 71