Dieter De Bruyn
Before joining the Ghent University Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit, Dieter De Bruyn (1977) taught Polish and Czech literature and culture in the Department of Slavic and East European Studies at UGent, where he also obtained both his MA and PhD in East European languages and cultures. His PhD research resulted in a dissertation entitled “Literary Reflexivity in Polish Modernism. Karol Irzykowski and Bruno Schulz between Autotematyzm and Metafiction” (2006). His publications on literary reflexivity and narrative unreliability in the works of Irzykowski, Schulz and Gombrowicz have appeared in edited volumes and journals including Symposium, Russian Literature and Slavica Gandensia. Together with Kris Van Heuckelom he edited a volume on the literary and graphic works of Bruno Schulz, and a special issue of Russian Literature on Marian Pankowski. His current research focuses on the forms and functions of cultural memory in contemporary Poland, drawing on examples from three media of collective memory: memorial museums, historical comics, and online commemorative practices.
- Dieter De Bruyn, "From ‘The Second Katyn’ to ‘A Day without Smolensk’: Facebook Responses to the Smolensk Tragedy and Its Aftermath". In: Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor and Vera Zvereva (eds.): Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States, 2013. London: Routledge. [forthcoming]
- Dieter De Bruyn, “World War 2.0. Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland Through Facebook”, Digital Icons 4, 2010, 45-62 (Special Issue: War, Conflict and Commemoration in the Age of Digital Reproduction).
- Dieter De Bruyn, “Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics”, Slovo 22/2, 2010, 46-65.
- Dieter De Bruyn & Michel De Dobbeleer, “Mastering the Siege. Ideology and the Plot of the Leningrad Blockade and the Warsaw Uprising in Adamovich and Granin, and Białoszewski”, Primerjalna Književnost 32/2, 2009, 53-76.
- Dieter De Bruyn & Kris Van Heuckelom (eds), (Un)masking Bruno Schulz. New Combinations, Further Fragmentations, Ultimate Reintegrations. (series: Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 54), 2009. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. (529 pp.)
- Dieter De Bruyn, “An Eye for an I. Telling as Reading in Bruno Schulz’s Fiction”. In: Elke D'hoker & Gunther Martens (eds.): Narrative Unreliability in the Twentieth-Century First-Person Novel (series: Narratologia 14), 2008, 209-227. Berlin: de Gruyter.
- Dieter De Bruyn & Kris Van Heuckelom, “Artistic Reflexivity and Interartistic Contamination in Polish Modernism. The Graphic and Literary Works of Bruno Schulz”. Symposium 62/3, 2008, 175-192.
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