Ben De Bruyn 

Ben De Bruyn teaches English Literature at UCLouvain, Belgium. He is the author of Wolfgang Iser: A Companion (De Gruyter, 2012) and The Novel and the Multispecies Soundscape (Palgrave, 2020) as well as the co-editor of Literature Now: Key Terms and Methods for Literary History (with Sascha Bru and Michel Delville, Edinburgh UP, 2016) and Planetary Memory in Contemporary American Fiction (with Lucy Bond and Jessica Rapson, Routledge, 2018). He is currently working on a new monograph provisionally entitled Beyond Cli-Fi.


Selected publications

  • De Bruyn, Ben. The Novel and the Multispecies Soundscape. Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature 23. Cham: Palgrave, 2020.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “The Great Displacement: Reading Migration Fiction at the End of the World.” Humanities1 (2020): 1-16.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “Glenn A. Albrecht, Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World” (review). American Imago1 (2020): 213-22.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “The Hot War: Climate, Security, Fiction.” Studies in the Novel1 (2018): 43-67.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “Realism 4°: Objects, Weather and Infrastructure in Ben Lerner’s 10:04.” Textual Practice5 (2017): 951-71.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “Learning to Be a Species in the Anthropocene: On Annie Proulx’s Barkskins.” Frame 2 (2016): 71-90.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “Anthropocene Audio: The Animal Soundtrack of the Contemporary Novel.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction2 (2016): 151-65.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “Earlier is Impossible: Deep Time and Geological Posthumanism in Dutch Fiction.” Journal of Dutch Literature 2 (2013): 68-91.
  • De Bruyn, Ben. “The Gathering of Form: Forests, Gardens and Legacies in Robert Pogue Harrison.” Oxford Literary Review1 (2010): 19-36.



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