Stef Craps

Stef Craps is an associate 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 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), and the editor, with Lucy Bond and Pieter Vermeulen, of Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (Berghahn, 2017). He has also guest-edited two special issues of Studies in the Novel, on climate change fiction (with Rick Crownshaw) and postcolonial trauma novels (with Gert Buelens), and one of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, on transcultural Holocaust memory (with Michael Rothberg). His next book project is an introductory guide to the concept of trauma for Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series (with Lucy Bond). He is currently also guest-editing a special issue of American Imago on ecological grief.

Ecocritical Bibliography

Craps, Stef, ed. Ecological Grief. Spec. issue of American Imago 76.4 (2019). [forthcoming]

Craps, Stef, and Rick Crownshaw, eds. The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction. Spec. issue of Studies in the Novel 50.1 (2018).

Craps, Stef, Rick Crownshaw, Jennifer Wenzel, Rosanne Kennedy, Claire Colebrook, and Vin Nardizzi. “Memory Studies and the Anthropocene: A Roundtable.” Memory Studies 11.4 (2018): 498-515.

Mertens, Mahlu, and Stef Craps. “Contemporary Fiction vs. the Challenge of Imagining the Timescale of Climate Change.” The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction. Ed. Stef Craps and Rick Crownshaw. Spec. issue of Studies in the Novel 50.1 (2018): 134-53.

Craps, Stef. “Climate Change and the Art of Anticipatory Memory.” Memory after Humanism. Ed. Susanne C. Knittel and Kári Driscoll. Spec. issue of Parallax 23.4 (2017): 479-92.

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