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Dr. Bart Soethaert

Bart Soethaert
Image Credit: Bart Soethaert

Research-Track Postdoc RA 5

Participating Researcher

Academic Coordinator, RA 5: Building Digital Communities

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
EXC 2020 Temporal Communities
Altensteinstraße 15
Room 005
14195 Berlin
Fax
+49 30 838 475 674

Office hours

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Bart Soethaert studied Classical Philology and Modern Greek (UGent), Comparative Literature (KULeuven) and Modern Greek Philology (AUTH). He received his PhD (2017) in Modern Greek Studies from Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on the literary and ideological horizons of the historical novel (1935–50) in Greece. (→ detailed Vita)

He teaches courses (B.A. and M.A.) on modern Greek literature and is responsible for the planning and realisation of the e-Learning projects for Modern Greek Language Acquisition and the History of Modern Greek Literature at the Chair for Modern Greek Studies (Prof. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos). From 2014 to 2018 he was tasked with the conception and design of the IT infrastructure of the Center for Modern Greece/CeMoG (Webportal and Media Library, Edition Romiosini Online Library, Knowledge Base of the German-Greek cultural and scientific transfer) and was the project manager of "CeMoG Digital" at the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS). At CeMoG he designed the digital platform for the Online Compendium on German-Greek Entanglements and coordinated the application development with the Open Encyclopedia System (2018-2020).

His research encompasses modern Greek Literature, aesthetics of production and reception, the New Historicism, Literary Mobility Studies, Genetic Criticism and the Digital Humanities. Among his fields of special interest are the modern historical novel in Greece, transnational literary communication in the interwar period, the international reception of Nikos Kazantzakis and data-rich literary history.

Selected Publications and Presentations