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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

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

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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). At the Center for Modern Greece (CeMoG) he currently coordinates the technical development of the Online-Compendium on German-Greek Entanglements. (→ CeMoG Digital)

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