Gert Buelens | Program Director
Gert Buelens is a professor of English and the chair of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. He holds degrees from Ghent (Lic. English and German, 1984), and Sussex (DPhil in American Studies, 1990), and was a visiting scholar at Harvard in 1996-1997. He has published several books on Henry James, multi-ethnic American literature, and cultural theory, and is the author of some sixty essays in collections and journals, the latter including American Studies in Scandinavia, Henry James Review, Modern Philology, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and PMLA. He is the Book Review Editor for Henry James Review and edits the journal Authorship. He serves or has served on several editorial boards, including Canadian Review of American Studies, Comparative American Studies, E-REA, Henry James E-Journal, Henry James Review, MELUS, Open Humanities Press, and Miscelánea. He is a past president (2005) of the Henry James Society. He is vice-president of the Belgian Luxembourg American Studies Association (BLASA), and program director of the postgraduate program in American Studies at Ghent University.