Birgit Van Puymbroeck
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    1050 Brussels



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Birgit Van Puymbroeck is Assistant Professor in literature in English and research methodology at VUB (80%) and postdoctoral research fellow of the FWO at Ghent University (20%). She received her PhD in 2012 from Ghent University and has held visiting fellowships at Yale University, Queen Mary University of London and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

Van Puymbroeck works on various aspects of late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Anglophone and Francophone literature and culture. Her expertise includes modernism, transnational networks and media history (especially periodicals and radio). Her first monograph Modernist Literature and European Identity was published by Routledge in 2020. In addition, her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals such as PMLA, Modernism/modernity, Modernist Cultures, Modern Language Review, Victorian Periodicals Review and the Journal of European Periodical Studies. She is co-editor of Afterlives of the Brontës, a special issue of Brontë Studies (co-edited with Marysa Demoor and Olivia Malfait) and former editor-in-chief of DiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies. At present, she is working on her second monograph, “Bardic Traditions on Air: Modernism, Radio and Celtic Revivalism,” and co-editing the Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals (with Marysa Demoor and Cedric Van Dijck).


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