Birgit Van Puymbroeck (Dr.)

M.A (Ghent, 2008) Ph.D. (Ghent, 2012)

Assistant Lecturer (interim)


Research interests
  • Modernism
  • Network Theory
  • Literary Magazines
  • Anglo-French Literary Relations
  • Ford Madox Ford, Gertrude Stein, André Gide 
Research project

  • Reassembling Modernism: Anglo-French Networks, Periodicals, Literary Analysis

(Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marysa Demoor, Co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Gert Buelens)

Selected publications

A1- Publications in International Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • “Anglo-French Relations in the Anglo-French Review: ‘Bien en Advienne’” English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 55.1 (2012): 69-93.
  • “The Age of a Mistaken Nationalism: Histoire Croisée, Cross-National Exchange and an Anglo-French Network of Periodicals” Modern Language Review 107.3 (2012): 681-99.
  • “Between the Individual and the Collective: Ford Madox Ford, Peter Kropotkin and the Spirit of Collaboration” Neophilologus (accepted for publication).


B1 – Book chapters

  •  ‘“There is No Left or Right”: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and Elisabeth de Gramont’, Gertrude Stein’s Europe, ed. by Sarah Posman and Laura Luise Schultz (essay collection under consideration with Penn University Press).
  •  ‘Cross-Channel Mediations: Henry D. Davray and British Popular Literature in the Mercure de France’, The Popular Imagination and the Dawn of Modernism, ed. by Kate MacDonald and Christoph Singer (essay collection under consideration with Chatto and Windus).


V – Miscellaneous:

  • ‘Onderzoeksbericht: Connecting the Circles: Salons, Periodicals and Movements in London and Paris (1890-1930)’, Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies 27 (2010): 81.
  • ‘Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma by Barbara Will’ (REVIEW), Modern Fiction Studies (forthcoming). 
  • Ba1: English Literature I: Poetry and Drama (Ghent University)
  • MA1: Guest lecture on Modernist Periodicals (Ghent University)
  • Postgraduate Program in American Studies: An Introduction to American Studies (with Prof. dr. Gert Buelens and Prof. dr. Ken Kennard) (Ghent University)