jeroen lievens


jeroen Dr. Jeroen Lievens holds an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Ghent University (2006). His dissertation, which he wrote as a fellow researcher at GUST, is entitled “The City in Postmodern Fiction. Contemporary Urban Studies and the Case of the New Narratives”. Currently, he is teaching at the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg. His publications deal primarily with the literary representations of space and the city in the era of postmodernity and postmodernism.


  • “Tied to the Handle of a Shopping Cart”: The Representation of Manhattan’s Spatiality in “Blank Fiction” Novels. In: Belgian Essays on Language and Literature. 2002. 93-107.
  • Review of Uncontained. Urban Fiction in Postwar America. [Elizabeth Wheeler. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2001]. In: English Studies. Vol. 84. No. 3, June 2003. 291-292
  • Post Ex Sub Dis. Urban Fragmentations and Constructions. GUST (ed.). Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2002. Co-editor.
  • “Brittle Borders, Brimming Borders: Visual, Sexual and Spatial Dislocations in Lynne Tillman’s No Lease on Life.” American Studies Series of Winter Verlag, Heidelberg. In Press.
  • Special Issue of Spiegel der Letteren, “De Stad”, 2006. Co-editor. In press.
  • “De stadsroman: van volvet naar lite”. Spiegel der Letteren, 2006. Co-author. In press.