Lars Bernaerts

Lars Bernaerts is associate professor in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University in Belgium. His research and publications focus on modern Dutch fiction, narrative theory, neo-avant-garde literatures, and the literary radio play. Recent publications include co-edited volumes on audionarratology (with Jarmila Mildorf) and the radio play in Dutch (with Siebe Bluijs). He is an editor of the Online Encyclopedia of Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes (


Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes – Politics of Form Revisited

This cluster of essays approaches the controversial question of the political intentions, implications, and effects of the literary neo-avant-gardes by scrutinizing the topos of a “politics of form,” which is so often foregrounded in and associated with neo-avant-garde practices.