Bart Vervaeck

Bart Vervaeck is professor emeritus of Dutch Literature and Narrative Theory at the University of Leuven. He has published books on Dutch postmodern and neo-avant-garde fiction. With Luc Herman he published the Handbook of Narrative Analysis (Nebraska University Press, 2005; 2nd edn, 2019).


Neo-Avant-Garde Politics and Poetics from a Transnational Perspective: The Conversation between the Beats and Labris

Although the Beats associated with the avant-garde and although “[scholars] understand the Beat Generation in terms of a literary avant-garde,” historically and from the perspective of forms and gestures, they had in fact repeated, distorted and sometimes mocked the avant-garde.[1] They may thus be defined as a neo-avant-garde.