Dirk De Geest

Dirk de Geest taught modern Dutch literature and literary theory at the university of Leuven (Belgium). He is currently writing a history of post-war poetry in Flanders (Belgium) from a systemic-discursive point of view.


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.