holds degrees from the universities of Brussels (ULB), Oxford, and Hull. He has lectured in the Department of Literary Studies at KU Leuven since 2003, and is a member of the CETRA steering committee. He is the author of Misreading England: Poetry and Nationhood since the Second World War (Rodopi 2002) and Irish Cultures of Travel. Writing on the Continent, 1829-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). He supervised a project on ‘Shakespeare and Irish Romanticism’ (2012-2016), and has published widely on Irish writing as well as on translation and cultural transfer involving the British Isles and the European mainland in the long 19th century.