David Gullentops

Professors Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC)

David Gullentops is Full Professor of French literature, of theory of literature and intermedial creativity at the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (LIST) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is Vice-Director of the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC) and Director of the interdisciplinary Emile Verhaeren Chair (EVC).

David is a specialist in the theory of poetic discourse and in the relationship between poetry and other forms of literary and artistic expression, such as film, theatre, music, songs,… , particularly in the work of Jean Cocteau. He has also published on Dotremont, Maeterlinck, Michaux, Rodenbach and Verhaeren and has worked on the elaboration of a cognitive reading model that is suitable for the approach of hybrid art forms of the twentieth century.

David Gullentops is editor of the Cahiers Jean Cocteau (Paris) and co-editor of the Complete Works of Jean Cocteau being published by Gallimard in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (Paris).

His research concerning Brussels is focused on the interactions of anarchism and art production in the Belle Epoque, and on the geo-morphology of the imagination in the literary work of Emile Verhaeren.

Key publications:

 Structure, lecture et génétique des Villes tentaculaires de Verhaeren, in Linguista sum. Mélanges offerts à Marc Dominicy, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008, p. 61-74.

 Emile Verhaeren inédit, Bruxelles, VUBPress, 2015, 235 pp.

Jean Cocteau. Ecrits sur la musique, in collaboration with Malou Haine, Paris, Vrin, 2016, 648 pp.