Stef Craps is a research professor in English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Centre for Literature and Trauma (LITRA). He is the author of Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (Sussex Academic Press, 2005) and Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming), and has served as guest editor for special issues of Studies in the Novel (2008; with Gert Buelens) and Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts (2011; with Michael Rothberg) on the topics of, respectively, postcolonial trauma novels and transcultural negotiations of Holocaust memory. At present he is working on a volume on the concept of trauma for Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series.

Projects:

Postcolonial Trauma Narratives

Transcultural Holocaust Remembrance

Cultural Memory and Human Rights

Representing Perpetrators

Europe through the Eyes of Others

Key Publications:

Craps, Stef. Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.

Craps, Stef, and Michael Rothberg, eds. Transcultural Negotiations of Holocaust Memory. Spec. issue of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 53.4 (2011). <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/criticism/toc/crt.53.4.html>.

Craps, Stef, and Gert Buelens, eds. Postcolonial Trauma Novels. Spec. double issue of Studies in the Novel 40.1-2 (2008). <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/studies_in_the_novel/toc/sdn.40.1.html>.

email: stef.craps[at]ugent.be

web: http://users.ugent.be/~scraps/