The staff of the Department of Literary Studies conduct research into a wide spectrum of literatures in modern and ancient languages.


Look up individual researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy research portal


UGent's academic repository Biblio offers easy access to recently added publications from our department.


Members of our department conduct research in theoretical and comparative literary studies and in the following languages: literatures in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Swedish and Spanish.

Topics of expertise

Our research covers literatures from antiquity until today. Browse through some of our main approaches and topics of expertise.

Research Projects

Current and recent research projects in literary studies can be consulted on the faculty research portal.  

Research Groups

The members of our department collaborate in a number of research groups.

Literary Studies Workshop

The Literary Studies Workshop provides literary scholars the opportunity to present their research to peers and to receive feedback.

Graduate Support Network

The Graduate Support Network aims to support PhD and postdocs working within the department through more informal get-togethers.