Reuben Martens


Campus Aula - Korte Meer 7 (2nd floor) B-9000 Gent


+32 (0)495 90 50 21



Reuben holds Master degrees in Dutch and English Language and Literature (2015, UGent), in Literary Studies (2016, KU Leuven) and in Comparative Modern Literature (2017, UGent). He started as a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) in October 2017, and works in joint fellowship at Ghent University’s Department of Communication Sciences and the University of Leuven’s Department of Literary Studies. His research project wants to study the cultural representation of alternative energy resources in contemporary Anglophone & European cinema and literature. Studying the values, narratives, and aesthetics that underscore these alternative resources, this project will offer a valuable insight into newly developing ideas on energy in times of critical climate change and energy insecurity.

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Reuben Martens

Research Tracks

Film & Cinema

Research CIMS

Beyond Petroleum