Stef Craps

Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Contemporary literature
    • Literatures in English
    • Modern literature
    • Postcolonial studies
    • Literary criticism
    • Literary theory
Anthropocene contemporary literature memory trauma postcolonialism ecocriticism environmental humanities climate change
Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. He is the author of Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (Sussex Academic Press, 2005), a co-author of Trauma (Routledge, 2020), and a co-editor of Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (Berghahn, 2017). He has also (co-)edited special issues of Collateral, American Imago, Studies in the Novel, and Criticism on decolonizing English literature, art and climate change, ecological grief, climate change fiction, postcolonial trauma novels, and transcultural Holocaust memory. For more information, visit his personal website at To schedule an appointment during office hours, visit