University of Liège
Visiting period: March 2020 – July 2020

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Maud Gonne

Maud Gonne is a lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Liège and she recently got a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European fellowship to conduct a research project on Transregional networks in Europe (1886-1936) within GlobaLS at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Maud received a PhD in Translation studies at KULeuven in 2015 on the transfer activities of Francophone Flemish writer Georges Eekhoud (1854-1927) at the turn of the 20th century, with a special focus on the mediating role that Eekhoud played anonymously in the production and translation of popular and patriotic literature.

Then, she obtained a postdoctoral mandate at KU Leuven (PDM) and a FNRS postdoctoral fellowship to investigate the role of cultural mediators in Wallonia during different stages of (successful and less successful) national and regional identity-building.

She has lectured on Translation theory and practice (Dutch into French) (ULiège), Belgian literature (UNamur) and Literary institutionalization (KULeuven).

Her research interests include Translation history, Cultural mediators, Transfers and transmediality, Minority identities and regionalisms, Belgian literature, Complexity thinking, and Actor Network Theory. She is the author of numerous articles on these topics, as well as of the monograph Contrebande littéraire et culturelle à la Belle Époque: Le « hard labour » de Georges Eekhoud entre Anvers, Paris et Bruxelles (Leuven University Press 2017). She also co-edited a special issue of Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire entitled Cultural Mediators in Belgium, 1830-1945 (2014).