David Lombard

David Lombard
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Areas of expertise: (Native) American literature, ecocriticism, theories of the sublime, American Transcendentalism, narrative theory, music

PhD candidate @ ULiège and KU Leuven (joint degree).
He is a research fellow at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and an active member of the research units/centers Traverses, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics (CIPA), Intersections, and the Leuven Research Group English Literature. His main fields of interests are American (literary) studies, environmental humanities, narratology, rhetoric, and aesthetics, but he is also interested in a variety of topics related to U.S. culture and society, ranging from music to philosophy, cinema and TV series. He is the author of the book Techno-Thoreau: Aesthetics, Ecology and the Capitalocene (2019) and of articles, which served as extended pilot studies for his broader Ph.D. project consisting in a rhetorical and narratological analysis of the sublime in contemporary U.S. literature (2020-2024).
He is also and a singer-songwriter and musician. His favorite places to do research and write songs are as much the bustling centers of Liège and Leuven as the wooded south of Belgium, which both enrich his reflections on the techno-nature of the Anthropocene.

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