Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck

Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck
Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck
Fenton Hall 237

A native of Belgium, Birger Vanwesenbeeck has taught at Fredonia since 2007. Previously he taught at Université Laval in Québec City, at the University at Buffalo, and at a high school in Belgium. English is his third language. He also speaks Flemish (a dialect of Dutch), French and Turkish and he reads German and Latin. He publishes in both English and Dutch.

Teaching Interests

World Literature, Literary Theory, American literature

Research Interests

Continental Philosophy, Stefan Zweig, Modernism,Word & Image studies

Awards and Honors

  • Convocation event Award (2017).
  • William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Award (2017).
  • 10th Magliocco Lecture (2017).
  • Scaliger Fellowship (2015).
  • Summer Institute for Literary Studies Stipend (2013).
  • Travel Award (2009).

Media Contribution

  • Fredonia Radio station (2017).