Dr Filip De Ceuster

Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC)

Teaching Associate in Dutch

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f.deceuster@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7159

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Dr Filip De Ceuster
Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC)
Ella Armitage Building
40 Leavygreave Road
Sheffield
S3 7RD
Qualifications

I hold a BA in Dutch Language, Literature & Theatre Studies from the University of Antwerp (BE) and MA and PhD in Modern Literature from the same university. 

Research interests

My doctoral research focused on prose of the Belgian writer Maurice Gilliams – sometimes called ‘the Flemish Proust’ – and his quest for a Flemish cosmopolitanism in the years between the two World Wars.

Currently my research interests lie in the area of nation building and national identity, ecocriticism and intercultural transfer. I am currently working on the circulation of the fiction of Gerard Reve, the Netherlands’ first openly gay writer, in the Anglophone world.


I am also the Director of the Association for Low Countries Studies in the UK and Ireland (ALCS) and an editor for The Golden Compasses. Journal for Book History.

Publications

Books

  • De Ceuster F (2022) Breng die Elias terug op onze wereld! Maurice Gilliams of de tragische zoektocht naar een Vlaams kosmopolitisme (1917-1947). Antwerp: Antwerp Academia Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • De Ceuster F (Ed.) (2017) Maurice Gilliams: Elias, of Het gevecht met de nachtegalen. Antwerp: Uitgeverij Polis / Pelckmans. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • De Ceuster F (2015) Music in front. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 57(3), 358-361. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2015) 'En dan is er nog zoveel dat ge aan niemand kunt vertellen'. Jos Borré en de biografie van Gerard Walschap.. Wetenschappelijke tijdingen op het gebied van de geschiedenis van de Vlaamse Beweging., 74(2), 134-141. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2015) “Een middag met Gezelle”. Over een vergeten toespraak van Maurice Gilliams. Zacht Lawijd. Literair-historisch tijdschrift, 14(4), 6-22. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2014) 'Howards End' (E.M. Forster). Dietsche Warande en Belfort: tijdschrift voor letterkunde en geestesleven, 159(5), 84-85. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2013) 'The throngs of crowds-in-the-plain'. Maurice Gilliams and the modernization of Flanders. Spiegel der Letteren, 55(4), 459-492. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2013) 'Et in Arcadia Ego': bedreigd platteland in Maurice Gilliams' 'Elias'. Nynade. Letteren & Kunst, 7(21), 95-102. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2013) Ex libris W. Dijkstra: de Boonverzameling van de Burgemeester. De Gulden Passer. Journal for Book History, 91(1), 85-94. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2013) 'DE DROMMEN DER MENIGTE-IN-DE-VLAKTE' MAURICE GILLIAMS AND THE MODERNIZATION OF FLANDERS. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 55(4), 459-492. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2012) Ex libris Baestaens: papieren paradepaardjes voor Consciences jubileumjaar. De Gulden Passer. Journal for Book History, 90(2), 207-213. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F () "En dan is er nog zoveel dat ge aan niemand kunt vertellen". WT. Tijdschrift over de geschiedenis van de Vlaamse beweging, 74(2), 134-141. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • De Ceuster F (2017) 'Breng die Elias terug op onze wereld!' Nawoord bij Maurice Gilliams' 'Elias of het gevecht met de nachtegalen' In De Ceuster F (Ed.), Elias of het gevecht met de nachtegalen (pp. 175-223). Antwerp: Uitgeverij Polis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2017) Tekstverantwoording In De Ceuster F (Ed.), Elias of het gevecht met de nachtegalen (pp. 225-239). Antwerp: Uitgeverij Polis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2016) 'Brows Betwixt and Between'. Over stad, platteland en samenhokken met Wilcoxen en Balthazars. In Eeckhout B, Joosen V & Sepp A (Ed.), Stad en migratie in de literatuur. Cahier voor literatuurwetenschap. (pp. 87-100). Ghent: Academia Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2014) Howards End In Van Gerrewey C (Ed.), 50 fictieve gebouwen (pp. 84-85). Ghent: MER Paper Kunsthalle. RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

  • De Ceuster F (2022) Weerspiegeld in een waterglas: Annette Portegies schreef de biografie van Maurice Gilliams, de dichter die zichzelf kwelde.. De Lage Landen. Context bij cultuur in Vlaanderen en Nederland, November 2022. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2019) Reading in the Low Countries. Studies on ten centuries of reading culture. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 61(1), 95-97. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2018) 'Rebecca Rego Barry's "Rare Books Uncovered"'. De Gulden Passer. Journal for Book History, 95(1), 354-355. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2016) Liesbeth Van Melle: 'No words wil last such as marble. Maurice Gilliams. Elias or the struggle with the Nightingales. Winter in Antwerp. Historical-critical edition'. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 58(2), 318-321. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2015) Front Poetry. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 57(3), 358-361. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2015) War Stories. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 57(3), 358-361. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F (2014) The prickly years. Literature and politics in Flanders 1929-1944. SPIEGEL DER LETTEREN, 56(4), 565-567. RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • De Ceuster F 'It’s a great pity altogether...' - How Maurice Gilliams found a devoted anglophone readership despite being out of print. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F Petje af to Pushkin Press! Dutch Literature in the Anglophone World. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F Wat Maurice Gilliams ons influistert over deze digitale tijden. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Ceuster F Parels uit de DBNL: Elias of het gevecht met de nachtegalen. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

I am responsible for the teaching and assessment of the following undergraduate modules:

  • MDL111 Born Out of Revolt & Consensus. The Making of Contemporary Netherlands and Belgium
  • Towards a New Pastoral? Urban Idylls in Contemporary Dutch & Flemish Fiction (Dutch Project Module - level 2)
  • Dutch Beginners Language
  • Dutch Intermediate Language
  • Dutch Advanced Language
Professional activities
  • Director of the Association for Low Countries Studies (ALCS)
  • Editor for De Gulden Passer: Journal for Book History.
  • Member of the Association for Literary Urban Studies
  • Member of the International E.M. Forster Society