Hannah Van Hove is Assistant Professor of the interdisciplinary Honours Programme at VUB (10%) and a postdoctoral research fellow of the FWO (90%). She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow before embarking on an Erasmus Mundus MA course in European Literary Cultures in Strasbourg, Bologna and Thessaloniki. She received her PhD on the fiction of British avant-garde writers Anna Kavan, Alexander Trocchi and Ann Quin in 2017 from the University of Glasgow.
Hannah Van Hove works on various aspects of British twentieth-century and contemporary literature, with an emphasis on (late) modernism, experimental fiction and women's writing. At VUB, she is currently working on a postdoctoral research project entitled ‘Unstable Subjectivities in British Post-War Experimental Women’s Writing’, looking in particular at representations of divided and fragmentary selves in the work of Eva Figes, Brigid Brophy, Christine Brooke-Rose, Ann Quin and Anna Kavan. She is co-editor of British Experimental Women's Fiction, 1945-1975: Slipping through the Labels (Palgrave, 2021) and her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Women: A Cultural Review, Forum+, Translation and Literature, the Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, as well as in edited volumes published by Palgrave, Edinburgh University Press and Academia Press. At present, she is working on her first monograph.
She is Chair of the Anna Kavan Society, sits on the editorial board of the Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings and is a member of the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, the artistic research group Deep Histories Fragile Memories and the Critical Poetics Research Group.
Her research interests include (late) modernism, experimental literature, women's writing, creative-critical writing, autofiction, literary theory and contemporary literature. She is open to receiving requests for MA and PhD supervision in these fields.
Women's writing, experimental literature, critical-creative forms of writing, feminist thought and theory, literary theory, contemporary literature