Guy Rooryck is professor and head of the French section at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication (Ghent University). He teaches courses in French cultural history, area studies, literature and translation. He is active as a translator of Dutch literary work into French and publishes on French literature, philosophy and translation. After completing his PhD research on the Mémoires of Saint-Simon, he specialised in eighteenth-century literature. His current research interests focus on translation and cultural transfer of French and British philosophical discourse in the Enlightenment (Locke, Hume, La Mettrie, Rousseau) with particular attention to the process of acculturation, the translation of paratexts and mediating role of the translator.