Stijn Praet

Stijn Praet obtained his PhD in Literary Studies in 2014 at Ghent University with a dissertation entitled Fairy Tales and the Latin Tradition: A Literary-Contextualising Approach. Afterwards, he went on to occupy postdoctoral positions at Stockholm University and Harvard University. Currently, he is a Doctor-Assistant in Ghent University’s Department of Literary Studies, where he teaches “Introduction to Fairy Tale Studies” and “Theory and Practice of Translation: The Classics” (with Berenice Verhelst). He is also an active member of the RELICS research group. Praet’s research interests include (among others) the multi-lingual literary fairy-tale tradition, medieval literatures, literary self-consciousness, narrative framing, and the reception of the classical and medieval. In the past, he was involved with the organisation of the “Certamina” and “Ovidius2000” translation contest. Praet has published a volume of Latin poetry in Dutch translations (In het spoor van Vergilius, Uitgeverij P, 2017, with Wim Verbaal). His current translation project concerns a collection of medieval Latin wonder tales.