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Ph.D. Hans BAK Professor, Department of English and North American Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen

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Hans Bak is Professor of American Literature at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where he directed the American Studies program from 1996-2008. 1990-2000 President of the Netherlands American Studies Association (ASA) 2000-2003 President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the Netherlands 2000-2004 Treasurer of the European Association for American Studies 2005-2007 American Studies Programs Committee of ASA since 2010 Member of the ASA International Committee Current research interests include (1) contemporary American and Canadian fiction (Native American/ First Nations literatures; transnational cultural memory); (2) instruments of culture (role and function, impact and influence of American publishers and periodicals; American "middlemen" of letters); (3) reception of American literature and culture in Europe in a comparative, transnational perspective. Most recently, he has contributed two chapters to Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, 1609-2009, edited by Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. Van Minnen & Giles Scott-Smith (2009), on the reception of American literature in the Netherlands, 1800-1900 and 1900-1950. In progress: -- The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987 for Harvard University Press -- Malcolm Cowley: An American Life in Letters (biography) -- In preparation: research project on America and the "New Europe"

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