Bertens, Hans    |    Netherland
Basic information
Hans Bertens is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and currently serves as President of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). He has published mainly on postwar American literature, postmodernism and literary theory. His more recent (English-language) books include The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (Routledge, 1995), Contemporary American Crime Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001; with Theo D’haen), Literary Theory: The Basics (Routledge, 3nd revised edition 2013) and American Literature: A History (Routledge, 2013; again with Theo D’haen), in which he covers the periods 1585-1861 and 1945-1980.