Prof. Gunther Martens Gunther Martens is a Professor of German Literature and a member of the Literature Department at Ghent University. He has a Master in “Germanic Languages” (Ghent University, 1998) and a Master in Literary Studies (Antwerp University, 1999). In the period 2006-2010 he was Professor of Literary Theory at the Free University of Brussels and Professor of German Literature at Antwerp University. Gunther Martens is the author of a widely noted monograph on rhetorical and narratological aspects of German literary modernism. He is the editor of several other books. He has written articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Style, Modern Austrian Literature, Recherches Germaniques, Orbis Litterarum, Neophilologus, Language and Literature and others. He has also contributed a large number of invited essays to edited collections as well as to the International Comparative Literature Association’s volume on Modernism. In 2005, he was visiting scholar at the University of Hamburg, working under the auspices of the Research Group Narratology. In 2007-2008, he was a visiting professor at VUB and at UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve). He is a Honorary president of the European Narratology Network and executive committee member of the Internationale Robert Musil Gesellschaft. He is co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities. He is on the editorial board of the journals Authorship, Frontiers of Narrative Studies, CLW (Cahier voor Literatuurwetenschap), Alexander Kluge Jahrbuch and of the book series Musil-Studien (Fink Verlag).


Prof. Veronique Hoste

Veronique Hoste is Full Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts and Philisophy at Ghent University. She is department head of the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication and director of the LT3 language and translation team at the same department. She holds a PhD in computational linguistics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) on “Optimization issues in machine learning of coreference resolution” (2005). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language, and more specifically in coreference resolution, word sense disambiguation, multilingual terminology extraction, classifier optimization, etc.
Prof. Lars Bernaerts

Lars Bernaerts teaches mainly Dutch literature at Ghent University. His research, teaching, and publications focus on modern and experimental fiction in Dutch, the contemporary novel, literary neo-avant-gardes, narrative theory, and the literary radio play. Together with Hans Vandevoorde and Bart Vervaeck, he founded and coordinates the Center for the Study of Experimental Literature (, which has its own book series. SEL is part of the research network ENAG (European Neo-Avant-Gardes,

Prof. Daan Vandenhaute

Daan Vandenhaute obtained his PhD in Scandinavian Literature at Ghent University (Belgium). His main research interest is the study of the literary field, both from the perspective of production with a special interest in literary careers and in the function of cultural transfer, and from the perspective of consumption with a special interest in reading taste and habits.

Prof. Henk Roose

Henk Roose is connected to the Department of Sociology at Ghent University. He teaches Methodology of the Social Sciences and Sociology of Culture. His research focuses on social inequality, cultural lifestyles, and survey research and his interests lie in arts and cultural policy, Sociological methodology, theory and research methods and the sociology of arts.

Doctoral Researcher

Lore De Greve

Lore De Greve studied English and German Linguistics and Literature at Ghent University and Literary Studies at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In 2019, she was a project collaborator on the ERC project Constructing Age for Young Readers (‘CAFYR’) at the University of Antwerp. She is currently working as a doctoral researcher at Ghent University on the research project ‘Evaluation of literature by professional and layperson critics. A digital and literary sociological analysis of evaluative talk of literature through the prism of literary prizes (2007-2017)”, supervised by Prof. Gunther Martens, Prof. Daan Vandenhaute, Prof. Henk Roose, Prof. Lars Bernaerts and Prof. Veronique Hoste and funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen). Her research focuses on the perceptions of readers by means of a digitally empowered method of literary sociology, drawing on a broad corpus of critical discourse generated by six literary prizes in three different linguistic communities.

LT³ Colleagues

Cynthia Van Hee

Cynthia Van Hee is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at Ghent University, active in the field of computational linguistics and machine learning. In the framework of her PhD, she developed a state-of-the-art irony detection system and devised a new method to automatically infer implicit or prototypical sentiment. During her PhD she also gained experience in automatic cyberbullying detection as part of the AMiCA (Automatic Monitoring for Cyberspace Applications) research project in which she was actively involved. As a postdoc researcher, her main research focus lies on sentiment analysis (including implicit sentiment, emotion detection and ABSA) on social media and in newswire text. She is actively involved in the NewsDNA (Diversity in the News through Algorithmization) and the SentEMO (Multilingual aspect-based sentiment and emotion analysis) research projects. She teaches Audiovisual Language Techniques, Natural Language Processing, Project Management, Desktop Publishing and is involved in Digital Communication.
Els Lefever

Els Lefever is an assistant professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie Speech products and holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing, with a special interest for computational semantics, cross-lingual word sense disambiguation and sentiment analysis, and multilingual terminology extraction. She was involved in the SCATE project (work package on bilingual terminology extraction from comparable corpora), the AMiCA project (work package on the automatic detection of cyberbullying events) and TExEval (automatic ontology extraction from term lists). Els is currently supervising PhD research on the automatic extraction of topics, stance and argumentation from social media text, event extraction and aspect-based sentiment analysis for finanical text, sentiment analysis for low-resourced languages, extracting terminology from comparable text, resolving ambiguous terms in cross-disciplinary collaboration and the automatic linking of medical lay and professional terminology to enhance comprehension of medical texts by patients. Els teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Introduction to Translation Technology, Localisation and Digital Humanities courses.
Pranaydeep Singh

Pranaydeep is a doctoral candidate working on Cross-Lingual and Low resource NLP, Interpretability and Transfer Learning. In the past, he has worked with Multi-modal analysis of memes, Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis and Large Scale Document Layout Understanding.