David Lombard

David Lombard is a research fellow at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and a PhD candidate in literary studies at the ULiège and KU Leuven (joint degree), where he is a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics (CIPA), Intersections, and the Leuven English Literature Research Group. Besides, he has been/will be a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (fall 2022) and the Ohio State University (spring 2023). Since 2018, he has been mainly working and publishing in the fields and areas of contemporary American literature and culture, life writing, theories of the sublime, Henry David Thoreau and American transcendentalism, the environmental humanities, rhetorical narrative theory, comparative literature, and the health humanities. He is the author of the book Techno-Thoreau: Aesthetics, Ecology and the Capitalocene (Macerata: Quodlibet, 2019), which served as an extended pilot study for his broader PhD project on the rhetorics and narratologies of the sublime in the contemporary American environmental memoir (2020-2024). In addition, his essays and book reviews have been published in academic journals such as the Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, the AM Journal of Arts and Media Studies, Local Environment, The Trumpeter, and Acta fabula. Lastly, his editing work includes a co-edited (with Stefano Rozzoni) special issue on “The Pastoral: New Trajectories in the Anthropocene” (Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental  Humanities, December 2021), and he is an associate editor for the U.S. studies academic association and research blog PopMeC.

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