Luc Herman

Luc Herman teaches American literature and narrative theory at the University of Antwerp. He is currently writing a series of essays on the Harry Ransom Center typescript of Pynchon's V.  Herman founded an interuniversity Belgian MA in American Studies and is now prospecting for a Belgian Institute of American Studies. He co-published Handbook of Narrative Analysis (Nebraska, 2005) with Bart Vervaeck.

Essays by this author

Virtual Realism


Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck review Marie Laure-Ryan’s Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media. They review the essential characteristics of hypertext to suggest more nuanced ways to understand realism in relation to virtual reality.

Digital vs. Traditional?


Luc Herman reviews the collection, Cyberspace Textuality by Marie-Laure Ryan, and warns against the creation of a false dichotomy between the digital and traditional print text.