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

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.

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.