Prof. dr. Gunther Martens is co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and Research 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 vice-president of the European Narratology Network and executive committee member of the Internationale Robert Musil Gesellschaft.