Alex Demeulenaere is lecturer (“Akademischer Oberrat”) in Romance languages and literatures at Trier University. He is an expert in the field of (post)colonial and (post)national literatures in francophone cultures (France, Belgium, Africa, Canada), translation studies, travel narrative and literary theory (Said, de Certeau). In his dissertation (Leuven 2007), he analyzed the narrative ethos and the construction of scientific credibility in French colonial travel narratives using the conceptual lenses of discourse analysis and enunciation studies. As a member of the IRTG “Diversity” his current research – a diachronic case study of national and postnational Quebec literature – is based on the same framework (i.e. posture). He has gained considerable teaching experience at the Universities of Leuven and Trier. In cooperation with Saarland University he has organized multidisciplinary seminars; he is in charge of a masters’ seminar on interculturality and literature at the University of Luxembourg.