Jan Baetens is professor of cultural studies at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He mainly publishes on visual narrative in "minor" genres. Some of his recent books are: "Novelization. From Film to Novel" (OSU Press, 2028), "The Film Photonovel" (Texas UP, 2019) and "Rebuilding Storyworlds." (Rutgers UP, 2020).
He is also a published writer and poet and has recently published "Une fille comme toi" (JBE éditions, 2020) and "Après, depuis" (Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2021).