Philip van der Merwe (PhD) is a senior lecturer at the North-West University in South Africa. He teaches German literature and German as a foreign language. His research interests include film studies, literary and film theory, and contemporary literature. He is the co-editor of A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam (2022) and has published on the fiction of E.L. Doctorow and Hans-Ulrich Treichel. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Literator and Acta Germanica.
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