Arne De Winde

Arne De Winde is a lecturer and researcher at LUCA - School of Arts, Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent. He’s also lecturing at PXL-MAD School of Arts and the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Leuven. From 2004 until 2016 he worked as a researcher of the Funds for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO – Vlaanderen) at the University of Leuven.

His work encompasses the most diverse domains, ranging from contemporary literature (Reinhard Jirgl, Thomas Meinecke, Kenneth Goldsmith, Silke Scheuermann, Clemens Meyer etc.) and the reception of conservative discourses (e.g. Oswald Spengler) in contemporary culture, over 20th-century photography and word-and-image interaction to the imagination of sports and the clandestine history of the mattentaart (a peculiar Belgian cake).

He’s member of the editorial board of cultural magazine rekto:verso and co-founder and editor of COLLATERAL. Online Journal for Cross-Cultural Close Reading (

Amongst his latest book publications are:

  • Arne De Winde & Oliver Ibsen (ed.): "De Geraardsbergse mattentaart: histories". Grafische Cel, 2017.
  • Kenneth Goldsmith: "PXL-MAD Lectures." Ed. by Arne De Winde, Oliver Ibsen & Kris Latoir. balanseer, 2017.
  • Arne De Winde, Wim Lambrecht, Lieven Van Speybroeck, a.o. (ed.) "America in Black and White: Selected Photographs of John G. Zimmerman". Hannibal, 2016.
  • Arne De Winde, Sven Fabré, Sientje Maes & Bart Philipsen (ed.) "Tektonik der Systeme: Neulektüren von Oswald Spengler". Synchron - Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren, 2016.