Gaston Franssen is full professor of Dutch Literary Studies and Intermediality at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include authorship, celebrity, narrativity, intermediality, and health humanities.
In 2008, he defended his PhD thesis gerrit kouwenaar en de politiek van het lezen (Nijmegen: Vantilt). In 2016 and 2017, he edited the academic volumes Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan) and Idolizing Authorship: Literary Celebrity and the Construction of Identity, 1800 to Present (Amsterdam University Press). He has published on literary celebrity (Journal of Dutch Literature), on literary fan culture (Spiegel der Letteren), on celebrity health narratives (European Journal of Cultural Studies), on celebrity politics (Celebrity Studies), and on narratives of health and illness (Nederlandse letterkunde, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology).