Jan Baetens is professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium), where he mainly teaches word and image studies. He coedits the literary journals Formules, revue des littératures à contraintes and FPC/Formes poétiques contemporaines, as well as the peer-reviewed e-journal, Image & Narrative. As an author, he has published 8 books of poetry, including Vivre sa vie. Une novellisation en vers du film de Jean-Luc Godard (2005, éd. Les Impressions Nouvelles). A collection of verse on basketball, Slam, will appear in June 2006 with the same publisher.