Pol Vandevelde studied in Belgium and Germany, and specializes in contemporary French and German philosophy. He is interested in issues related to interpretation theory, theory of meaning, language, and literature. He has authored, translated or edited fourteen books and published more than fifty articles and book chapters. His monographs include: Être et Discours: La question du langage dans l'itinéraire de Heidegger (1927-1938) (Académie Royale de Belgique, 1994), The Task of the Interpreter: Text, Meaning, and Negotiation (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and Heidegger and the Romantics: The Literary Invention of Meaning (Routledge, 2012). He is currently translating three volumes of essays by Gadamer into English. His next projects include a book discussing the question of meaning from the perspectives of Edmund Husserl and John Searle and a book on the ethics of interpretation.