Jean-Michel Ganteau is Professor of Contemporary British Literature at the University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 (France), where he is in charge of postgraduate and doctoral programmes. He is the editor of the journal Études britanniques contemporaines ( He is the author of two monographs: David Lodge: le choix de l’éloquence (Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2001) and Peter Ackroyd et la musique du passé (Michel Houdiard, 2008) and of a book-length study entitled The Ethics and Aesthetics of Vulnerability in Contemporary British Fiction (Routledge, 2015). He is the editor, with Christine Reynier, of five volumes of essays Impersonality and Emotion in Twentieth-Century British Literature (Publications Montpellier 3, 2005), Impersonality and Emotion in Twentieth-Century British Arts (Presses Universitaires de la Méditerrannée, 2007), Autonomy and Commitment in Twentieth- Century British Literature (PULM, 2010), Autonomy and Commitment in Twentieth-Century British Arts (PULM, 2012) and Ethics of Alterity: Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th– to 21st-century British Literature (PULM, 2013) . He has also co-edited four volumes of essays with Susana Onega, The Ethical Component in Experimental British Fiction since the 1960s (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007) and Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British Literature (Rodopi, 2011), Trauma and Romance in Contemporary British Literature (Routledge, 2012) and Contemporary Trauma Narratives: Liminality and the Ethics of Form (Routledge, 2014). He has edited special issues of various journals (Études anglaises, Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens). He has published articles on contemporary British fiction, with a special interest in the ethics of affects (as manifest in such aesthetic resurgences and concretions as the baroque, kitsch, camp, melodrama, romance), in France and abroad (other European countries, the USA) and chapters in edited volumes or in such journals as Miscelánea, Anglia, Symbolism, The Cambridge Quarterly, etc.