Laurent Mellet is Professor of British literature and film at the Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France). His research fields are 20th– and 21st-century British literature, interactions between political ideologies and literary aesthetics, film theory and adaptation. He is the head of ARTLab (Atelier de Recherche Toulousain sur la Littérature et les Arts Britanniques) in the research team CAS (EA 801), in which he is the co-director of the new research programme ‘Constructing the individual and the collective’. He is the co-author with Shannon Wells-Lassagne of Étudier l’adaptation filmique. Cinéma anglais, cinéma américain (PUR, 2010), the co-editor with Sophie Aymes of In and Out. Eccentricity in Britain (CSP, 2012), and the author of L’Œil et la voix dans les romans de E. M. Forster et leur adaptation cinématographique(PULM, 2012). He has written several papers on modernist and contemporary literature, and on film theory and aesthetics. His monograph on Jonathan Coe was published by the PUPS in 2015 (Jonathan Coe. Les politiques de l’intime).