is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is also Associate Director of University's new Centre for Modern Thought
. He has published widely on 20th century French literature, literary theory, and Francophone African literature and culture. He has recently edited an issue of Yale French Studies
on Paulhan, and co-translated a selection of Paulhan's early fiction, Progress in Love on the Slow Side
. Previous publications include Defying Gravity: Jean Paulhan's Interventions in Twentieth-Century French Intellectual History
(1998) and Singular Performances: Reinscribing the Subject in Francophone African Writing
(2002). He is currently completing a book on the intersections between deconstruction and postcolonial theory.