Michael G. Kelly, PhD,  University of Limerick, is Senior Lecturer in French and head of subject at the University of Limerick (Ireland), where he is also Director of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies. He is currently General Editor of the Irish Journal of French Studies, and managing editor of the Ralahine Utopian Studies book series (Peter Lang). He is the author of a study on the relations of utopia and modern French poetry, Strands of Utopia. Spaces of Poetic Work in Twentieth-Century France (Legenda, 2008 / Routledge, 2020), and has published widely in both English and French on a range of topics in modern and contemporary French and comparative literature.