Wednesday 24 June 2015, 4.00pm
ICRH Common Room. 18 University Square, Belfast
Matthieu Letourneux is Professor of French Literature at the Universiy of Paris Ouest Nanterre (Paris X). He is a specialist of popular literature and culture, and serial fiction. His more recent books are Cinéma, Premiers crimes (2015, with Alain Carou), Fantômas, Biographie d’un criminel imaginaire (2013, with Loïc Artiaga), La Librairie Jules Tallandier, Histoire d’une grande maison populaire (2012, with Jean-Yves Mollier) and Le Roman d’aventures, 1870-1930 (2010). He has edited the works of Eugène Sue, Emilio Salgari, Gustave Aimard and the Fantômas series. He is the general editor of the International peer-reviewed Journal Belphégor (devoted to popular literature and media culture).