Dr Jeff Barda is a Senior Lecturer in French Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry (Palgrave, 2019), the co-editor with Daniel Finch-Race of Textures: Processus et événements dans la création poétique moderne et contemporaine (Peter Lang, 2015) and with Philippe Charron of a special volume of essays entitled Pierre Alferi: une pratique monstre (Presses du Réel, 2023). He has recently published articles on Christophe Tarkos, Michèle Métail, Anne-James Chaton, Franck Leibovici, Jacques-Henri Michot, Julien Prévieux, Christophe Hanna and many others; on the relationship between media and contemporary literature, and the history of the avant-gardes. He also co-edited with Eric Lynch a special issuefor L’Esprit Créateur (Poetic Practice and the Public, Spring 2022). In October 2021, Dr Barda was awarded the Literary Encyclopedia Book Prize in the category 'Literature in languages other than English' for Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry (Palgrave, 2019).