Dr Michel Mallet is Associate Professor in German at the French-speaking Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada. He holds a PhD in German Studies from McGill University and is currently President of the Canadian Association of Teachers of German (CATG). He has published articles and book chapters on Nobel Prize laureate Herta Müller and has co-edited a special issue entitled Herta Müller and the Currents of European History (German Life and Letters, 2020) alongside Karin Bauer, Brigid Haines and Jenny Watson. His current research continues to explore Müller's work and extends to other German-speaking authors of immigration and exile, such as Klaus Mann and Saša Stanišić, who address the themes of flight and loss of homeland (Heimat) in their writing. He is co-editor (with Maria Mayr and Kristin Rebien) of Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (de Gruyter, forthcoming). During his Bithell Visiting Fellowship, he will conduct research for his current project entitled 'Heimat as (Dis)illusion in Herta Müller's Narratives'. He is co-organiser (with Maria Mayr, Kristin Rebien and Timo Obergöker) of the workshop 'Spatio-Temporal Entanglements of European Memory Narratives in Contemporary Literature' (November 2023), and is organising the symposium 'Niederungen at 40: Herta Müller's Aesthetics of Resistance and the Legacy of her Literary Work' (April 2024). [September 2023-April 2024]