Adelaide M Russo (PhD Columbia University) holds the Phyllis M. Taylor Professorship in French Studies at Louisiana State University and is Chair of the Department of French Studies. From 2009 to 2017 she directed the LSU PhD Program in Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on poetry and literary journals from the mid-nineteenth century to the present with special attention to Avant-Garde movements and the relationship between poetry and the visual arts. Author of over seventy-five articles and book chapters, editor or co-editor of ten collective volumes, her 2007 study Le Peintre comme modèle : Du Surréalisme à l’Extrême contemporain (Lille: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion— Collection « Perspectives », 2007) was awarded both the Prix Debrousse-Gas- Forestier Académie des Beaux-Arts 2007 (Institut de France) and the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize in French and Francophone Studies for the outstanding Book in French and Francophone Studies published in 2007. She is both a member of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. She recently co-edited (with Dominique Viart) a double volume of Contemporary French & Francophone Studies (Vol. 20, Issues 4-5) inspired by the work of Édouard Glissant and has a forthcoming article devoted to his Faulkner: Mississippiand a research project devoted to Glissant’s journal Acoma. She has worked extensively in the archives I.M.E.C. since its inception.