Alexandre Leupin (PhD Université de Genève) is Phyllis M. Taylor Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University and the director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies as well as the Glissant Translation Project. Other than Édouard Glissant, his interests include medieval literature, literary criticism and theory, psychoanalysis, epistemology and history of science, religious studies, philosophy, and Medieval and Renaissance art and art history. Alexandre Leupin is the author of Édouard Glissant, Philosophe: Heraclite et Hegel dans le Tout-Monde (Hermann, 2016); Proust en bref (Furor, 2015); Les entretiens de Baton Rouge (a book length interview of Édouard Glissant. Gallimard, 2008); Lacan Today; Psychoanalysis, Science, Religion (The Other Press, 2004); and several other renown books and articles. Among his many awards and honors are the LSU board of Regents ATLAS grant (2014); Distinguished fellow, Zentrum fur Mittelalter und Renaissancestudien (May 2012); Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2000); Winner of the 2000 Distinguished Research Master of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the LSU Council on Research; Maxwell Cummings Lecturer at McGill University in Montreal (October 2001).