Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire joined the Department of French and Francophone Studies in the fall of 2017, following two years as Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University and an appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Center of the Freie Universität (Berlin). His doctoral dissertation, titled La représentation de l’espace dans le récit, proposes a new approach to the poetics of space in all forms of storytelling. His research and teaching interests include the modern and contemporary French novel (with a focus on 1945 to the present), literary theory, and the manifestation of architecture, urbanism, and the visual arts in literature. He has published articles and book chapters on Québécois authors, and he maintains a strong interest for the global scope of Francophone literatures. His new book project will tackle the resurgence of a poetics of ruins in contemporary literary, social, and political discourses in France.