Emma Wagstaff is Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham, UK. She studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was a Research Fellow at St. John's College, Cambridge. She specialises in modern and contemporary French poetry, and the links between literature and the visual arts, and is the author of Provisionality and the Poem: Transition in the Work of du Bouchet, Jaccottet and Noël (Rodopi, 2006), and Writing Art: French Literary Responses to the Work of Alberto Giacometti (Peter Lang, 2011). With Hugues Azérad, Michael G. Kelly and Nina Parish, she has edited Chantiers du poème : Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine (Peter Lang, 2012) and Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945 ( = French Forum, 37, 1-2 (2012)). She is also the editor, with Stephen Forcer, of The French Avant-Garde (= Nottingham French Studies, 50,3 (2011)).