Susan Harrow is Ashley Watkins Professor of French at the University of Bristol. Her research interests lie in modern poetry and narrative, and in the interrelation of literary modernism and visual culture. She is the author of The Material, the Real and the Fractured Self (Toronto UP, 2004), of Zola, The Body Modern (Legenda, 2010), and of a study of Zola’s 'L’Assommoir' (1998). With Andrew Watts, she co-edited 'Mapping Memory: Essays in c19th French literature and Culture' (Rodopi, 2012) and recently edited 'The Art of the Text' (University of Wales Press) (2013). She edited New Ekphrastic Poetics, a Special Number of French Studies (2010), and is currently working on a monograph on colour in French poetry and art writing. She was President of the Society for French Studies (2010-12) and President of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (2008-11). In 2011 she was made Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for services to French culture.