Mairéad HANRAHAN is Professor of French at University College London. Publications include Lire Genet: Une poétique de la difference (1997), Genet (ed., 2004), Literature and the Mathematical (ed., 2007), Cixous, Derrida, Psychoanalysis (ed., with Mark Dawson and Eric Prenowitz, 2013), Francophone Communities (ed., with Charles Forsdick and Martin Munro, forthcoming 2014) and Cixous’s Semi-Fictions (forthcoming 2014). She is a member of the Editorial Board of Paragraph and current Vice-President of the Society for French Studies.