Bertrand Westphal is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Limoges, France. The founder of geocriticism, he specializes in world literature and the exchanges between artistic and literary cartographies. His latest publications include La Géocritique. Réel, fiction, espace (2007, translated in 2011 as Geocriticism: Real and Fictional Spaces), Le Monde plausible. Espace, lieu, carte (2011, translated in 2013 as A Plausible World. A Geocritical Approach to Space, Place, and Maps), La cage des méridiens. Le roman et l’art contemporain face à la globalisation (2016), and Atlas des égarements. Etudes géocritiques (2019).