J.C. Valtat won the Fondation Beaumarchais-France Culture-Villa Médicis prize for the radio play La vie inimitable (2000). He has also written and co-directed the movie Augustine (2003). Educated at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, he received his Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle in 2000 and he is currently Associate Professor in Comparative Literature in the Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand. His field of research includes romantic, modern and contemporary literature and the relationships between literature, science, technology and the media.
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