Michael Wiedorn is Assistant Professor of French in the School of Modern Languages. Previously he served as an Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University and as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the Martinican novelist and philosopher Edouard Glissant’s engagement with the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s work, and on Glissant’s own radical philosophy. Publications include “Go Slow Now: Saying the Unsayable in Glissant’s Reading of Faulkner,” in the journal Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and a chapter in the book Représentations de l’exil. Current work includes a project on the origins of the notion of the Creole. He wrote his dissertation while living at the Casa Argentina in Paris.