John Flower is Emeritus Professor of Twentieth Century French Literature at the University of Kent. Before coming to Kent, John Flower held posts in England at the universities of Reading, East Anglia and Exeter, where he was Professor of French from 1976 to 1995, and in France at Paris-X Nanterre and Bordeaux III. Flower has published extensively in the UK and in France, with more than twenty single-authored books, seventy articles and invited contributions, and a dozen edited volumes. His work covers French literature and culture since the late nineteenth century. He has also published a study of Joan of Arc as interpreted by novelists, poets, dramatists, composers and film producers, and guides to Provence, Lombardy and Burgundy with photographs by Charlie Waite. He continues to review widely, is a member of various editorial boards, and is the founding and general editor of the Journal of European Studies.