Jean-Michel Rabaté is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and the Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities. One of the founders and curators of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia (slouhgt.org), he is a managing editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. Since 2008, he has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently the president of the American Samuel Beckett Studies Association. He has authored or edited more than thirty books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett, Pound and Joyce. Currently, he is completing a book on Beckett and editing an anthology on modernism and literary theory.