José María Fernández Cardo has been Professor of French at the University of Oviedo for the past three decades. His main area of interest is the French novel of the 20th century, focusing on authors such as Alain Robbe-Grillet, André Malraux and Albert Camus. He has also worked in the areas of comparative literature and intertextuality. Editor of the Spanish edition of André Malraux’s L’Espoir, among his own titles are El ‘nouveau roman’ y la significación and El estilo formulario en la épica y en la novela francesas del siglo XIII. He is also author of the university textbook Literatura francesa del siglo XX (with Francisco González) and of Antonio Viñayo. Abad de San Isidoro. Diccionario biográfico (2019). Outside Spain, he has held appointments at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, the Sorbonne, the Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences at Aix-Marseille University, the University of Liège and Universitá degli Studi dell’Aquila. José María Fernández Cardo is a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes Académiques.