John S. Bak is Professeur at the Université de Lorraine in France. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Ball State University and the Sorbonne in Paris. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1995 and Visiting Fellow at Harvard (2011), Columbia (2013) and Texas (2014). He is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. His edited books include Tennessee Williams and Europe (2014) and New Selected Essays: Where I Live (2009). He is the author of the monographs Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Queer Masculinities (2009) and Tennessee Williams: A Literary Life (2013).