Emmanuel Rubio is associate Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre where he teaches 20th century French literature. He is a specialist of Surrealism and wrote a PhD entitled André Breton et ses philosophies published by L’Age d’Homme in 2009. Since then he studied other authors from this movement from Louis Aragon to Raymond Queneau and Michel Leiris including Christian Dotremont or Gilbert Lely (Gilbert Lely, la poésie dévorante, L’Age d’Homme, 2007). He has co-edited several collection of essays about the Avant Garde (especially in 2008, Le Grand jeu en movement et Le surréalisme en héritage: les avants-gardes après 1945), and has a great interest in International Situationist and architecture. He did his military service as a “coopérant” in Syria where he lived for two years and where he discovered the Arabic language and culture.