Christine Lorre-Johnston is a senior lecturer in the English Department at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her research is in postcolonial literature and theory, sometimes from a comparative perspective, and with a special interest in writers of the Chinese diaspora, the genre of the short story, and the discourse of globalisation. Her publications include a co-edited book (Comment comparer le Canada avec les États-Unis ? Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009), the guest (co-) edition of three issues of Commonwealth Essays and Studies (Aut. 2008, Spr. 2011, Aut. 2011), journal articles in Revue française d’études américaines, and several articles and chapters on the short stories of Janet Frame and Alice Munro. She is currently co-editing a book of essays on place and space in Alice Munro’s short fiction and writing a critical book on the same author, on the topic of affect.