Christophe Lebold is Associate Professor of English at the Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg, France. Recipient of the Agrégation in English Studies, Lebold defended his doctoral dissertation, Ecritures, masques et voix: pour une poétique des chansons de Bob Dylan et Leonard Cohen, in 2005. His papers and publications have dealt with the resonances of the lyric mode in the contemporary world, and with the many guises of the performed text. Among his research interests are the culturally unstable nature of popular forms, and the mythological and literary vistas opened by rock and roll. He is also a parttime theater actor.