Erin Edgington earned her Ph.D. in French Literature from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2013. Since then, she has taught French language and literature at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Michigan, and the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a specialist of 19th-century French(-Canadian) poetry and the author of Fashioned Texts and Painted Books: Nineteenth-Century French Fan Poetry (North Carolina, 2017) as well as articles on the works of William Chapman, Stéphane Mallarmé, Théophile Gautier, Edmond de Goncourt, Octave Uzanne and language pedagogy. Her current book project, under advance contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press, offers an overdue reconsideration of notorious French-Canadian poet William Chapman, who once speculated that he would be selected to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature not because he was a great poet, but because he was “le moins mauvais poète du Canada” (“the least bad Canadian poet”).