Martine Pelletier is a senior lecturer in English and Irish studies at the University of Tours, France. She has published widely on Brian Friel, Field Day and on contemporary Irish and Northern Irish theatre. She has also written the prefaces of the ten translations into French of Brian Friel’s plays by Alain Delahaye, published by L’Avant-Scène Théâtre, Paris. Her two most recent publications are Ireland: Authority and Crisis, with Carine Berbéri, (Bern: Peter Lang, Series: “Reimagining Ireland”, vol. 70, 2015), and with Valérie Peyronel, a special issue of Etudes Irlandaises, “Crisis? What Crisis?” (Winter 2015-16).