Mathias Lebargy is a junior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (France), where he completed his PhD in Irish and Anglo-Saxon Literature. His research includes a doctoral thesis on the writings of madness in the novels of contemporary Irish author Patrick McCabe, as well as four articles on the works of this same author, focusing on music, stage and cinematic adaptations, and the representation of time.