Lucy O'Meara is a lecturer in the French department at the University of Kent, UK. She has written extensively on literary theory, including post-war French theory. Her publications include “Not a Question but a Wound”: Adorno, Barthes and Aesthetic Reflection, Atonality and Tonality: Reading Roland Barthes’s Lectures at the Collège de France Through Musical Analogy, and “L’Affaire Barthes” and Ownership of the Voice.