Charles Forsdick was born in 1969 at West Runton in Norfolk, East of England. After his postgraduate studies in Languages in Oxford he wrote a Ph.D dissertation on exoticism in Lancaster. He taught French during six years in Glasgow before being given at 31 the James Barrow chair in French at the University of Liverpool. His first book, Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity, was published in 2000 at the University Press of Oxford. Since then his research deals primarily with contemporary and modern travels as revealed in his latest publication: Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures (2002) et New Approaches to Twentieth-Century Travel Literature in French (2006). After numerous other works, he continues to study travel literatures, postcolonial issues, colonial memories and the French Caribbean.