Thierry Robin has been an Associate Professor at the European University of Brittany, Brest, UBO since 2005. He is currently a member of the research team HCTI EA4249 as well as a researcher associated with the CRBC –the Center for Celtic and Breton Research (CRBC, EA 4451 / UMS 3554), both based in Brest in France. His research focuses on contemporary Irish literature and the connections between ideology, epistemology and the concepts defining discourses on reality. He has written numerous articles about Irish writers ranging from Oscar Wilde, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Dermot Healy, Anne Enright to John Banville aka Benjamin Black. He has also published a book devoted to the study of Flann O’Brien’s novels, entitled Flann O’Brien, Un voyageur au bout du langage (Rennes, 2008) and coedited a collection of essays bearing on political ideology, Political Ideology in Ireland from the Enlightenment to the Present , (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). Lately, after analyzing the revival of the genre of satire through the Irish TV show entitled The Savage Eye (RTE2, 2009-2014), he has set out upon a close scrutiny of Irish crime fiction as a genre revealing of both what is known as Zeitgeist and political, social and ideological processes under way in Ireland and elsewhere in the West and deeply transforming Western civilization. He is currently working on a book dealing with these themes.