Sabine Hillen has a PhD in French modern literature. She works at the university of Brussels (VUB) where she teaches on the History of Modernity and Adaptation Theory. She is the author of several essays on French modern and contemporary literature: "Le roman monologue. Montherlant, auteur, narrateur, acteur" (Minard, Archives des lettres modernes, 2001) and "Ecarts de la modernité. Le roman français de Sartre à Houellebecq" (Minard, Archives des lettres modernes, 2007). In 2009 she published at the Jan Van Eyckacademy, with the graphic design of Eva Moulaert and Marie Sledsens, a scenario called "The last book" and at the University of Antwerp a study on literature, social theory and visual media, "Kort en lang boekenplankleven" (Acco, 2008). Her recent publications concentrate on the picaresque influences in road movies, but also on Marcel Broodthaers, André Delvaux and many others.