Trevor Merrill received his B.A. in Literature from Yale in 2000 and is now a doctoral student in the French and Francophone Studies Department at UCLA. He presented at the 2006 COV&R conference and will present at COV&R 2007. His current research focuses on "totalitarian marivaudage," myth, and theology in the novels of Milan Kundera. He has a special interest in apocalypse and conversion. He lives in Paris where he is a resident student at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.