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Adrienne Angelo is Assistant Professor of French at Auburn University. Her primary research interests focus on contemporary female-authored narratives which foreground illness, sexuality, memory and displaced identity. She has published articles and book chapters on French filmmakers Catherine Breillat and François Ozon and writers Nina Bouraoui, Catherine Millet and Nathalie Rheims. She has authored The Fourth Generation of French Feminist Writers (1985–2010): From Fictionalized Text to Fictionalized Author (Edwin Mellen, 2009) and has co-edited a collection of essays, Cherchez la femme: Women and Values in the Francophone World (Cambridge Scholars, 2011).

Sonia Assa is Associate Professor of French and Spanish at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury. Her research interests include Surrealism, Francophone Literature and Women’s Writing and Filmmaking. She has presented at numerous conferences and has published articles on such women writers and filmmakers as Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, Monique Wittig, Paule Constant, Emmanuèle Bernheim and Agnès Varda.

Marzia Caporale is Assistant Professor of French and Italian at the University of Scranton. Her field of research is Francophone Women Studies (film and literature). Some of her recent publications include “What Future for Women? Re-constructing Feminine Space in Post-independence Algerian Cinema” (MIFLC Review, 14, 2012); “We are not in Hollywood Anymore: Female Representation and Spatial Relations in Jacques Doillon’s film Raja,Rewriting Texts, Remaking Images: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Studies and Motifs in Literature, ed. Leslie Bolt, Corrado Federici, Ernesto Virgulti (Peter Lang, 2010); “Escaping Matriarchal Power: Rebellion and Transgression in Calixthe Beyala’s C’est le soleil qui m’a brûlée and Femme nue femme noire,Cooperation and Competition in Communities of Women (Special issue of Women in French Studies, 2010); “The Cinematic Gaze as Social Activism: Yamina Benguigui from Documentary to Fiction” (Al-Raida 124, 2009). She is currently working on an article on the representation of women in contemporary Tunisian cinema. [End Page 315]

Anne F. Carlson is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her research focuses on North African women writers, immigration in France, and contemporary francophone cinema. She has published two articles on Andrée Chedid (with Les Editions Albion Press and the Revue Neohelicon) and one article on Malika Mokkedem (with the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature). She has a forthcoming publication on Maïssa Bey in Nouvelles Études Francophones.

Frédérique Chevillot is Associate Professor at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on contemporary novels and short stories by French and Francophone women writers. She is the author of La Réouverture du texte (Anma Libri, 1993), and co-edited with Anna Norris, Des Femmes écrivent la guerre (Editions Complicités, 2007). She was the general editor of Women in French Studies from 2000 to 2005. She published in various journals (French Review, L’Esprit Créateur, Sites, Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Brèves...) on Béatrix Beck, Marguerite Duras, Agota Kristof, Madeleine Monette, Amélie Nothomb, Annie Saumont, Nathalie Sarraute, and Leïla Sebbar. She is presently preparing a book-length manuscript on the works of Amélie Nothomb, as well as co-editing a volume with Colette Trout on the topic of the literary representations of rebellious and criminal women by female authors throughout the centuries.

Thomas P. Finn is Professor of French and Spanish at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He has published on French and Spanish seventeenth-century theater and on the Spanish theater’s influence on Molière in particular. He has also published on Sorel, Cervantes and the modern French musical. He is currently researching the role of the clergy in Marguerite de Navarre’s L’Heptaméron and the Spanish Neo-Baroque.

Claudine G. Fisher received her Doctorat-ès-Lettres in French from Paris VIII. She also has an Agrégation-ès-Lettres in English. She specializes in twentieth and twenty-first centuries literatures. She is the author of the book La Cosmogonie d’Hélène Cixous, and published, as editor, Gaétan Brulotte: une nouvelle écriture. She has several chapters in books about Anne Hébert, Madeleine Monette, Hélène Cixous...