Mireille Calle-Gruber is Professor of Literature and Aesthetics at the University of Paris III—Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her books include Histoire de la littérature française du XXè siècle (2001); Assia Djebar ou la Résistance de l’écriture (2002); and Le Grand Temps : Essai sur Claude Simon (2004). Her novels include Midis (2000) and Tombeau d’Akhnaton (2006). She is currently editing Oeuvres Complètes de Michel Butor (2006).
Catherine Cobham teaches Arabic language and literature at St. Andrews University in Scotland and has translated a number of Arab writers, including Yusuf Idris, Naguib Mahfouz, Hanan al-Shaykh, and Fuad al-Takarli.
Sarah-Anaïs Crevier Goulet is currently a doctoral student in both Études Féminines and Études Françaises at the University of Paris VIII and the University of Montreal. She is working on Hélène Cixous’s fiction and essays and is interested in the relation between Cixous’s theory of sexual difference and postmodern theories of desire and subjectivity and queer theory.
Laurent Dubreuil teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and Francophone Literatures at Cornell University. His research explores the relations between literary thought and conceptual knowledge (from philosophy to social thought). His book, De l’attrait à la possession: Maupassant, Artaud, Blanchot (2003), will soon be reissued as three distinct volumes. He is an editorial board member of the journals Labyrinthe and Diacritics.
Thomas Dutoit lives in Paris and organized the first conference at a French university on Jacques Derrida in 2003. Along with Phillippe Romanski, he will be the editor of its proceedings, entitled Derrida d’ici, Derrida de là, which will be published in 2007 and which will include a long and wide-ranging conversation between Hélène Cixous and Derrida.
Reginald Gibbons is Professor of English and Classics at Northwestern University and has published nine volumes of poetry, including the collection It’s Time(2002) and the long poem Fern-Texts: Autobiographical Essay on the Notebooks of Young S. T. Coleridge (2005); a novel; translations from Spanish and ancient Greek; and many other works. He is currently a columnist for American Poetry Review, where he is writing about poetic thinking, including additional commentary on Hélène Cixous (April 2006).
Mairéad Hanrahan lectures in French at University College Dublin. She has published widely on Jean Genet, including Lire Genet: Une Poétique de la différence (1997) and an edited volume, Genet, a special number of the journal Paragraph (2004). She has also written about other twentieth-century authors, including Marguerite Duras, Djuna Barnes, and Hélène Cixous. She is currently finalizing a book entitled, The Events of Writing: The Fiction of Hélène Cixous.
Carola Hilfrich is a Lecturer in the Department of General and Comparative Literature and the Program for Cultural Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Lebendige Schrift: Repräsentation und Idolatrie in Moses Mendelssohns Philosophie und Exegese des Judentums (2000) and coediting Zwischen den Kulturen (1997), she has written extensively on Hélène Cixous as well as Toni Morrison, most recently in Modern Fiction Studies. She is currently working on a book about authority and justice in late modern autoethnograhic fiction.
Frédéric-Yves Jeannet was educated in France, England, and Mexico and has been a full professor at Mexico City Metropolitan University since 1987. He has also taught at several institutions in Europe and the United States. He is currently lecturing in French at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He has published several books of fiction in French and many texts of criticism in different languages and countries, most recently Rencontre terrestre with Hélène Cixous (2005).
Peggy Kamuf is Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. The author of several works on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century French and American literature, her most recent book, Book of Addresses (2005), was awarded the 2006 René Wellek Prize for literary and culture theory by the American Comparative Literature Association. She has also translated numerous works by Jacques Derrida and edited several volumes of his essays. She is presently completing the translation of Hél...