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CONTRIBUTORS JAN HERMAN, professeur de littérature française d'Ancien Régime à l'Universit é Catholique de Louvain (KU Leuven), consacre ses recherches à la prose narrative du XVIIIe siècle et notamment au discours préfaciel. Il envisage ce dossier sous le double angle de la Poétique et de la Rhétorique. JACQUELINE CHAMMAS est chargée de cours à l'Université de Montréal. Son domaine de recherches porte sur la relation incestueuse dans le roman fran- çais du XVIIIe siècle et son rapport avec la loi, la société et la famille. HILARYTEYNOR is a lecturer at the University ofWisconsin, Madison, where she is writing her dissertation on servants, wards, and family structures in eighteenth-century drama and fiction. ANN VAN SANT is associate professor, English and Comparative Literature, at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context (2004) . KAREN LIPSEDGE is a lecturer at Kingston University, England, and currenüy her research interests centre on Samuel Richardson and the relationship between literature, art, and architecture. She is also exploring notions of identity and representation, with specific reference to Olaudah Equiano. JEREMYW. WEBSTER is assistant professor of English at Ohio University. The author of Performing Libertinism in Charles Il's Court: Politics, Drama, Sexuality (2005), he is currentlywriting a book on patriarchy, filial duty, and the novel of sentiment. ABBYCOYKENDALL, an assistant professor ofEnglish at Eastern Michigan University , is currently working on two book projects, ConjuringInheritedEmpire: Gothic Real Estate and the Eighteenth-Century Novel and The Femme Fatale and Empires at Sea: The Rhetoric ofConquest and Rape in Reverse. Her article "Bodies Cinematic, Bodies Politic" which will soon be available in the collection Widening the Discourse, won the 2001 Florence Howe award for outstanding feminist scholarship. STEPHEN C. BEHRENDT is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English, UniversityofNebraska.An interdisciplinaryscholarofBritish Romantic literature and die arts, in recent years he has been working on projects involving less familiar women writers of the period, including Irish women Romantic poets. He is a widely published poet; his third collection, History, will appear in 2005. SHELLY CHARLES est chargée de recherche au CNRS (Centre d'Étude de la Langue et de la Littérature Françaises des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Université Paris-rv-Sorbonne et CNRS). Ses travaux actuels portent sur la poétique du roman et sur l'histoire de la traduction au XVTH* siècle. MALCOLM COOK is professor ofeighteenth-century French studies at the University of Exeter and chair of die MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association). He has published widely on fiction of the French eighteenui century, but in recent years has been concentrating on Bernardin de SaintPierre , which includes publishing a number of manuscripts by him and leading the team ofsix that is preparing the online edition ofhis correspondence . ALISON CONWAY is associate professor at the University ofWestern Ontario. She is the author ofPrivate Interests: Women, Portraiture, and the Visual Culture oftheEnglish Novel, 1709-1791 (2001). DEBORAHA. SYMONDS is associate professor ofhistory at Drake University. Her published works on infanticide include Weep NotforMe: Women, Ballads, and Infanticide in Early Modern Scotland (1997), "Reconstructing Rural Infanticide in Eighteendi-Century Scodand" (1998), and "Living in die Scottish Record Office," in Reconstructing History: The Foundation of a New Historical Society (1999). ...


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