Jean-Loup Amselle is Directeur d'études of the doctoral program in anthropology at EHESS (Centre d'études africaines), and the editor of Cahiers d'études africaines. His major publications include Logiques métisses: Anthropologie de l'identité en Afrique et ailleurs (Paris, Payot, 1990; available in translation as Mestizo Logics: Anthropology of Identity in Africa and Elsewhere [Stanford University Press, 1998]); Vers un multiculturalisme français: L'empire de la coutume, (Paris, Aubier, 1996; translated as Affirmative Exclusion: Cultural Pluralism and the Rule of Custom in France [Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003]); and Branchements, Anthropologie de l'universalité des cultures (Paris: Flammarion, 2001). He is a specialist in historical and political anthropology, Africa, ethnicity, identity, hybridity, multiculturalism, and African contemporary art.
Dominique Chancé is Maître de conférences at Université de Bordeaux-III, Michel de Montaigne, where she teaches French and Francophone literature. She is the author of L'Auteur en souffrance (Paris: PUF, 2000), Poétique baroque de la Caraibe (Paris: Karthala, 2001), and Édouard Glissant, “un traité du déparler” (Paris: Karthala, 2002). Her two latest books, Les Fils de Lear, a study of the works of Naipaul, Wideman and Glissant; and an edition of the works of Rémy Nainsouta, are both forthcoming from Kathala. Her research centers on the question of the symbolic in Caribbean and post-colonial literature.
Elliott Colla is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. He is the author of articles on politics in Arab literature, cinema, and music and is currently writing a book, Conflicted Antiquities, a study of the figures of Egyptian antiquities in Western travel writing, legal and museum discourses, and modern Egyptian literature. He is also on the editorial committee of Middle East Report.
Bo Earle is currently working toward a joint doctorate in English and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, concentrating in romanticism, literary theory, and the Victorian novel. His research interests focus on the distinctive philosophical and ethical roles literature assumes in the modern period. His work has appeared in MLN, Philosophy and Literature, The Germanic Review, and The Psychoanalytic Review.
Karina Eileraas received her doctorate in Women's Studies from UCLA in June 2003. Her areas of interest include feminist theory, colonization and transnational studies, performance and visual culture.
Francis Goyet is professor of Renaissance French literature at the Université Stendhal (Grenoble-III). A specialist in rhetoric and poetics, he is the author of Le Sublime du “lieu commun”. L'invention rhétorique dans l'Antiquité et à la Renaissance (1996) and of a commentary on the Deffence et Illustration of Du Bellay (volume I of the edition of the Œuvres complètes, directed by Millet, 2003). At Grenoble-III, he is the director of the group Rhétorique et Ancien Régime, which studies the practical rhetoric of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has also worked on the political theory of prudentia in the article “Montaigne and the notion of prudence” for the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Montaigne, ed. U. Langer.
Sonja Hamilton is a doctoral candidate in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is currently completing her dissertation, “Enjeux politiques et littéraires de la peine capitale autour de 1830.”
Françoise Lionnet is professor and chair of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. She is the author of Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self- Portraiture and Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity (both from Cornell UP), co-editor of numerous collections of essays (Yale French a Studies, Comparative Literature Studies, Signs), and of the forthcoming Minor Transnationalism (Duke UP). Her current research focuses on literature, gender, intertextuality, and transnationalism.
Noal J. Mellott works as a translator (French, English, Dutch) in the social sciences at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, France.
Michael Miers is a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. His research projects include work on the “Sociétés Joyeuses,” their development and their role in the growth and dissemination of comic theater in France in the middle ages.
Mireille Rosello teaches at Northwestern University. Her main research and teaching interests are post-colonial...