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Névine El Nossery is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests and teaching include North African and French Canadian literatures, Francophone Studies, women’s writing, photo-texts, graffiti, trauma fiction, and Middle-Eastern literature and culture. Her book, Témoignages fictionnels au féminin. Une réécriture des blancs de la guerre civile algérienne was published in 2012 with Rodopi, and she co-edited two volumes: The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art, published in 2013 and co-edited with Amy Hubbell; and Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin. Enracinement et renégociation, published in 2011 and co-edited with Anna Rocca.

Wakaba Futamura is Assistant Teaching Professor of French at Georgetown University in the Department of French and Francophone Studies. Focusing on twentieth- and twenty-first-century French and Francophone studies, she has examined the multifaceted complexity of Francophone identities pertaining to postcolonial issues in the Maghreb, non-Occidental feminist debates, identity expression in the visual arts, and transnational popular culture. Her most recent peer-reviewed (forthcoming) publications include the book chapter “Cultural markers in the dusk of tradition: Hélé Béji’s metaphoric landscaping of Tunisia’s heritage in L’œil du jour and Une force qui demeure” in the Contemporary Francophone African Intellectual (2013) and the article “The Eternal Other: (Franco-) Asians through the Lens of Contemporary French Cinema” forthcoming in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies/Sites (Fall 2017). Currently, she is working on a comparative study on women and honor in Morocco and Japan.

Mary E. McCullough is Associate Professor of French and the French Program Director at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2001. She enjoys teaching all levels of the French language, French and Francophone literature and film, and Cultural Perspectives. She has taught courses in Samford’s semester-long London Program. In the summer of 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad to Egypt, where she worked on a project about women and Islam. She was a Fulbright scholar in Tunisia in 2007–08. Her research interests include literature by North African women, Francophone African cinema, and representations and stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims. She has presented conference papers and published articles on the works of Azouz Begag, Assia [End Page 162] Djebar, and Leila Sebbar, among others. She has recently turned her research and teaching interests to French narratives on World War II and its aftermath.

Claire Mouflard is a Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where she teaches courses on the topics of gender, race, and immigration in France. Her work has appeared in Romance Notes and Humanities. Her latest publications include “Evoluée or Intégrée: Black and Beur Publishing Practices in Contemporary Metropolitan French Women Writing” in Romance Notes.

Jenny Odintz is a scholar of Comparative Literature, whose primary research interests include the novel in French and English, from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries; feminist theories of narrative; and postcolonial theory and literature, with a specific focus on contemporary Francophone and Anglophone novels by women. She received her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon in December 2014, before continuing as a Postdoctoral Instructor at the same institution. Her dissertation is entitled Creating Female Community: Repetition and Renewal in the Novels of Nicole Brossard, Michelle Cliff, Maryse Condé and Gisèle Pineau. She also holds a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Previous publications include an article in The International Journal of Francophone Studies, entitled “Tracing the Matrilineal Past: Alternative Genealogy and the Imagination in Maryse Condé’s Victoire, les saveurs et les mots” (Issue 17.2, 2014).

Anna Rocca is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Salem State University in Massachusetts ( Her research focuses primarily on contemporary women writers of North Africa, autobiography, feminism and transnational feminist movements. In 2011, she co-authored Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin, Saarbrücken, EUE. In 2013, she co-authored Women Taking Risks in Contemporary...


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