Jack I. Abecassis is the Edwin Sexton and Edna Patrick Smith Modern European Languages Professor at Pomona College. He has published Albert Cohen, Dissonant Voices (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004) as well as many articles on Montaigne, twentieth-century and contemporary fiction, and critical theory.
Cecilia Benaglia received her PhD from Johns Hopkins in Spring 2017 and is currently a Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the French Literature Department at McGill University. Among her research interests are sociology of literature and sociocritique, the political engagement of writers, and the international circulation of notions and literary texts.
Joshua M. Blaylock is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Modern Language Studies at Texas Christian University. His current research centers on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French literature and the interplay between secrecy, court society, and the visual arts in this period.
Jean-Patrice Courtois teaches Aesthetics and Literature at the Université Paris Diderot (Centre d'Études et de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Lettres Arts Cinéma). A philosopher and a poet, he is a specialist in eighteenth-century French literature and thought and a leading expert on Enlightenment climate theories, topics on which he has published extensively. From 1997 to 2006 he was also the general editor of the journal Revue Montesquieu.
Daniele Frescaroli is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University working on a dissertation entitled "For a Poetics of Historiography." He is the author of articles on the translations of Henri Meschonnic and on architectural space and histoire-mémoire in the Rougon-Macquart. [End Page 1127]
Françoise Gaillard, trained as a philosopher and is a specialist in Flau-bert, in fin-de-siècle literature, and in aesthetics, art and media theory. She taught at the Université Denis-Diderot, Paris 7 and at New York University, and is the author of a large number of major publications on the theory of literature and on nineteenth-century literature, including most recently, "La bêtise conversationnelle," in Flaubert: L'Empire de la bêtise (Cécile Defaut, 2012) and "Qui a tué Madame Bovary?" in Flaubert: Éthique et esthétique, ed. Anne Herschberg Pierrot (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2012).
Kathryn A. Haklin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. Her research examines the depiction of enclosed space in French poetry and prose written during or about the Second Empire.
François Hartog, a historian and a specialist in the intellectual history of ancient Greece, holds the chair of Ancient and Modern Historiography at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. His many books include Le Miroir d'Hérodote. Essai sur la représentation de l'autre (Gallimard, 1980 and 2001[revised edition]); Régimes d'historicité. Présentisme et expériences du temps (Seuil, 2003); Croire en l'histoire (Flam-marion, 2013); and La nation, la religion, l'avenir: Sur les traces d'Ernest Renan (Gallimard, 2017).
Anne Herschberg Pierrot is Professor of French Literature at Université Paris 8 and an associate member of the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes. She edited Roland Barthes's Carnets du voyage en Chine (C. Bourgois, 2009) and Le Lexique de l'auteur (Seuil, 2010). She has published many works on Flaubert and on prose style. Her current research, starting from Le Style en mouvement (Belin, 2005), focuses on the style of genesis and the esthetics of creation.
Lawrence D. Kritzman is the Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, and Director of the Institute of French Cultural Studies, Dartmouth. His many works include The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance (1991) and The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne's Essays (2009). He is also the editor of Pierre Nora's Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past (1996–1998), and The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought (2007). His Death Sentences: On Loss in Post World War Two French Texts is forthcoming. [End Page 1128]
Sara Miglietti is an Assistant Professor of French Studies at Johns Hopkins University. An intellectual historian by training, she is currently preparing a monograph on theories of climatic...