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Linda S. Alcott is a Clinical Associate Professor of French at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research has focused on the overall theme of autonomy in the writings of Françoise de Graffigny, including analysis of the feminine ideal, androgyny and gender assignment in the author's minor works. More recently her research interests include studies of the contemporary Haitian women writers Emmelie Prophète and Kettly Mars, whose works chronicle, among other contemporary issues, the events and emotions stemming from the 2010 earthquake. Additional research includes studies of the works of Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux and Marie Célie-Agnant. She has published book reviews on multiple Caribbean writers in the French Review and is the translator of the French monograph, Household, Village and Village Confederation in Southeastern Europe distributed by Columbia University Press.

Marlène Barsoum teaches French and Francophone Literature at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She is the author of Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin: Toward a Definition of the "Androgynous Discourse" (Peter Lang, 2001). She completed a book-length manuscript titled Les Voies de la paix dans les récits d'Andrée Chedid which is forthcoming (Editions Karthala). Her current research interests include travel writing. She published articles on Isabelle Eberhardt and Ibn Battuta.

Cathleen M. Bauschatz is Professor Emerita of French at the University of Maine, Orono. She has published numerous articles on French Renaissance literature, Montaigne, Marie de Gournay, early modern French women writers and readers. Since retirement she has begun research and writing on Grace Norton, an American Montaigne scholar around 1900 who corresponded with leading intellectuals of her time, including Lucy Allen Paton, a medievalist and French scholar. [End Page 377]

Nadine Bérenguier is Professor of French at the University of New Hampshire. She has been working on gender in eighteenth-century French literature for many years. She was the Co-Guest Editor of the WIF 2008 Special Issue Eclectic Expressions. Her book Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France was published by Ashgate Publishing in 2011. She has contributed entries to the Cambridge History of French Literature (2011), the Dictionnaire des femmes créatrices (2013), and the Dictionnaire des femmes des Lumières (2015). Her articles have been published in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, SVEC, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and various collections of essays and conference proceedings. Her article on Constance de Salm, "Publish or Perish! Constance de Salm's Identity Crisis and Unfulfilled Promise," recently appeared in Dix-Neuf 21.1 (Winter 2017): 46-68.

Hélène Diaz Brown is Professor of French at Principia College, where she teaches French language courses as well as French and francophone literature, and has been Chair of the Women's Studies Board. She holds an MA in Russian from the Université of Bordeaux, France, and a Ph. D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Brown has published two articles on Albert Camus, "Le désert, agent révélateur de l'oppression dans 'L'Hôte' et 'La Femme adultère' d'Albert Camus" and "Les Justes d'Albert Camus: une réflexion sur les limites de l'engagement." She has also presented papers on Assia Djebar, Claire de Duras and other authors dealing with the questions of identity and alienation in literary texts of the French-speaking world. Her dissertation on French supernatural fiction was published under the title L'Effet fantastique ou la mise en jeu du sujet. Over the years, her interest in Women's Studies and Francophone Studies has led her to chair sessions of Women in French and International Francophone Studies at the Midwest MLA.

Natalie Edwards is Associate Professor/Reader in French at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century women's writing in French, particularly autobiography and visual studies. She has published two books: Voicing Voluntary Childlessness: Narratives of Non-Mothering in [End Page 378] French (2016) and Shifting Subjects: Plural Subjectivity in Francophone Women's Autobiography (2011).

Monica Antoinette Ehrlich is an independent scholar who completed her doctorate in French at the University of Virginia and has held...


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