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Jason Herbeck is professor of French at Boise State University, Idaho. His research focuses primarily on evolving narrative forms in twentieth and twenty-first-century French and French-Caribbean literatures, and how these forms relate to expressions and constructions of identity. In addition to articles and book chapters devoted to the literatures and histories of Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, he has also published widely on Albert Camus and is, since 2009, president of the North American section of the Société des Études Camusiennes. Recent projects include a coedited volume entitled A Writer’s Topography: Space and Place in the Life and Works of Albert Camus (2013), and the afterword to the English translation of Évelyne Trouillot’s La Mémoire aux abois (Memory at Bay (2015). His book, Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean, was recently published in 2017.

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is an associate professor of romance languages and literatures and African and African diaspora studies at Boston College. Her research and teaching are in the areas of francophone literatures/world literatures in French, global black feminisms, and Haitian studies. She is the author of Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (2014). Jean-Charles is the author of numerous book chapters and articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Haitian Studies, American Quarterly, Callaloo, French Forum, Journal of Romance Studies, Research in African Literatures, and Small Axe. Her current book project is on feminist ethics in contemporary Haitian literature.

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel is a scholar of contemporary francophone Caribbean and African literature with interdisciplinary specializations in black transnational feminisms, African diaspora literature, and slavery in the Atlantic world. She is currently an assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her forthcoming book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire, examines black women’s articulations of citizenship through their work in anticolonial movements in Francophone Africa and the Antilles. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Small Axe, Nouvelles Études Francophones, Slavery & Abolition, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and The French Review. She is a recipient of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.

Renée Larrier, a Columbia Ph.D, is professor of French at Rutgers University– New Brunswick, where she just completed a term as chair of the department. Author of Autofiction and Advocacy in the Francophone Caribbean (2006) and Francophone Women Writers of Africa and the Caribbean (2000), she also coedited with Ousseina D. Alidou Writing Through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean (2015), and Migrating Words and Worlds: Pan-Africanism Updated (1999) with E. Anthony Hurley and Joseph McLaren. She has also contributed dozens of articles to essay collections and scholarly journals. She shares the editing duties of CARAF Books at the University Press of Virginia with Mildred Mortimer.

Nadève Ménard is professor of literature at the École Normale Supérieure of Université d’État d’Haïti. She is the editor of Écrits d’Haïti: perspectives sur la littérature haïtienne contemporaine (1986–2006) (2011) and the Journal of Haitian Studies’ special volume on Michel-Rolph Trouillot (2013). She is also the author of Lyonel Trouillot, Les Enfants des héros: étude critique (2016) and one of the editors of the forthcoming Haiti Reader. Translation projects include Gina Ulysse’s Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle (with E. Trouillot, 2015), and the web exhibit Haiti: An Island Luminous (with E. Trouillot, 2016). She is currently working on an English translation of Le Fondateur devant l’histoire by St. Victor Jean-Baptiste and a manuscript currently titled Enduring Myths: Haitian Literature and Foreign Scholars.

Marjorie Salvodon teaches French language as well as courses in film, black studies, and postcolonial studies at Suffolk University where she is also an associate professor. In 2013, she published The Infamous Rosalie, a translation of Trouillot’s Rosalie l’infâme. She recently completed La fin du deuil, a book of narrative nonfiction on childhood mourning.

Évelyne Trouillot...


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