1Marcel Arbeit is Professor in the Department of English and American Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His main fields of research are contemporary southern literature and Canadian cinema. He is currently a member of the Scholarly Board of Faculty of Arts and editor-in-chief of Moravian Journal of Literature and Film, an international scholarly periodical published twice a year. He is a member of the European Association of American Studies, Czech Association for the Study of English, Central European Association of Canadian Studies and a board member of the Southern Studies Forum.
2Suzanne Bray is Professor of British Literature and Civilisation at Lille Catholic University. She specialises in the history of ideas in the twentieth century and explores the relationship between literature and theology, particularly in popular culture. She has published extensively in English and French about C.S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, Madeleine L’Engle and many other Christian literary figures.
3Inès Casas is a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she is a member of the research group “Literature and Culture of the US.” Her Ph.D. traces the regional elements present in the work of southern women writers such as Ellen Glasgow, Elizabeth Madox Roberts or Caroline Gordon. She has completed articles on Ellen Glasgow’s representation of her conflicted southern identity in her novels Barren Ground and Virginia and on the intersections of natural imagery and space in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.
4Françoise Clary is Professor emeritus of American literature and civilization at Rouen University. On the roster of American Literary Scholarship, Duke University, she is the author of the prize winner Violence et sexualité dans le Roman afro-américain de Chester Himes à Hal Bennett (Prix de l’Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer and of several books and essays on African American literature. Her latest publications include notably « Sonia Sanchez’s Political Writing » in An Anthology of Sonia Sanchez, Jamie Walker ed., University of Michigan Press, 2014, “Media Framing of Political Violence : Case Studies of the Communicative Process – A Conceptual, Theoretical and Introductory Analysis” , chapter one of Studies in Communication, Mass Media and Society : Discourses and Debates. Jonathan Aliede ed., National University of Nigeria, February 2015.
5Emmeline GROS is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toulon on the French riviera. She specializes in Southern American Literature and has written her Ph.D. dissertation on the figure of the Southern Gentleman and the reconstruction of masculinity in Post-Civil War years. As a fellow of the Georgia Rotary Student Scholarship, she attended Georgia State University from 2002 to 2008 and then the Université of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines in France from 2008 to 2010. She has written her Ph.D. thesis under the international joint doctorate direction of Dr. Thomas McHaney (GSU, USA) and Dr. Jacques Pothier (UVSQ, France) and has published articles on Ellen Glasgow, Eudora Welty, and Margaret Mitchell and given talks about John Pendleton Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, etc.
6Gerald Preher is an Associate Professor of English at the Institut Catholique de Lille, France. He is a member of the CRILA research group (Université d’Angers, France) and the associate editor of the Journal of the Short Story in English. He has written several essays on Southern literature and has a forthcoming monograph on Elizabeth Spencer. He also co-edited books on southern short stories and on writers such as William Faulkner, Ernest Gaines and Richard Ford.
7Frédérique Spill is Associate Professor of American literature ; she teaches at the University of Picardy—Jules Verne in Amiens, France. She is the author of L’Idiotie dans l’œuvre de William Faulkner (Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 2009) ; she coauthored Regards sur l’Amérique (Armand Colin, 2011). She recently contributed to Critical Insights : The Sound and the Fury (Salem Press, 2014) and to Faulkner at Fifty : Tutors and Tyros (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). She has also published articles in French and in English on various 20th and 21st century American novelists. For the past two years her research and publications have mainly been focusing on the work of novelist, short story writer and poet Ron Rash.
8Tanya Tromble is an associate member of the LERMA EA 853 research group at Aix Marseille Université. She defended a doctoral dissertation entitled “Interminable Enigma : Joyce Carol Oates’s Reimagining of Detective Fiction” and has published articles in English and French on various aspects of Oates’s fiction including crime fiction, the epistolary form, violence, the gothic, religion, teen fiction, and 9/11. She is a member of the editorial board for the journal Bearing Witness : Joyce Carol Oates Studies and is on the reading committee of the Journal of the Short Story in English.
9Ali Abbassi - né en Iran, professeur de français, traducteur et critique. En 1998, il passe son doctorat en littérature française à l’Université de Limoges. Entre 1998 et 2000 il travaille en tant que Maître de conférences à l´Université Chahid Tchamran (Ahvaz - Iran). De 2000 à aujourd’hui, il est professeur (Maître de Conférences) à l’Université SHAHID BEHESHTI de Téhéran. Sa thèse de doctorat est parue sous le titre Les Figures du Temps à travers les œuvres d´Albert Camus. Il a publié Mythe de Samad (étude méthodique sur toutes les œuvres de BEHRANGUI Samad).
10Hannané Mohséna - née en Iran, Docteur ès Lettres de l’Université d’AZAD de Téhéran depuis juillet 2014. Elle a préparé sa thèse sous le titre Les figure du temps chez Hugo. En 2010, elle a passé sa maîtrise en littérature française à la même université. Depuis septembre 2014, elle y enseigne la langue française.
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