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Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Ian Sansom is Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin, as well a novelist and a critic, author of over 14 books.
He has written on a variety of topics for The Guardian, TLS and Irish Times and is also a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3. His most recent book is Reading Room: A Year of Literary Curiosities, (British Library Publishing, 2019).

Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Dr. Ruth Menzies is Senior Lecturer at Aix-Marseille Université, where she teaches literature and translation. She has published a number of articles on Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels, as well as on 17th- and 18th-century imaginary voyages in French and English and their rewritings and adaptations.

3Emmanuelle PERALDO
Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
Prof. Emmanuelle Peraldo is Professor of English literature at Université Côte d’Azur. Her publications mainly focus on Daniel Defoe, on whom she has written several articles and a monograph (Defoe et l’écriture de l’Histoire, Champion, 2010). She has recently published a book on Gulliver’s Travels (Atlande, 2020).

4Nathalie BERNARD
Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Dr. Nathalie Bernard is Senior Lecturer at Aix-Marseille Université, where she teaches British literature and translation.
She is the author of several articles on 18th-century travel literature and has published three translations and co-translations: Henry Fielding, Le Journal d’un voyage de Londres à Lisbonne (PUP, 2009), Mary Wollstonecraft, Lettres de Scandinavie de Mary Wollstonecraft (PUP, 2013, co-translator: Stéphanie Gourdon) and Daniel Defoe, La Grande Tempête. (Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2018, co-translator: Emmanuelle Peraldo).

Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Dr. Élodie Galiana-Camarena teaches British literature and translation at Aix-Marseille Université. She received her PhD on Jonathan Swift in 2020. Her research focuses on the representation of femininity in Swift’s works, correspondence, and life.

6Nathalie ZIMPFER
Dr. Nathalie Zimpfer teaches British Literature and translation at the Lycée Sainte-Marie in Lyon.
She specialises in the links between theology and literature in the Augustan period and has published several essays on the Anglicanism of both Jonathan Swift and Laurence Sterne. Her monograph on Swift’s sermons is forthcoming. She has also published a critical translation into French of Wollstonecraft’s works and been pursuing a long-held interest in eighteenth-century travel writing, more particularly the travelogues of Captain James Cook and Samuel Hearne.

Dr. Chloé Beccaria teaches English at the Lycée Félix-Esclangon in Manosque and holds the title of
agrégée. She has written various articles on the novels of Jane Austen as well as on her letters. She received her PhD in English literature from Aix-Marseille Université in 2006. Her thesis is entitled Comprendre le monde. Des signes au sens dans les romans de Jane Austen.

8Grégoire LACAZE
Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Dr. Grégoire Lacaze is Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at Aix-Marseille Université. Specialising in the study of reported speech, he wrote his doctoral thesis on the introduction of direct speech in present-day English. His research on the expression of subjectivity in utterances of reported speech includes linguistics, stylistics, semantics and discourse analysis in the analysis of various corpora (fiction, press, social media).

9Amélie DEROME
Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
After a doctoral contract at Aix-Marseille Université, Amélie Derome now teaches English at Université Paris Nanterre. Her PhD dissertation, concerning the French translations of Gulliver’s Travels, is supervised by Jean Viviès. She has published articles concerning the reception of Gulliver’s Travels and the work’s links with artificial intelligence. She has given papers in Montreal, Boston and Princeton.

10Mireille OZOUX
Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Mireille Ozoux teaches phonetics, grammar and translation classes at Aix-Marseille Université as professeur agrégée and is currently preparing a PhD. Her field of research combines language, 18th-century linguistic thought and literature; her doctoral thesis focuses on Jonathan Swift’s relationship to language and linguistic issues.

Aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Jean Viviès is Professor of British literature at Aix-Marseille Université. His work focuses on eighteenth-century British literature and travel narratives. His latest publications are on Jonathan Swift (Revenir/devenir ; Gulliver ou l’autre voyage, Paris: éditions rue d’Ulm, 2016) and on James Boswell, (Etat de la Corse/An Account of Corsica, bilingual edition, presentation, translation and notes, Ajaccio: Albiana, 2019).

12Claude RAWSON
Maynard Mack Professor Emeritus, Yale University, United States
Claude Rawson is the author of numerous books on Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding and other eighteenth-century authors, and of a great number of articles and reviews both in specialist journals and in the
Times Literary Supplement, New York Times Book Review and London Review of Books. Claude Rawson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Educational Advisory Board of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a former President of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift. Among his latest books are Swift’s Angers (2014) and Swift and Others (2015), both published by CUP. In 2012, he was named “Docteur Honoris Causa” of Aix-Marseille Université.

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