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1Isabelle Boof-Vermesse is an associate professor at University of Lille, where she teaches American literature. She specializes in genre literature, with a focus on detective fiction and speculative fiction. She has published numerous articles on Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy. She has also written articles on William Gibson, Chuck Palahniuk, Chiena Miéville. She has co-edited several collections of essays on the posthuman, among which L’Âge des postmachines, co-directed with Jean-François Chassay and published in 2020 by Montréal UP.

2Terence N. Bowers is Professor of English at the College of Charleston. He specializes mainly in eighteenth-century British literature, but has published on a wide range of literature from different periods. His most recent piece, published in Studies in Philology (Fall 2023), is an essay titled “John Locke, Ecological Imperialism, and the Narration of the Land in Robinson Crusoe—A Tale of the Anthropocene.”

3Suzanne Bray is Professor of British Literature and Civilisation at the Université Catholique de Lille. She specialises in the interface between religious ideas and popular literature in the 20th century. She has published extensively in English and French on several Anglican authors including C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers and Madeleine L’Engle.

4Shirley Bricout is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, EMMA. Her interests lie in D. H. Lawrence’s appropriations of the Bible, the topic of her 2015 book Politics and the Bible in D. H. Lawrence’s Leadership Novels (Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée). She also wrote the dictionary entry devoted to Lawrence in La Bible dans les littératures du monde, published in 2016, and contributed a chapter, “Biblical Aesthetics,” to The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts, published in 2020. She has guest-edited a special issue of the Journal of the Short Story in English (n°68) devoted to Lawrence with Christine Zaratsian, and has contributed many articles and book reviews to peer-reviewed journals.

5Lisa-Marie Carpentier is a student in the Research MA in English and American studies at Lille Catholic University, France, where she also obtained her Bachelor’s degree. Her special subject is American literature, and more specifically her research revolves around Ray Bradbury’s short stories as part of her Master’s thesis on the Gothic tradition and psychology in the author’s writings.

6Gavin Cologne-Brookes is Emeritus Professor at Bath Spa University. He is the author of The Novels of William Styron: From Harmony to History (1995), Dark Eyes on America: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates (2005), Rereading William Styron (2014) and American Lonesome: The Work of Bruce Springsteen (2018). Since 2019, he has divided his time between France and England, and between writing and oil painting. His portraits of American authors are currently on display at the Vere Harmsworth Library of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

7Camille Fort is a Senior Lecturer at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. Her research is divided between translation studies and modern and contemporary British literature. Among other works, she has supervised a special issue of Études anglaises (October-December 2011, L’Héritage du policier) on contemporary detective fiction and contributed to a radio show, “Agatha Christie : la mécanique de l’énigme,” on France Culture in August 2013. She is currently wrapping up an essay on detective fiction and language philosophy entitled Le Mot de l’énigme.

8Ineke Jolink is Emeritus Professor of the Catholic University of Paris. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Amsterdam and a post-doctoral degree (“Habilitation à diriger des recherches”) from the University of Montpellier, France. She has taught at different Universities in the Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain and Iceland. Her publications include works on various aspects of the American South, William Faulkner, ethnic literatures, travel-narrative, immigration studies, autobiography, narratology, literary stylistics and pragmatics, and cognitive science and literature.

9A member of his University’s research unit (3LAM) and an associate member of the University of Angers’s CIRPaLL (one of whose focuses is on short forms), Xavier Lachazette teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature at Le Mans University. After convening the first Daphne du Maurier conference in France in 2019, he edited a first issue of critical articles on several of her novels and on adaptations of her works for Revue LISA e-journal (November 2021) while a second issue, on her short stories, appeared in the JSSE in Spring 2022. He has published nine articles on Daphne du Maurier, and various contributions on works by W. Somerset Maugham, E.M. Forster, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Charles Darwin.

10Stéphanie Maerten is an agrégée teacher of English and an independent scholar who lectures at Artois University. She has written articles on Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, Joyce Carol Oates’s Mudwoman and on the short fiction of several women authors including Oates, Cather, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. She is interested in women’s studies and in the development of the short story genre.

11Alice Mercier is a writer and PhD researcher in visual culture at the University of Westminster. Her research considers storytelling in relation to image technologies and changes in the visual environment. Alice Mercier’s fiction writing appears in The Cupboard Pamphlet, The Wax Paper, Epoch, and SmokeLong Quarterly.

12Frédérique Spill is Professor of American literature at the University of Picardy–Jules Verne in Amiens, France, where she is also head of the research group UR UPJV 4295 CORPUS. She is the author of L’Idiotie dans l’œuvre de William Faulkner (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009), soon to be published in English by the University Press of Mississippi. She coedited The Wagon Moves: New Essays on As I Lay Dying, a special issue of Cycnos, published in 2018, as well as the spring 2018 issue of The Faulkner Journal. She has also published articles in French and in English on several contemporary American authors including Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Penn Warren, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Willa Cather, Russell Banks, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Elizabeth Spencer and Ron Rash. The Radiance of Small Things in Ron Rash’s Writing was published by South Carolina Press in 2019. She coedited a special issue of The Journal of the Short Story in English (74) devoted to the short stories of Ron Rash (2021). She is part of the editorial boards of The Journal of the Short Story in English and of The Faulkner Journal.

13Stéphanie Eyrolles Suchet is a teacher, holder of the agrégation, a French high level competitive exam. She received her PhD from the University of Versailles-St-Quentin-en-Yvelines in 2016. She specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Southern literature, especially in William Faulkner’s work, but also that of Jesmyn Ward’s. She has published academic articles in national and international journals and participated in international colloquiums.

14Jeffrey Swartwood is an Associate Professor (Maître de Conferences) in American Studies at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne and associate of the research group CLIMAS (EA4196). Following a doctoral dissertation on hybrid identity constructions in early California, his research has focused on the California borderlands and the development of regional culture with an increasing focus on surf culture. General Editor of the revue Leaves, his thesis was published with the MSHA, and he has published cross-disciplinary articles and book chapters on identity construction and regional culture, and recently co-edited Citoyens du monde ? Le sujet à l’œuvre à l’échelle globale (Éditions Polytechnique).

15Tanya Tromble is an associate professor at Aix-Marseille University where she is also a member of the LERMA (E.A. 853) research group. She has published on various aspects of Joyce Carol Oates’s work – detective fiction, the epistolary form, violence, the Gothic, religion, adolescents, September 11th, the masculine figure – as well as on works by Flannery O’Connor, Patrick McGrath, Willa Cather and Elizabeth Spencer. She is on the editorial boards of several journals: Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, Résonances and Journal of the Short Story in English.

16Shota Yamabe is a professor in the English Department at Doshisha University, Japan. His research field is twentieth-century American literature, especially religious literature. His publications include a monograph in Japanese, titled Passivity and Violence in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction: Between Literature and Theology. He is currently working on a study of modern apocalyptic narrative, mainly focusing on Nathanael West, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Cormac McCarthy.

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