(réf. Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines hors série. Montpellier : Presses universitaires de Montpellier, 1999)



 Patricia Laurence is a specialist in Modernist literature, Virginia Woolf, literary theory and the teaching of writing at the City College of New York. Her major publications include The Reading of Silence: Virginia Woolf in the English Tradition. (Stanford: Stanford UP, 1991), “The Facts and Fugue of War: From Three Guineas to Between the Acts" in Virginia Woolf and War: The Fiction, the Myth, the Reality (ed. Mark Hussey, New York: Syracuse UP, 1991: 225-246), “A Rope to Throw the Reader: Reading the Diverse Rhythms in To the Lighthouse” in Modern Language Association Approaches to Teaching Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (ed. Beth Rigel Dougherty Mary Beth Pringle. New York: MLA (forthcoming 1999).

Carole Rodier teaches at Keble, Magdalen and Somerville Colleges, Oxford and is a Research Assistant at All Souls. She has published on Woolf, K. Mansfield, P. Auster, W.Scott, Shakespeare and A. Miller; she is preparing a derivative of her thesis (The imaginary World of V.Woolf) to be published in 2001. She is taking part in the British Academy Project on the European Reception of Woolf.

Liliane Louvel is a Professor of English literature at the University of Poitiers. Her current interest are the short story, contemporary English and South African literature, and Word/image. She has published several books: Nadine Gordimer, Introduction à l'étude de la nouvelle (with Claudine Verley), L'Œil du texte, and a study of The Picture of Dorian Gray is currently in print.

Josiane Paccaud-Huguet is Professor of English literature at Université Lumière Lyon 2. She has written over fourty articles on modernist writers like Conrad, Joyce, Lowry, Woolf, Mansfield, and a book on D.H. Lawrence. She has edited several collections of essays on Lacanian poetics, and is currently writing a book on the relations between psychoanalytic concepts and literary theory.

Pierre-Eric Villeneuve has a Ph.D. in Literary Semiotics from L'Université du Quebec à Montreal, with a thesis on Woolf's letters. He has published on Woolf in various reviews. He has a forthcoming book entitled Everyday Woolf.

Rachel Bowlby studied at the universities of Oxford and Yale, where her PhD was in Comparative Literature. She has been a Professor of English at the universities of Sussex, Oxford and now York. Her books include Just Looking: Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola (1985), Still Crazy After all these Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis (1992), Shopping with freud (1993), Feminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf (1997), and (forthcoming from Faber in early 2000) The Last Shopper.

Catherine Lanone is a Professor at the University of Toulouse II. She has published a book (E.M. Forster: Odyssée d'une écriture) and papers on Forster and Woolf. She is currently writing a book on Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

Floriane Reviron teaches at the Université de Bourgogne and and is currently completing a Ph.D. thesis on Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf's new biographies.

A graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Frédéric Regard is Professor of Contemporay British Literature at the University of Saint-Etienne, France. He has edited or published a number of books on William Golding, George Orwell, and more recently on literary biographies in England. He is also one of the three major contributors to the History of British Literature for the Presses Universitaires de France. He is currently writing a book on the theory and practice of contemporary feminine writing for the PUF.

Catherine Bernard is University Lecturer at the University of Paris VII. She has written extensively on contemporary English fiction and on the theory of representation in the modernist and the postmodern eras. She has published a critical analysis of The Waves, in collaboration with Christine Reynier (Didier Erudition). Her interest in contemporary aesthetics has also brought her to write on visual arts (David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly. . .). She is currently engaged in research on the emergence of a "post-ethical" political discourse in contemporary English fiction and visual arts.

Claire Joubert lectures at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis). Her research work has centred around the problematics of the subject in the literary text, including a doctoral thesis on the question of gender published under the title Lire le féminin. Dorothy Richardson, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Rhys (Paris: Messene, 1997). A recent paper on Virginia Woolf was published in Le Détail (La Licorne, Hors série, Colloque VII, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, 1999) entitled “‘The Point of Pins’: Le détail et l’érotique de la lettre dans les nouvelles de Dorothy Richardson, Katherine Mansfield et Virginia Woolf.”

Mary Ann Caws: Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Author of Women of Bloomsbury: Virginia, Vanessa, Carrington (New York and London: Routledge, 1989), Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), and many books on poetry, poetics, and art, she is an editor of various collections of essays and texts (and the co-editor, with Nicola Luckhurst, of the first volume in the European Critical Tradition Series, on The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe), and the translator of such writers as Stephane Mallarmé, Tristan Tzara, Pierre Reverdy, Robert Desnos, and André Breton.


(réf. Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines hors série. Montpellier : Presses universitaires de Montpellier, 1999)