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Isabelle Bour
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Antoine Mioche

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1Isabelle BOUR is Professor of English Literature and the History of ideas at the University of Tours. She has published widely on fiction from 1760 to 1825, focusing in recent years on the epistemology of the paradigm of sensibility. She recently contributed three chapters on the reception of Jane Austen in France to a collection of essays on the reception of Jane Austen in Europe edited by Brian Southam, to be published in 2006 by Continuum.

2Stewart J. BROWN is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and former Dean of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland and The National Churches of England, Ireland and Scotland, 1801-1846. He is currently completing a book on religion, politics and society in Britain and Ireland, 1815-1914, and co-editing the volume on “Enlightenment, Awakening and Revolution, 1660-1815” of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Christianity.

3J. C. D. CLARK is Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas. He was formerly a Visiting Professor at the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has written several books on Britain and America in the long eighteenth century, the best known being The Language of Liberty 1660-1832 (1994) and English Society 1660-1832 (2000). He is currently engaged on a study of early modern schemes of explanation that will focus on ideas of providence.

4Cairns CRAIG is Professor of Scottish and Modem Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he has taught since 1979. He was general editor of the four-volume History of Scottish Literature (Aberdeen, 1987-9) and is an editor of Canongate Classics. His books on Scottish issues include Out of History (Edinburgh, 1996) and The Modern Scottish Novel (Edinburgh, 1999). He has also written extensively on modernist literature, most notably in Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry (London, 1982).

5Roy FOSTER is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Hertford College. He has been a fellow of the British Academy since 1989. His books include biographies of Charles Stewart Parnell and Lord Randolph Churchill; Modern Ireland 1600-1972; Paddy and Mr. Punch; and The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland. The prize-winning first volume of his biography of W. B. Yeats, The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914, appeared in 1997, and the second and last, The Arch-Poet, 1915-1939 in 2003. He is currently working on a short book based on the Wiles lectures which he delivered at Queen's University Belfast in 2004, under the title “Metamorphoses: The Strange Death of Romantic Ireland c. 1970-2000.”

6Matthew GRAVES is Associate Professor in British and Commonwealth Civilization at the University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has published widely on geopolitical and constitutional issues in twentieth-century Britain, notably a study of devolution: G. Girard & M. Graves, eds., Europe Unie, le Royaume désuni? Enjeux politiques, constitutionnels et identitaires de la dévolution (Brest, CRBC, 2000).

7Antoine MIOCHE is Associate Professor in British Studies and former head of the English Department at the University of Versailles. His research bears on the British Empire and its interplay with political thought in the United Kingdom. He has written from a comparative perspective on Ireland, India, Canada, the Empire and the UK. His latest book is Les Grandes Dates de l'histoire britannique (2003). He is currently finishing a book on union and partition in British constitutional practice.

8Martine PELLETIER is Associate Professor in Irish and English Studies at the University of Tours. She has written on Brian Friel, Field Day and contemporary Irish theatre for a number of French and international publications. A revised and updated version of her book Le Théâtre de Brian Friel (Septentrion, 1997) will be published by Academica Press in 2006.

9Stephen TIERNEY is Reader in Public Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely in the areas of comparative public law and international law, particularly on the subject of national identity and its legal accommodation; he is also a member of the editorial board of the journal European Public Law. His most recent book is the monograph Constitutional Law and National Pluralism published by Oxford University Press in 2004.

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