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Henry James's Europe

Dennis Tredy
Annick Duperray
Adrian Harding


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1Richard Anker is a tenured Associate Professor (maître de conférences) at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand 2, where he teaches American literature. He defended a thesis on James in 2007 entitled Le principe spectral de la representation: Déconstruction mimétique dans l’oeuvre de Henry James. His current interest in James attempts to situate the author in the European cultural tradition, alongside such writers as Nietzsche and as a precursor to Blanchot.

2Eleftheria Arapoglou received her B. A. in English from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1995. She completed her M.A. as a Fulbright grantee at the University of Texas at San Antonio, U.S., in 1998 and her PhD in 2005 at Aristotle University. Currently, she is an adjunct member of faculty in the Department of American Literature and Culture of Aristotle University. She has co-edited two volumes—Transcultural Localisms (2006); [City in (Culture] in City) (2005)—and a special issue of the journal Gramma entitled Comparative Literature and Global Studies: Histories and Trajectories (2005). She recently completed her book A Bridge Over the Balkans: Demetra Vaka Brown and the Tradition of Women’s Orients, which is forthcoming from Gorgias Press. Her research interests include the cultural production of space in the modernist tradition, literary sociology, and cultural studies.

3Enrico Botta is a PhD student in Literary Genres at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. Botta is currently writing his doctoral thesis on nineteenth-century American epics—in particular on the relationship between the epic mode and the International Theme. He has published his essay ”Transatlantic Intertextuality in The American” in the volume Revisionary Interventions into Henry James (2008) and has presented his research, ‘From Barlow to James: Some Epic Features’, at Dartmouth College.

4Agnès Derail-Imbert is a tenured Associate Professor (maître de conférences) at the ENS-Ulm and at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) in Paris. In 2000 she published Moby-Dick, allures du corps. She also co-edited and co-translated Melville: Derniers poèmes (2010). She has written numerous articles on nineteenth century American literature.

5Max Duperray, professor of English studies at the University of Provence, is a specialist in Gothic fiction. In the last ten years, his main publications have been Lecture de Frankenstein (1997); Le roman anglais dit gothique (2000); La Folie et la méthode: essai sur la déréalisation en littérature (2001); Confessions by Thomas de Quincey (2003); Londres: promenade sous un ciel couvert (2005); ”In a Glass Darkly: Reflexions of a Gothic Past,” in The Remains of the Gothic (Caliban 15/ 2004), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (2005). He has recently edited Eclats du noir: généricité et hybridation dans la littérature et le cinéma anglophone (2008) and Gothic News: Exploring the Gothic in Relation to New Critical Perspectives and Geographic Polarities (2009).

6Simone Francescato earned his PhD from the Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy). He is currently Lecturer in American Literature and Studies at the same university. He has recently published a book entitled Collecting and Appreciating: Henry James and the Transformation of Aesthetics in the Age of Consumption (2010). His main area of research is late nineteenth-century American fiction (realism, naturalism and decadence).

7Claire Garcia is Professor of English at Colorado College. She writes on diverse topics, including gender and modernism, African American and francophone women’s writing, teaching ethnic studies, and Henry James. She is the author of ”Jesse Redmon Fauset, Reconsidered” in The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Arts, Politics, and Letters, ”Black Bourgeois Women’s Narratives in the Post-Reagan, ‘Post-Civil Rights’, ‘Post-Feminist’ Era,” in From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances, and ”A ’Native Expatriate’ Reads Henry James” in The Henry James Review, as well as other articles.

8Jean Gooder, a Fellow Emerita of Newnham College, Cambridge, has edited the Penguin edition of The Education of Henry Adams and published on Henry James and Edith Wharton. Her interests are in connections between Anglo-American and French writing.

9Jacek Gutorow is a poet, a literary critic and a translator. He has published five volumes of poetry, four books of critical essays (recently Luminous Traversing: Wallace Stevens and the American Sublime, 2007) and numerous translations of British and American poetry (Simon Armitage, Charles Tomlinson, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery). He won the 2004 Ludwik Fryde Award granted by the International Association of Literary Critics. His poems, essays and reviews have been reprinted in important anthologies and translated into several languages. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the University of Opole, Poland.

10Oliver Herford is a Darby Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Lincoln College, Oxford. He received his PhD (2009) from the University of London for a thesis on Henry James’s late non-fiction, which he is currently revising for publication; other work in progress includes essays on some ethical problems of personal correspondence (for letter-writers and editors), and on the vocal dimensions of late Jamesian style. He will edit The Prefaces in the forthcoming Cambridge Edition of The Complete Fiction of Henry James.

11John Holland received a doctorate in English and American literature from Princeton University and a Diplôme d’études approfondies in Psychoanalysis from the Université de Paris VIII (Vincennes-St.-Denis). He is the translator of Colette Soler’s What Lacan Said About Women (2006) and Markos Zafiropoulos’s Lacan and Lévi-Strauss: The Return to Freud, 1951-1957 (2010). He has taught English at Michigan State University, at the American University in Paris, and at several French universities, including the University of Nantes. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Psychanalyse.

12Hazel Hutchison lectures in British and American literature at the University of Aberdeen. Her research focuses on the literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her publications include Seeing and Believing: Henry James and the Spiritual World (2006) and articles on James, D. G. Rosetti, and Rupert Brooke. She has edited The Forbidden Zone by Mary Borden (2008), and is currently writing a monograph on American writing of the First World War.

13Kathy Lawrence is a professor at George Washington University, where she teaches a wide range of courses on American literature and art, including Emerson and his Circle, Henry James and his Family, American Romanticism, Literature and Film of American Suburbia, and Hollywood in the American Imagination. Her research interests focus on Henry James and his relation to his American past, on missing members of the Transcendental movement, and on the intersection of fiction, sculpture, and painting in 19-th century American culture. Her most recent work has uncovered the art of transcendentalist Caroline Sturgis as well as that of sculptor Waldo Story and painter Julian Story, and their relation to Henry James’s memoirs and his late style.

14Rosella Mamoli Zorzi is professor of American Studies and Director of the Graduate School in Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Venice. She has worked on the relationships between American writers and Venetian painters (Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo). Her works include In Venice and in the Veneto with Henry James (2005), Henry James: Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro (1998), Beloved Boy: Letters to Hendrick Andersen (2004) and Letters to Isabella Stewart Gardner (2009).

15Paula Marantz Cohen is Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University. She is the author of four nonfiction books and four novels, including, most recently, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper (2010). She is also the host of the Drexel InterView, a cable TV show broadcast on 300 public television and university-affiliated stations throughout the U.S., and a co-editor of jml: Journal of Modern Literature.

16Roxana Oltean is Associate Professor at the English Department in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Bucharest, and holds a PhD in Philology. She has published articles in international journals of American literature and culture, including The Henry James Review, and two books on transatlantic and global imagology in the works of Henry James. She teaches courses in American utopian models, in Transatlantic Relations and in nineteenth-century American literature and culture.

17Esther Sanchez-Pardo is is an Associate Professor of English at Complutense University in Madrid (Spain). Apart from Henry James, she works on modernism, poetics and psychoanalysis. She has recently edited Mina Loy: Critical Anthology (2009), and has published Cultures of the Death Drive: Melanie Klein and Modernist Melancholia (2003), co-authored Ophelia’s Legacy: Schizotexts in Twentieth Century Women’s Literature (2000) and coedited Women, Identities and Poetry (1999) and Feeling the Worlds (2001).

18Eric Savoy is associate professor of Comparative Literature at Université de Montréal. The 2009 President of the Henry James Society, he has published widely on Henry James and various issues related to queer theory. His book, Conjugating the Subject: Henry James and Queer Formalism will appear in 2011.

19Rebekah Scott recently completed her PhD on Henry James at Cambridge University, where she now teaches. She is also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Ghent. She has published essays on Henry James and Charles Dickens and is one of the volume editors of The Complete Fiction of Henry James, to be published by Cambridge University Press.

20Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen is Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at UCL. His PhD thesis (2007) concerned Henry James’s New York Edition of his collected novels and tales in the context of the visual culture and print culture of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. He has published articles in The Henry James Review on authorship and the figure of attention in James’s work, and is a contributor to the anthology Henry James in Context (2010).

21Hubert Teyssandier is professor (emeritus) of English literature at the Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle, where he has taught the nineteenth-and twentieth-century English novel since 1974. He founded and directed a research centre for studies on intertextuality in literature and the arts and has recently published articles on Henry James and Virginia Woolf. He is currently working on Henry James and Benjamin Britten.

22Nelly Valtat-Comet is a tenured Associate Professor of English at the University of Tours, France. She studied at the École Normale Supérieure and defended a doctoral dissertation on Vision and Voice in the Tales of Henry James. She has published several articles on Henry James and is the author of a monograph on Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country (2000).

23Pierre A. Walker is Professor of English at Salem State University. He is the author of Reading Henry James in French Cultural Contexts and of articles on Henry James, African American literature, and literary theory; editor of Henry James on Culture; and co-general editor of The Complete Letters of Henry James.

24Angus Wrenn teaches English Literature and Comparative Literature at the London School of Economics and has published articles on Ford Madox Ford and Harold Pinter, as well as an interdisciplinary study of James, Ford and Hans Holbein. He contributed the chapter on Paul Bourget and Marcel Proust in The Reception of Henry James in Europe (ed. Annick Duperray, 2007) and has published a monograph on Henry James and the Second Empire (2009). He is editing a volume of the shorter fiction in the Cambridge Complete James Edition (forthcoming in 2016). A study of the influence of Soviet Russia on the work of George Bernard Shaw is also forthcoming (2011).


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