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1Élisabeth Détis is Professor of English at the University of Montpellier III, chair of CIRBEL (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les Iles Britanniques et l’Europe des Lumières) and editor of the collection The European Spectator/Le Spectateur européen. Theses on Richardson and on Defoe. Articles on eighteenth-century English novelists (narratology and civilisation) and on Daniel Defoe. Monographs: Moll Flanders (Paris: Didier, 1997) and Daniel Defoe démasqué: lecture de l’œuvre romanesque (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999). Current research: eighteenth-century Anglo-American iconography.

2Sandrine Aragon is “agrégée” and “docteur ès lettres”. Her doctoral thesis, Des Liseuses en péril: images de lectrices dans les textes de fiction de La Prétieuse de l’abbé de Pure à Madame Bovary de Flaubert (1656-1856), 2003, was defended in 1999 at the University of Paris III — Sorbonne Nouvelle and published in Honoré Champion’s collection “les Dix-Huitièmes siècles”. She is a member of the IRCL at the University Paul-Valéry — Montpellier III. She has been researching on women’s representations in French literature and their access to knowledge through reading and travelling. She wrote a post-doctorate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2002. Recent publications in Les femmes des lumières, Review Dix-huitième siècle, a special issue edited by Sylvain Menant, 2004; “Les Femmes auteurs, autrices ou auteuses selon Rétif de La Bretonne“, Études rétiviennes, 2004; “Les représentations de lecteurs dans les préfaces romanesques françaises du XVIIIe siècle”, Actes du colloque of the SATOR organized by Jan Herman in Louvain and Anvers, 2005.

3Ansgard Danders studied French, Spanish and Portuguese Literature in Halle, Caen and Coimbra and is an associate researcher at the “Institute of Romance Literary Studies” at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Her research is centred on French conceptions and representations of femininity in the eighteenth century. Her publications in the field include: “Le discours sur la population et le débat sur les femmes dans la France du XVIIIe siècle”, in Petr Kylousek (ed.), Codifications et Symboles des cultures nationales. Actes du colloque, Masaryk de Brno University 2003, and “Reisen in den Exotismus bei Mme de Graffigny, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre und Chateaubriand” in Thomas Bremer/Katalin Kürtösi (ed.), Festschrift für István Fried, Szeged 2005.

4Isabelle Brouard-Arends is professor of French literature and researcher at the CELAM, University of Rennes II. Her research is centred on women’s literature in the Age of the Enlightenment, particularly emphasizing the question of women’s access to learning and culture, which brought her to pose questions on education. It is in this perspective that she directed the Acts of the Colloquium Lectrices d’Ancien Régime, 2003, PUR, and is organizing a colloquium in June, 2006, “Femmes éducatrices des Lumières, discours et pratiques”. Her more recent publications include: Lectrices d’Ancien Régime, Rennes, PUR, 2003, 719 p. and a critical edition of Adèle et Théodore, by Madame de Genlis, Rennes, PUR, to be published in 2006.

5Jens Häseler is a researcher and chair of the team for the project “Transformations de la République des lettres au XVIIIe siècle” in the Forschungszentrum Europäische Aufklärung à Potsdam. Recent publications: La Correspondance de Jean Henri Samuel Formey (1711-1797): inventaire alphabétique, edited by Jens Häseler, with the Bibliography of Jean Henri Samuel Formey’s works edited by Rolf Geissler. Paris, Honoré Champion, 2003; Manuela Böhm, Jens Häseler, Robert Violet (ed.), Hugenotten zwischen Migration und Integration. Neue Forschungen zum Refuge in Berlin und Brandenburg, Berlin, Metropol-Verlag, 2005; “Original/Originalität”, in Ästhetische Grundbegriffe, t. 4, Stuttgart-Weimar, J.B. Metzler, 2002, p. 638-655; “Succès et refus des positions de Crousaz dans le Refuge huguenot”, in Revue de théologie et de philosophie, 136 (2004), p. 57-66; “Libertins dans l’entourage de Frédéric II de de Prusse: arguments et ennemis”, in Libertinage et philosophie au XVIIe siècle, n° 8—Protestants, hérétiques, libertins, Saint-Etienne 2004, p. 135-145.

6Françoise Weil is “conservateur honoraire de bibliothèque” in Lyon and “docteur ès lettres”. Her thesis is on “L’interdiction du roman et la librairie 1728-1750”. She has written several articles about book history in the eighteenth century and edited a number of texts (Montesquieu, Considérations sur les Romains to be published by the Voltaire Foundation, Bréviaire philosophique et journaux de voyages, Champion, Lettres de Paris à un diplomate hollandais 1715-1719, Slatkine).

7Christophe Losfeld, is “agrégé” in German studies, Dr. phil., teaches German, French and Latin at the Lycée Walther-Rathenau at Bitterfeld (Saxe-Anhalt) and is associate reseacher in the Centre interdisciplinaire pour l’étude des Lumières en Europe (Halle-Wittenberg University). Current research: co-edition of the second volume of Joachim Heinrich Campe’s letters and thesis of “habilitation” entitled “Politesse, morale et construction sociale: pour une histoire des traités de comportement entre 1670 et 1785”. Main publications on eighteenth century: Wilhelm von Humboldt, Le Dix-huitième Siècle; Plan d’une anthropologie comparée (Translated), P.U.L., Lille, 1995; Philanthropisme, Libéralisme et Révolution. Das Braunschweigische et Schleswigsche Journal (1788-1793). Tübingen: Niemeyer 2002 [=Hallesche Beiträge zur Europaischen Aufklärung, 17]; “Hospitalité et humanité dans le théâtre de Lessing”. In Montandon, Alain (ed.), L’Hospitalité au théâtre, Clermont-Ferrand 2003, p.147-160; “Absolutisme, réforme et politesse: Antoine de Courtin”. In Krauss/Losfeld/Van der Meer/Wortmann (ed.): Psyche und Epochennorm. Festschrift für Heinz Thoma, Heidelberg, 2005, p.243-272.

8Valérie Le Vot, ex-student of the E.N.S., has been Senior Lecturer in the German Department at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) since 1996 and is now “Attachée de Coopération universitaire” at the French Institute in Brême. Among her works, her doctoral thesis studied representations of reading in German fiction in the second half of the eighteenth century (Des Livres à la vie. Lecteurs et lectures dans le roman allemand des Lumières, Bern, Peter Lang, 1999).

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