FAAAM : Femmes Auteurs Anglo-AMéricaines

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Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni is Associate Professor at Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Her areas of research include Asian American writing, Ethnic and Postcolonial studies. After her extensive work on self-writing in Chinese American literature, she turned her attention to non-Anglophone textual productions only recently recognized as belonging to American literature (Yan Geling). By taking an interest in Ruth Ozeki’s writing, she has also been delving into contemporary Japanese-American fictional and self-referential representations. Following her research at Academia Sinica (summer 2019), she is currently mapping out Taiwanese American literature in English. She is co-editor (with Sämi Ludwig) of the critical volume On the Legacy of Maxine Hong Kingston. The Mulhouse Book (Lit Verlag 2014) and co-editor and contributor to the collection of essays Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading/She Reads to Write Herself (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

Claire Bazin is Professor of 19th century English and Commonwealth Literature at Paris Nanterre University, France. She is the author of several books on the Brontë sisters: La Vision du Mal chez les Sœurs Brontë (PUM 1995) and Jane Eyre, Le Pèlerin moderne (Le Temps 2005). She co-authored Janet Frame : Naissance d’une œuvre : The Lagoon and other stories (PUF 2010) and is the author of Janet Frame in Writers and their Work (Northcote Publishers 2011). She has also published a chapter on Janet Frame’s An Angel at my Table in Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature (MLA 2017) and another chapter entitled “Strategies of avoidance in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon” in Janet Frame in Focus, ed. Josephine A. McQuail (McFarland 2018). Another chapter entitled “Jane Eyre, gothic or not?” was published in The History of the Gothic, ed. Clive Bloom. She also co-edited Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading/She Reads to Write Herself (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and published an article entitled “Janet Frame’s Autobiographical Trilogy: the Birth of an Œuvre”. She has been head of the University of Nanterre’s research group on Anglo-Saxon women writers (FAAAM) for over 20 years.


Valérie Baisnée-Keay is Associate Professor in English at the University of Paris Saclay, Paris, France. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests revolve around the personal writings and poetry of twentieth and twenty-first century women, with a particular focus on New Zealand women writers, including Katherine Mansfield. She has contributed to several published books and journals on women’s autobiographies and diaries and co-edited the collection Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading/ She Reads to Write Herself (Palgrave Macmillan 2018). She is the author of Gendered Resistance: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras (1997) and In the Long Corridor of Distance: Space and Place in New Zealand Women’s Autobiographies (2014) both published by Rodopi.

Corinne Bigot is Associate Professor in postcolonial literature at Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès. Her research focuses on 19th to 21st century Canadian women writers and many of her published essays and books are devoted to the Canadian short story writer Alice Munro. She has also published essays on Canadian women writers Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Trail (Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2014), Joy Kogawa, and Janice Kulyk Keefer. Another part of her research focuses on diasporic women writers—focusing on the practice of everyday life, in the culinary memoir and the short story. In 2019, she co-edited a special issue of the American journal Wagadu (vol 19): Jamaica Kincaid as Crafter and Grafter. She is with Prof. Françoise Kràl and Dr. Sam Coombes a founder member of the research group Diaspolinks, and co-edited with them a special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, “Diasporic Trajectories” (vol 55, 2019). She recently published essays on diasporic culinary memoirs in The Journal of Postcolonial Studies (55, 2019), and in edited volumes such as Mémoires, traces, empreintes (Bouzonviller & Revirn Piegay, eds, Orbis Tertius 2020) and Ethnicity and Kinship in North American and European Literatures (Silvia Schultermandl & Klaus Rieser, Routledge, 2021). She co-edited Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading/She Reads to Write Herself with FAAAM members Valérie Baisnée-Keay, Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni and Claire Bazin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Stephanie Genty is Senior Lecturer at the Université d’Évry / Paris-Saclay. After obtaining a BA in “Social and Political Art” and an MA in French from the University of California, she pursued a PhD in American literature at the University of Bordeaux. Her dissertation explored the representation of women’s condition in Marilyn French’s work, and particularly her “iconography” of feminine malaise. Stephanie Genty has published on Marilyn French, Margaret Atwood, Nadine Gordimer and Patti Smith. She wrote the afterword to French’s sixth novel, In the Name of Friendship (New York: The Feminist Press, 2006) and is currently writing a literary biography of Marilyn French (1929-2009).

Nathalie Saudo-Welby is a Senior Lecturer at the Université de Picardie in Amiens, France, where she teaches British Literature and translation. Her doctorate (2003) focuses on degeneration in British literature (1886-1913). She is accredited to direct research in British literature (HDR).
She has published over twenty articles on fin-de-siècle literature, women’s writing and women’s perception of conflict. Her book on the New Woman, Le Courage de déplaire, was published by Classiques Garnier in 2019

Delphine Louis-Dimitrov is senior lecturer MCF at Université Catholique de Paris, in American Literature. member of the LARCA research team. Her research interests include Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American literature; Literature and History ; Political Imagination ; American Medievalism ; Slavery in Fiction and Slave Narratives


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