Vanessa Guignery, email@example.com
Vanessa Guignery is Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in Paris. She is the author of several books and essays on the work of Julian Barnes, including The Fiction of Julian Barnes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and Conversations with Julian Barnes (Mississippi Press, 2009), co-edited with Ryan Roberts. She has published articles on various British and postcolonial contemporary authors, as well as a monograph on B.S. Johnson, Ceci n'est pas une fiction. Les romans vrais de B.S. Johnson (Sorbonne UP, 2009) and Seeing and Being: Ben Okri’s The Famished Road (Presses Universitaires de France, 2012). She translated Jonathan Coe's biography of B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, into French (Quidam, 2010), edited The B.S. Johnson/Zulfikar Ghose Correspondence (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015) and published Jonathan Coe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She edited and co-edited several collections of essays on contemporary British and post-colonial literature (Janet Frame, Ben Okri, Alice Munro, among others).She edited a special issue of the Journal of American, British and Canadian Studies on Julian Barnes (Sibiu, 2009) and a special issue of Callaloo on Ben Okri (Fall 2015), and co-edited with Marc Porée a special issue of Etudes anglaises on the British Contemporary Novel (April-June 2015). Her collection of interviews with eight contemporary writers, Novelists in the New Millenium, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.www.vanessaguignery.com
Christian Gutleben is Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, where he teaches nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century British literature and where he directs the journal Cycnos. His research focuses on the links between the Victorian and the postmodernist forms of art, and he is the author of one of the earliest critical surveys of neo-Victorian literature, Nostalgic Postmodernism: The Victorian Tradition and the Contemporary British Novel (Rodopi, 2001, reedited 2013). He has also published books on the English campus novel and Graham Greene, as well as numerous articles on postmodernism in British literature, and is co-editor (with Marie-Luise Kohlke) of Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series, including Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma: The Politics of Bearing After-Witness to Nineteenth-Century Suffering (Rodopi, 2010), Neo-Victorian Families: Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics (Rodopi, 2011), Neo-Victorian Gothic: Horror, Violence and Degeneration in the Re-Imagined Nineteenth Century (Rodopi, 2012), and Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics (Rodopi/Brill 2015). The last two volumes of the Series (Neo-Victorian Humour and Neo-Victorian Biofiction) are due to be published in 2016 and 2017.
Catherine Delesalle-Nancey is Professor of English literature at the University of Lyon 3 where she teaches twentieth and twenty-first century British literature and translation. She is Head of the Department of English Studies and was, until recently, co-director of the research center Institute of Transtextual and Transcultural Studies in Lyon 3. Her research has focused on Malcolm Lowry and Joseph Conrad. She has published a monograph on the works of Malcolm Lowry, La Divine comédie ivre: répétition, reprise et ressassement dans l'oeuvre en prose de Malcolm Lowry (Michel Houdiard, 2010) as well as many articles on this writer, two of which are to be published in La Fureur et la grâce: lectures de Malcolm Lowry (Garnier Flammarion). She is a member of the French and British Conradian societies and regularly published in their journals; she participated in Les Cahiers de l’Herne (2014) and is currently co-editing an issue of L’Epoque conradienne on the feminine in Joseph Conrad’s works. Concurrently, she has also always carried research on contemporary authors and has published articles on Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, A.S Byatt, Janet Frame or Alice Munro.