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1Carolin Görgen obtained her doctorate from the joint PhD program of the University Paris VII and the École du Louvre in 2018. Her thesis critically evaluated the practices and productions of the California Camera Club – a photographer collective based in San Francisco, between 1890 and 1915. Drawing on materials from more than twenty American institutions, her research appreciates the extensive and largely forgotten corpus of the Club. Originally from Germany, Carolin Görgen obtained her BA in American Studies from Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), and her MA in American History from the University Paris VII, along with a summer school in art history at New York University. Her research was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Huntington Library, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Peter Palmquist Memorial Fund for Photo-historical Research. Her work has been published in Transbordeur, Histoire de l'Art, and Transatlantica. She is the co-organizer of the bilingual seminar Camera Memoria at Paris VII that focuses on histories of photography from the English-speaking world. Currently teaching American history and photography at the University Paris Diderot, she is also working on a book manuscript of her thesis.

2Chloë Théault est conservatrice du patrimoine, responsable des fonds de photographies et de sculptures au musée Bourdelle depuis 2014. Elle a mené une thèse de doctorat sur l’historiographie de l’art des années 1930 en France et en Grande-Bretagne (université Paris 8) avant de devenir Directrice des hauts lieux de mémoire d’Ile de France, puis conservatrice des Monuments historiques à la DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais. En 2016-2017, elle a été commissaire de l’exposition De bruit et de fureur. Bourdelle sculpteur et photographe, organisée en itinérance à Montauban (musée Ingres) et Paris (musée Bourdelle). Ses recherches actuelles portent notamment sur l’utilisation de la photographie par les sculpteurs, en tant que pratique, outil de formation, d’inspiration et de diffusion. Fin 2018, elle a été pensionnaire à la fondation Henry Moore (Leeds / Perry Green) afin d’y mener des recherches sur la pratique et l’utilisation de la photographie par Henry Moore.

3Isabelle Gras is a teacher at Éducation Nationale, and a PHD student at Université Bordeaux Montaigne, under the supervision of professor Nicole Ollier, among the research team CLIMAS. Her research explores the type of meaning conveyed by visual choices in picture books addressing both children and adults, and the subsequent changes in terms of the position of the reader. Her thesis focuses on the expression of metaphor through images and text in picture books created by Australian artist and writer Shaun Tan and on their reception by readers. She gave presentations at various conferences in Bordeaux, at the 2015 SAES congress in Toulon, at ESSE 13th conference in Galway in 2016, and at IAWIS 11th Conference in Lausanne in 2017. She co-organized the International Young Researchers’ Conference “The Enclave in Anglophone Worlds” at Université Bordeaux Montaigne in 2016, and co-edited the articles selected for publication following the conference. She published articles in Leaves, in 2015 and 2017 and in Image and narrative in 2018.

4Camille Rouquet passed the agrégation in English and holds a PhD in Anglophone Languages and Cultures. Her 2017 dissertation, directed by Pr. François Brunet, was entitled The Icons of Vietnam and Their Power: The Systems of Consecration of Photojournalistic Images and the Rhetoric of Media Influence Since the Vietnam War. She studies the construction of social memory based on iconic images and historiographical fluctuations regarding the theory of media influence. In 2016, she co-created Camera Memoria, a LARCA research seminar that welcomes French and international scholars studying all forms of memory in American photography. She is currently working as a PRAG at Paris Sciences et Lettres University where she teaches classes in American history and the history of war photography.

5Michèle Bacholle is Professor of French Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University (USA). She has published numerous articles and six books, primarily on contemporary French and Francophone women writers (among whom Annie Ernaux and Linda Lê), but also on the Algerian War and the representation of ethnic minorities in contemporary French youth literature. Her book on narratives by suicide-loss survivors in contemporary French literature – Récits contemporains d’endeuillés après suicide : Les Cas Fottorino, Vigan, Grimbert, Rahmani, Charneux et Delaume – appeared in 2018. She has published two articles on Annie Ernaux as a “ph-auto-bio-grapher.” In Un appelé dans la guerre d’Algérie : témoignage photo-textuel (2016), she used her father’s photographs as a catalyst to his testimony on the Algerian war.

6Christel Scheftsik Naujoks prépare une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l’art contemporain en cotutelle à l’université de Lausanne et à l’École Pratique des Hautes Études de Paris. Sa thèse porte sur l’étude de la critique et des expositions de Chagall à partir de 1945, afin d’en dégager une histoire de la réception.

7Claire Ducresson-Boët est doctorante en cotutelle à l’Université Paris-Diderot (LARCA) et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle prépare une thèse en études anglophones et en histoire de l’art sur les potentialités commémoratives et patrimoniales du photojournalisme de guerre américain, à travers l’étude de la remédiation de photographies de presse dans des monuments aux morts depuis la seconde moitié du XXème siècle aux États-Unis.

8Christine Sukic is Professor of Early Modern English Literature and Culture at the University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, France. Her research interests focus on the heroic body and representations of the immaterial, and she has published on Shakespeare, George Chapman and Samuel Daniel. She is the chief editor of the scholarly online journal Etudes Epistémè. Her forthcoming monograph is entitled Heroic Bodies on the Early Modern Stage: a Poetics of the Ineffable.

9Donald Friedman, a novelist, essayist, sometime lawyer, but never a scholar, somehow produced the internationally acclaimed The Writer’s Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers. That book brought together the visual art of more than 200 of the world’s great writers. To celebrate its publication, he planned a modest exhibition of writer-art which, with the assistance of John Wronoski, antiquarian bookseller and art dealer, was enlarged to include dozens of poets and writers somehow omitted from the book, and became a museum-scale show (https://donaldfriedman.com/​books/​the-writers-brush-the-exhibition/​). Along the way to the book and the exhibition, Friedman interviewed a number of writer-artists on camera. Excerpts of those interviews are being posted on Interfaces’ website, accompanied by transcripts and introductions. The last issue presented Derek Walcott and the current one features Jules Feiffer. For Interfaces contributors, subscribers, and friends interested in acquiring copies of The Writer’s Brush direct from the author at a deep discount, please contact him through his website : https://donaldfriedman.com/​books/​the-writers-brush/​/

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« Notes on contributors », Interfaces [Online], 41 | 2019, Online since 25 June 2019, connection on 16 September 2019. URL : http://preo.u-bourgogne.fr/interfaces/index.php?id=655

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