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1Maurice A. Géracht, Stephen J Prior Professor of the Humanities, has taught English and American Literature at the College of the Holy Cross since 1966. He has published widely on 18th, 19th and 20th century English, American and French authors and artists including: J. Dryden, D. Defoe, J. Swift, T. Smollett W.M Thackeray, G. Eliot, J.F. Cooper, H. James, G. Sand, H. Balzac, A. Gide, and V. Woolf. The latest “The Color of Things, in Henry James’s The Ambassadors: Complicating The Process of Vision” appeared in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Inquiry, WORD & IMAGE, VOL. 34, NO. 2, 2018 He also has written reviews, catalog essays and notes for and artist exhibition. He has been invested in INTERFACES since its founding, and has served as a co-editor since 1999.

2Specializing in German and Russian, Brittain Smith received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago.  He has taught film, literature, and philosophy at Loyola University, New Orleans and Boston University.  Currently the Director of Study Abroad at the College of the Holy Cross, Smith is the translator and editor of Friedrich Nietzsche's Dawn, Volume 5 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche published by Stanford University Press. 

3Alice Scheer est agrégée de lettres modernes et consacre actuellement sa thèse de doctorat en Lettres et Arts à la collection des « Sentiers de la création », parue aux Éditions Albert Skira entre 1969 et 1976. Elle effectue ses recherches à l’Université de Lyon (2) sous la direction de Dominique Carlat, au sein du laboratoire Passages XX-XXI. Elle s’est attachée, dans plusieurs articles, à étudier les relations entre texte et images, soit à l’échelle de la collection en s’intéressant notamment aux images recadrées et aux pensées du détails (Quêtes littéraires, n°5, E. Kociubmska et J. Niedokos (eds.), Lublin, Wydawnictwo Werset, 2015, également disponible en ligne :​files/​60/​quetes_litteraires_n5_2015_alice_scheer.pdf) soit à celle d’un volume en particulier, tels celui de Jean Starobinski (Bulletin du cercle Jean Starobinski, 7/2017, disponible en ligne, ou celui de Jean Tardieu (Revue en ligne Textimage, Varia 5).

4Margaret Denton is Associate Professor Emerita of Art History at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. She received her PhD from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts where she studied early nineteenth-century French painting. She has published articles on this subject including a study of Nicolas Poussin's The Arcadian Shepherds and burial reform in France (Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2003), and an examination of the work of Angélique Mongez in relation to the gendering of genres in late eighteenth-century French painting (Art History,1998). A Gould Fellowship at Princeton University during the 1999-2000 academic year provided the opportunity to pursue research on early photography in France. The results of this research were several talks, an article on the discourse of photography as art in France during the 1850s (Art History , 2002), and an article in History of Photography on Louis-Auguste Martin's Promenades poétiques et daguerriennes--Bellevue (2011). Her current research project examines the ways in which photography figures into thinking about history in mid-nineteenth-century France.

5Eric T. Haskell is Professor Emeritus of French Studies & Interdisciplinary Humanities at Scripps College (Claremont University Consortium, California) where he is also Director Emeritus of the college’s Clark Humanities Museum. His publications cover a wide range of interart topics from nineteenth-century poetry to garden history. A frequent guest lecturer, he has delivered over 550 lectures and papers in twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries. He has also curated a dozen exhibitions and authored numerous exhibition catalogues. His Le Nôtre’s Gardens accompanied an exhibition he curated at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. His most recent book, Les Jardins de Brécy: Le Paradis Retrouvé, was published in Paris by Les Éditions du Huitième Jour. Recently, two of France’s highest honors were bestowed upon Dr. Haskell. By decree of the French Minister of Culture, he was knighted Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. By recommendation of the French Minister of Education, he was also inducted as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, the oldest non-military decoration of France and the most prestigious honor for academics.

6Corentin Lahouste is a researcher, as aspirant FNRS (Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique), at UCLouvain (Belgium), within the Centre de recherche sur l’imaginaire (CRI/INCAL). He is the author of a PhD thesis, under the co-direction of prof. Myriam Watthee-Delmotte (UCLouvain) and prof. Bertrand Gervais (UQÀM, Montréal), dedicated to figures, forms and postures of the anarchic in French speaking contemporary literature. His doctoral research was focused on the works of Marcel Moreau, Yannick Haenel and Philippe De Jonckheere (hypermedia). He had the opportunity to publish the findings of his works in the form of articles in journals such as Studi FrancesiFixxion or Mémoires du livre/Studies in Book Culture. He co-edited, with Charline Lambert, the issues 3-4 of the 72nd volume of Les Lettres romanes, titled La réappropriation du sensible et du sensoriel dans la littérature française des XXe et XXIe siècles.

7Nataliya Lenina (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2013) teaches French and Belgian literature at York University, Glendon College (Toronto) since September 2014. Nataliya is the author of several articles on Georges Rodenbach and Suzanne Lilar (Belgian authors on whom she devoted her thesis), but also the Satin Slipper by Paul Claudel and the myth of Don Juan in Molière, Da Ponte / Mozart and Pushkin.

8Anne-Kathrin Marquardt studied English literature at the ENS de Lyon, France, where she earned the French teaching qualification agrégation. She holds a Master’s degree in English from the ENS de Lyon and a Master’s in European Studies from the FU Berlin. She currently teaches undergraduate English courses in literature, culture and language in Paris. For more information, please see:​AnneKathrinMarquardt.

9Vera Fasshauer is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer in the Department of German Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. She has studied German and English literature as well as art history at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, where she was also awarded her PhD for her study on The Poetics of Ugliness in the 18th Century in 2014. Apart from 18th and 19th century aesthetics and poetics, her research also focuses on Enlightenment and gender studies as well as the history of science and religious dissent. After engaging in several projects devoted to the digital edition and analysis of handwritten early modern ego-documents, she is currently investigating the form, function and contexts of Johann Christian Senckenberg’s journals.

10Nadia Fartas est docteure en littérature (EHESS-Université Paris-Sorbonne) associée au Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (CRAL), ses travaux portent sur les relations entre poétique, esthétique et politique (XIXe-XXIe siècles) ainsi que sur les rapports entre le visuel et le verbal, le texte et l’image. Professeure de Lettres au lycée, elle enseigne également à l’université de Cergy-Pontoise après avoir assuré des cours à l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne et à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Elle a auparavant collaboré avec des associations et des structures publiques dans le domaine des arts visuels en tant que chargée des éditions et des expositions.

11Didier Aubert est maître de conférences en civilisation américaine en l'université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 et membre de l'UMR Thalim. Son travail sur la photographie sociale et documentaire dans les Amériques a été publié dans Etudes Photographiques, IdeAs, MondeS, la RFEA, et Visual Studies. Membre des comités de rédaction de L'Amérique des images (2013), Transatlantic Cultures (ANR 2016-2020), Transatlantica. Mavcor Fellow (Yale, 2016-2020). 

12Fabienne Gaspari is a senior lecturer at the University of Pau where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature. She focuses on the relationships between writing and the body. Her 2012 study, “Morsels for the gods”: l’écriture du visage dans la littérature britannique (1839-1900), examined novelistic treatments of the visage. She has published papers on nineteenth-century British authors including George Moore, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad.

13Melissa Schoenberger is Assistant Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, where she specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century poetry. She is the author of Cultivating Peace: The Virgilian Georgic in English, 1650–1750 (Bucknell, 2019), and has published articles in Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660–1700Translation and Literature; and Philological Quarterly

14Donald 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 (​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 :​books/the-writers-brush//

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« Notes on Contributors », Interfaces [Online], 42 | 2019, Online since 12 December 2019, connection on 05 July 2020. URL :

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