The Editors: Beatrice Bijon is Senior Lecturer at Saint-Etienne University, France. Her research focuses on British post-modernist fiction, post-colonial writing (India and Australia), and gender studies. Bijon has published articles on Angela Carter, Valery Larbaud and Joyce, Janet Frame, Shirley Hazzard, Arundhati Roy, and Jeanette Winterson. More recently, she has researched on exploration and travel narratives (Vivienne de Watteville, David Thompson, and Alexander McKenzie). She is the co-editor of Europeans Writing the Mezzogiorno (2006) and The Production of Strangeness in Post-Colonial Literatures (forthcoming). She is currently preparing a book on the suffragettes. Gerard Gacon is Senior Lecturer at Saint-Etienne University, France. He is the author of a collection of his own poetry (Poincons, 2007), a book on the translation and hermeneutics of poetry (Le Lait de paradis, 2005), and various translations of English poets (Sidney, Shakespeare, Herrick, Marvell, Coleridge, Carroll) in bilingual editions. Gacon has also contributed 101 texts of his own plus 76 in collaboration with Paul Bensimon to the prestigious Anthologie bilingue de la poesie anglaise (2005). His research has also investigated the realm of literary biography (John Aubrey) and autobiography (Wordsworth), and more recently, travel literature (Mungo Park, Mary Kingsley, Fanny Parks).
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