About the Author
Valerie Baisnee-Keay is Senior Lecturer at the University of Paris Sud, France, specialising in contemporary women's life writing and poetry. Her publications on women's life writing include Gendered Resistance (1997) on Simone de Beauvoir, Frame Maya Angelou and Marguerite Duras and Through the Long Corridor of Distance (2014) on New Zealand women's autobiographies. Corinne Bigot is Senior Lecturer in English and postcolonial literature at Universite Toulouse Jean Jaures, France. She holds a PhD in Canadian Literature, and has published extensively on works by Canadian women writers, notably Alice Munro. She has recently been working on diasporic autofiction and memoirs.Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni is Senior Lecturer at Paris 8 University, France. Her areas of research include Asian American, Ethnic and Postcolonial Studies. After extensive work on self-writing in the works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Shirley Geok-lin Lim, she is currently engaged in the exploration of contemporary Japanese-American self-referential representations. Claire Bazin is Professor of Nineteenth Century English Literature and Commonwealth Literature at Paris Nanterre University, France. She is the author of several books on Charlotte and Emily Bronte, and Janet Frame. She is the author of Janet Frame in Writers and Their Work (2011).