ALBA AMOIA is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Romance Languages, Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has published several literary biographies (Edmond Rostand, Jean Anouilh, Albert Camus, Fedor Dostoevsky) and studies of the Italian theatrical and literary scenes. Her most recent book, No Mothers We! (2000), analyzes the revolt of Italian women writers against maternity.
BETTINA L.KNAPP is Thomas Hunter Professor of French and Comparative Literature (Emerita) at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of over fifty books, of which the most recent (2000) are Gambling, Game, and Psyche and Voltaire Revisited. Editor of the annual review Antemnae, she is also a Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters.
PAUL ARCHAMBAULT is Professor of French at Syracuse University, New York, where he directs the French program. He has written many books and articles dealing with autobiography, the most recent book being A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert de Nogent (1996). He delivered four lectures at the College de France in 1998 on the relation between autobiographical discourse and historical narrative.
ABDELLATIF ATTAFI, originally from Tangier, Morocco, completed his Ph.D. in Lille, France. He is currently Associate Professor of French at the University of Charleston in South Carolina. His research interests include the brain-drain phenomenon of North African students in France and North African literature, specifically that of Tahar Ben Jelloun.
MARLÈNE BARSOUM is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Literature at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Her fields of