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Notes on Contributors Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby work in French Studies at the University of Adelaide. Jean has worked on the literary resonances of the French utopian movement of the nineteenth century, and also pub- lishes in the area of contemporary French fiction. John has a long-standing interest in the nineteenth-century French novel, with a particular focus on the Napoleonic period and the works of Stendhal. Together they have published on French crime fiction and its nineteenth-century origins. Their joint interests also extend to the literary and historical connections between France and Australia, and include French translations of Austral- ian crime fiction, but also French exploration of the Pacific. Their work on the Baudin expedition, Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (co-authored with Peter Monteath, 2004), was awarded the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Prize in 2005. David Gascoigne is Honorary Senior Lecturer in French at the Uni- versity of St Andrews. His research has centred on later twentieth-century French narrative, including books on Michel Tournier and on Georges Perec and ludic fiction. His retirement was honoured by colleagues and friends with a Festschrift (Lorna Milne and Mary Orr (eds), Narratives of French Modernity: Themes, Forms and Metamorphoses, Peter Lang, 2011). Since retirement he has been happily exploring the work of contemporary writers such as Christian Gailly, Marie Nimier and Pascal Bruckner, and in a recent article for the journal Paragraph he has even ventured as far of f-piste as Dadaist poetry. Fran...
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