GeneviÃ¨ve Fabre is professor at the University Paris 7 where she is
director of the Center of African American Research. Author of books on James Agee,
on African American Theatre (Paris, CNRS and Harvard U P), she has contributed to
several collective volumes and encyclopedias. Co-author of books on F.S. Fitzgerald,
American minorities, she has edited or co-edited several volumes: on Hispanic
literatures, on Barrio culture in the USA, on ethnicity, two volumes on "Feasts and
Celebrations among Ethnic Communities," two on Toni Morrison, and a book on History
and Memory in Afr Am Culture. She is now co-editing with Michel Feith a collection
of essays on The Harlem Renaissance. A Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute,
Harvard, The National Humanities Center and the American Antiquarian Society, she is
currently working on African American celebrative culture (1730-1880).
Michel Feith is an Assistant Professor at the University of
Nantes, France. He has spent several years abroad; his experience of living in
Australia, Japan and the United States has sensitivized him to issues of
multiculturalism. He wrote a doctoral thesis under the direction of Professor
GeneviÃ¨ve Fabre, on " Myth and History in Chinese American and Chicano Literature "
(1995), and his publications include articles on Maxine Hong Kingston, John Edgar
Wideman, and the Harlem Renaissance.