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Patricia M. E. Lorcin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and editor of French Historical Studies. Her publications include: Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria; Algeria and France 1800-2000: Identity, Memory and Nostalgia, numerous book chapters, articles on French colonialism, and two co-edited volumes.
Daniel Brewer is Professor of French Studies at the University of Minnesota. His areas of teaching and research include the literature and culture of ancien re;gime France, as well as contemporary literary and cultural theory. He has published on such topics as theories of knowledge and the critique of institutions, visual representation and art criticism, the project of Enlightenment, literary history and social formation, and the figure of the intellectual. His books include The Discourse of Enlightenment and The Enlightenment Past: Reconstructing Eighteenth-Century French Thought. He has co-edited volumes on the Encyclope;die and is co-editor of L’Esprit Cre;ateur.]]