Contributor biographical information for La France contemporaine / William F. Edmiston, Annie Dumenil.

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Dr. Edmiston is a specialist in eighteenth-century French literature. His first book was a study of DIDEROT AND THE FAMILY (Stanford French and Italian Studies, Anma Libri, 1985). In subsequent years he worked on structuralist narratology, and in 1991 he published HINDSIGHT AND INSIGHT: FOCALIZATION IN FOUR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH NOVELS (Penn State Press). In 1991 he received a grant to attend a seminar at the Folger Institute entitled "Sexuality, the Family, and Republican Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century France," and since that time his work has focused on issues of gender and sexuality in French novels of the late eighteenth century. In 1995 he received a grant from the French Cultural Services to produce a series of videotapes for a distance education course on contemporary French culture. Dr. Edmiston regularly teaches a 500-level course on contemporary France, which is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

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French language -- Readers -- France -- Civilization.