Luba Jurgenson is an Associate Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She is a translator, a novelist and co-director of the series Pustiaki at the publishing house Verdier, in Paris. She is the author of L'expérience concentrationnaire est-elle indicible ?, Création et Tyrannie : URSS 1917 - 1991, Au lieu du péril : Récit d'une vie entre deux langues (Instead of Perish: the Account of a Life between Two Languages), Her most recent novel is Trois Contes Allemands (Three German Tales), her most famous and most recent translations are
Leonid Guirchovitch, Apologie de la fuite, Verdier, 2004 ;
Vladimir Toporov, Apologie de Pluchkine, Verdier, 2009 - Prix Russophonie 2011, pour la meilleure traduction ;
Panteleimon Romanov, Camarade Kisliakov, Éditions Héros-Limite, 2013.
Rosina Neginsky is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. She teaches comparative literature and art history at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Her area of expertise is English, French and Russian art and literature between 1850 and 1920. She is the author of the book, Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West (2004, 2006), which underwent two editions, and of the book Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was (2013), of four books of poetry, the last is In the Garden of Luxembourg (Paris, 2015). She is an editor of number of books on Symbolism as well as the founder and the president of Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD -- Research Center on Symbolism).
Marthe Sagrestin is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her area of specialization is the European theater at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Scandinavian literature, and August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen.
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