Susan Bainbrigge is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She began her research career by working on Simone de Beauvoir, on whom she published the book Writing against Death: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir. She has published widely on Belgian francophone writings, including the book Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing, co-edited volumes and articles. Her recent research has focused on transgenerational trauma in contemporary texts in French about the Second World War. She is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.Maren Scheurer is a Researcher and Lecturer in the Departments of Comparative Literature and English and American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Her research interests include psychoanalytic aesthetics in contemporary media, as well as the transformations of realism in late nineteenth-century literature. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of journals and edited collections, and, with Aimee Pozorski, she is executive co-editor of Philip Roth Studies. Her book Transferences: The Aesthetics and Poetics of the Therapeutic Relationship was published in 2019.