Graham Falconer, the honorand of this collection, is Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. Born in Scotland, Graham Falconer has degrees from Oxford University and the University of Aix-Marseille. Before assuming his thirty-year career at the University of Toronto he held teaching positions at the École normale d’instituteurs, Aix-en-Provence, the Folkuniversitet of Sweden, St. John’s College, Oxford and the University of Glasgow. A well-known dix-neuvièmiste, he is the author of numerous articles on genetic criticism and “sociocritique” and has written on Balzac, Flaubert, Zola and Musset.Andrew Oliver, co-editor, is also Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. He is author of books on Benjamin Constant, Raymond Radiguet and André Gide, and founding editor of the “Romans de Balzac” series. He is co-founder and co-director of the scholarly journal, Texte.Rachel Falconer, co-editor, is Professor of English Literature, University of Lausanne. She is author of books on John Milton, on literary katabasis or descents to Hell, and crossover literature for children and adults, as well as editor of collections on Mikhail Bakhtin, and literature and science.