Adalgisa Giorgio is Senior Lecturer in Italian and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of Bath. Recent publications include the edited volumes Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Contemporary European Narratives by Women (2002) and (with Anna Cento Bull) Speaking Out and Silencing. Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s (2006). Julia Waters is Lecturer in French at the University of Reading. Her research interests are in modern and contemporary French and francophone women writers. Her publications include Intersexual Rivalry: a “Reading in Pairs” of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet (2000) and Duras and Indochina: Postcolonial Perspectives (2006).