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Professor Alain Kerhervé 

English Studies

Université de Brest

Alain Kerhervé is Professor in English studies at the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines Victor Segalen, Brest, Brittany, France. He is the director of the HCTI research unit ( and a member of the French Société d'Etudes anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. He wrote a book on Mary Delany (1700-1788) published by L'Harmattan in 2004, edited letters from and to Mary Delany (Polite Letters, CSP, 2009; Memoirs of the Court of George III. Volume 2. Mary Delany (1700–1788) and the Court of George III. London: Pickering Chatto, 2015) and a letter-writing manual (The Ladies Complete Letter-Writer, CSP, 2010). He also published two books on William Gilpin, Letters and Education (Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 2 volumes: vol. 1 “William Writes to William” 290 p.; vol. 2 “William Gilpin’s Letter-Writer” 250 p.). He co-edited, with Annick Cossic, La Sociabilité en France et en Grande-Bretagne au Siècle des Lumières: L’émergence d’un nouveau modèle de société? (Paris : Le Manuscrit, 2016) and  a collection of essays entitled British Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century with Valérie Capdeville (Boydel and Brewer, 2019).