Ruth Amar is Associate Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel, where she teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature. She has published a large number of articles on the French contemporary novel, including the work of Tahar Ben Jelloun, Michel Tournier, Andrée Chédid, Silvie Germain, Patrick Modiano, Michel Houellebecq, among others. She is the author of Les structures de la solitude dans l’œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio (2004); Tahar Ben Jelloun: Les Stratégies narratives, (2005); and Bonheur: Quête et représentation dans le roman français contemporain (2016). She is also the co-author of Utopie: mémoire et imaginaire, actes du colloque (2008) and Le monde d’Alain Bosquet (2009), and the editor of L’Écriture du bonheur dans le roman contemporain, textes réunis et édités (2011).Françoise Saquer-Sabin is Full Professor of Hebrew Literature at the University of Lille, France, where she is also Head of the Department of Hebrew Studies. She has published a large number of articles and chapters on modern Hebrew literature. Her main fields of research focus on the representation of otherness in the Hebrew contemporary novel and on feminine writing in Israel. She is author of Le Personnage de l’Arabe palestinien dans la littérature hébraïque du xxe siècle (2002) and Nouvelles hébraïques d’aujourd’hui – Espaces et Territoires – Pouvoirs et Marginalités (2017). She is the editor of several collections of essays on the contemporary Near East, including, among others, Regards sur le Proche-Orient – éclaté, complexe, paradoxal (2016).