Michel Feith is Associate Professor in American Literature at the University of Nantes, France, and a member of the Center for Research on National Identities and Intercultural Studies (CRINI). He has published articles on the multicultural literature of the United States, focusing especially on Maxine Hong Kingston, Gerald Vizenor, John Edgar Wideman, Percival Everett and the Harlem Renaissance. He is currently writing a monograph on John Edgar Wideman.Claudine Raynaud is Professor of American Studies at the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier, having previously taught in England (Birmingham; Liverpool) and the United States (Michigan; Northwestern; Oberlin). A Fellow at the Du Bois Institute (Harvard, 2005), she is the author of Toni Morrison: L’Esthétique de la survie (1995) and numerous articles on black autobiography. Her recent publications include a collection of translations, La Renaissance de Harlem et l’art nègre (2013), and two volumes of Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ (2014 and 2015).